Colonel Joseph W. Hawley

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Antietam Battlefields, Sharpsburg MD

Federal (USV)
Colonel
Joseph W Hawley
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From West Chester, he entered service in the 124th as Captain, Company A on 12 August, and was appointed Colonel of the Regiment on the 17th.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in combat early on the morning of September 17th, and was succeeded by Major Haldeman in command.

After the War:
He was first cashier in the bank of Isaac Haldeman (father of the 124th’s Major) – the First National Bank of Media, organized Feb. 22, 1864. He was later President of the Springfield Water Company, supplying that suburb of Philadelphia. He was awarded a US government pension of $15 in March 1882, then living in Media, citing a gunshot wound to the left side of his neck (at Antietam?)

Source:http://antietam.aotw.org/officers.php?officer_i...

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