Baldwin, Joseph R.

Photos:  26th NC Infantry battle flag

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Joseph Baldwin and Marilda shown with prosthetic right limb

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Age at Enlistment:  30

Length of Service: 1861-1864

State:  North Carolina

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:   26th NC Infantry Regiment

Service Record: Enlisted in Co. A on 9 Oct 1862; severely wounded in action at Pickett’s charge in Gettysburg on 3 Jul 1863; one of only four Soldiers from Co. A to survive the charge; captured 3 Jul 1863; reported at hospital in Chambersburg 17 Jul 1863 where his right leg was likely amputated at the thigh; transferred to Harrisburg, PA on 17 Aug 1863; sent to West’s Building Hospital, Baltimore, Md on 3 Sep 1863; was still in hospital there in Baltimore until transferred to City Point, VA on 12 Nov 1863; shortly after arriving there was sent home; was on the Co. A 26th NC rolls until officially “retired” abt Oct 1864.

Survived WarYes

Cemetery / Burial:   Jesse Baldwin Family Cemetery, Ashe Co., NC; Confederate plate markerjoseph baldwin

Soldier Info:  Born at Whitetop, Grayson Co., VA  in 1831; Died at Lansing, Ashe Co., NC in 1909;  After the war he became a Baptist Minister Primitive Baptist Church at Big Helton in Lansing, Ashe Co., NC; he and his wife Marilda had 9 children, 5 boys and 4 girls.

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