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Bush, Joseph


Age: 34, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 13th US INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. G, 1st VT INF, 4/25/61 (4/25/61), m/o 8/15/61; comn CPT, 13th US INF, 8/5/61, Bvt MAJ 7/4/63, for gallant and meritorious service in siege of Vicksburg; post-war CAPT, 22nd US INF, dates?, MAJ, 25th US INF, 3/79, retired 4/2/83

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Birth: abt 1827, Massachusetts
Death: 11/30/1884


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Annie H., 1/12/1885, MA
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died in Philadelphia, PA. See UVM's Center for Digital Initiatives


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Joseph Bush

New York Times

Tuesday - 2 Dec 1884

Major Joseph Bush, United States Army, Dead

He was born in Massachusetts, and became Captain of the First Vermont Infantry in the volunteer service May 9, 1861. He was honorably mustered out Aug. 15 of that year. He became Captain of the Thirteenth Infantry Oct. 28, 1861 and July 4, 1863, attained the rank of Brevet Major for gallant and meritorious services rendered at the siege of Vicksburg. Sept. 21, 1866, he was transferred to the Twenty-second Infantry, and on March 4, 1879, was appointed Major of the Twenty-fifth Infantry. Major

Contributed by Erik Hinckley.