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Joseph Townsend Waid

Joseph Townsend Waid was born in Plymouth, Ohio on April 21, 1837. He moved with his family to Wisconsin and on October 10, 1861 married Mary Eliza Pooler at Sheridan, Wisconsin. Joseph enlisted in Company G of the 42nd Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry at Saxeville, Wisconsin and was mustered into service on September 5, 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. The 42nd left the state September 20, 1864 and proceeded to Cairo, Illinois where it was stationed. On October 25th, several companies were transfered to Springfield, Illinois for Provost duites. Company G was among those sent to Springfield. In April 1865, Joseph was sent back to Cairo along with his company where they were assogned in garrison and guard duties. The 42nd was ordered back to Wisconsin, arriving on June 20, 1865, and was mustered out of service shortly thereafter. Joesph returned to his home and family near Pine River, Waushara County, Wisconsin where he lived out the rest of his life on the farm they had established there.

Photograph and information submitted by Vince Barker, Secretary of Old Abe Camp #8, Department of Wisconsin, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), on behalf Joseph Townsend Waid's great grandson, Jim Waid, Member of Old Abe Camp #8, Department of Wisconsin, SUVCW.

Joseph Townsend Waid

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