Joseph Snyder


BirthDec. 28, 1843
DeathJuly 27, 1936
CemeteryRidge (Fremont)
Unit9th Wisconsin Infantry, Company E

Private Joseph Snyder

Company E, 9th Wisconsin Infantry

Snyder was born in Germany on December 28, 1843. He was residing in Milwaukee (Milwaukee County) when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on November 15, 1861. He served a little over 3 years and was discharged on December 3, 1864.

The 9th Wisconsin Infantry was organized and mustered at Milwaukee on October 26, 1861. The unit saw extensive action in Arkansas and Missouri during the War. Two battles were very costly for the regiment.

Battle of Newtonia (MO) (September 30, 1862). Regimental losses were 27 killed, 35 wounded, and 111 were captured. Snyder was one of the captured soldiers. One source indicates that he was held for 4 months before his release.

Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry (AK) (April 30, 1864). Regimental losses were 10 killed, 71 wounded, and 25 were captured.

Snyder died on July 27, 1936 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Ridge Cemetery in Fremont (Dodge County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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