Joseph L Harley


BirthJan. 13, 1844
DeathSept. 14, 1926
CemeteryLaborde (Gretna)
PostGretna (Gretna)
Unit105th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C

Private Joseph L Harley

Company C, 105th Pennsylvania Infantry

Harley was born on January 13, 1844. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 28, 1861. Harley was 17 years old when he enlisted. He served 3 years and was mustered out on August 28, 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia.

The 105th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Pittsburgh on September 9, 1861. The unit was a veteran infantry unit that was involved in many battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Malvern Hill (VA) (July 1, 1862).

Second Battle of Bull Run (VA) (August 26, 1862).

Battle of Fredericksburg (VA) (December 12-15, 1862).

Battle of Chancellorsville (VA) (May 1-5, 1863).

Battle of Gettysburg (PA) (July 1-3, 1863).

Battle of the Wilderness (VA) (May 5-7, 1864).

Battle of Spottsylvania Court House (VA) (May 8-12, 1864).

During the Battle of Gettysburg, the regiment lost 11 killed and 36 wounded. The unit lost 33 soldiers, 53 were wounded, 4 were taken prisoner, and 13 were reported missing during 5 days of fighting at the Battle of the Wilderness.

Harley died on September 14, 1926 at the age of 82 years. He is buried in the LaBorde Cemetery in Gretna (Sarpy County), Nebraska. Harley was a member of the Gretna Post (#293) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Gretna.

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


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