THE CIVIL WAR
Joseph Arnold

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Description albumen print on card stock of Joseph Arnold. MARKS: Back Mark: Hugo Broich,/Photographic Artist,/No. 865 West Water St.,/Corner of Chestnut,/Milwaukee
Year Range from 1865
Event Civil War
Year range to 1865
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 12038/T22940
Notes Half seated view of 1st Lieutenant Joseph Arnold, Company E, 26th Wisconsin Infantry taken in gallery, probably at end of war in Milwaukee, Arnold is wearing an unlined enlisted fatigue blouse which has been modified with an exterior opening for the breast pocket and with 1st Lieutenant's bars on shoulders, a white shirt with tie, and military style vest. Enlisted in Fond du Lac on August 15, 1862 as sergeant, fought at Battle of Chancellorsville, promoted to 1st Sergeant, captured on July 1, 1863 at Battle of Gettysburg, POW at Belle Isle, Richmond, Virginia until March 7, 1864, participated in Atlanta Campaign, March to the Sea, and Carolina Campaign. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on February 11, 1865, mustered out June 13, 1865. Arnold was born May 17, 1842 in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents Frederick and Margaret came to America in 1835 from Bavaria. In 1843 they moved to Milwaukee and in 1851 came to Oshkosh. Joseph was a butcher when he enlisted at Milwaukee in the 1st Wisconsin Infantry (Three Months Regiment) on April 16, 1861. He mustered out on August 15, 1861. After the war he married Matilda Moss on November 24, 1868 and raised four daughters. Arnold operated a restaurant and bottled Mineral water. He also founded G.A. R. Post in Oshkosh. He died June 28, 1897 and is buried in the Masonic section, block E, lot 14, at Riverside Cemetery.
Object ID P2000.16.4
Object Name carte de visite
People Arnold, Joseph
Place Milwaukee, WI
Print size H=4 W=2 1/2 in
Subjects Civil War
26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Soldiers
Officers
Prisoners of war
Title Joseph Arnold
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