Joseph Wade

Joseph Wade

Before the war

He was born in 1840/41 (5 (21 in 1862), 6 (21 in 1862)). He was born in London, England (5).


When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 August 1862 (1, 3, 5, 6, 7 [2 Aug]). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Townsend (5). He was mustered in as a private at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was a private in company H (1).

He reported to duty under the President's Proclamation, presumably after deserting (5).

He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania (1, 6). He was a private in company B of the 91st Pennsylvania (1, 8).

He may have been charged for lost equipment, perhaps when the regiment mustered out (4).

He was mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 6). He was a private, in company B (8).

After the war

He unsuccessfully applied for a pension on 6 January 1870 (2, 7).


Joseph Wade in the 91st PA database


1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Joseph Wade)

2 pension index by name (supplied by Dennis Clowney) [note: this mentions only his service in the 118th PA] (Joseph Wade)

3 Bates [see #1], volume 3, page 1336 [note: this lists him as not accounted for] (Joseph Wade)

4 list of men who owed money [?] (Joseph Wade)

5 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 111 (Joseph Wade)

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 23 June 2004 (Joseph Wade)

7 pension index, by regiment, 118th PA Infantry, company H (Joseph Wade)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Wade)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by unit
Fold3 (accessed Dec 08)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed Feb 06)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 2 May 2015, from Fold3]

Wade Joseph
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118 Pa.


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