Joseph P. King, Civil War Soldier


Joseph P. King
Born in Palmer, Mass._Son of Robert King,_by occupation a Gunsmith,_Unmarried,_at the age of 22 enlisted for nine months in the 46th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols. Company D._Mustered into service September 25th, 1862.
He served in all movements of the regiment_Goldsboro expedition, Trent Road reconnoissances, at Plymouth, Gum Swamp affair, and Maryland campaign.
About a month in May and June 1863, was sick and off duty, but did not enter hospital.
On the Maryland march, he was obliged to leave his comrades at Maryland Heights, and return to Baltimore.
He returned to Chicopee, via Boston, with the sick and convalescents, arriving July 22nd, under orders to report on arrival of the regiment.
Mustered out of service July 29th, 1863, at Springfield, Mass.


ca. 1861-1865


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“Joseph P. King, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed February 19, 2018,