Thursday, February 05, 2015

Joseph H. Willsey.

The story of Sherman Brigade.
Sixty-Fifth Ohio Infantry.

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Lieutenant Joseph H. Willsey, promoted January 1st, 1S63,from sergeant, Company E, Sixty-fifth, was soon afterward detailed as topographical engineer on the staff of Colonel Harker, a position for which, by ability and education, he was well fitted, lie continued to serve on the brigade start* until the close of the war, with conspicuous fidelity and usefulness.

Sergeant Joseph H. Willsey to second lieutenant, January 1st.
Second Lieutenant Joseph H. Willsey to first lieutenant, June 14th; to captain September 26th.

Captain "Joe" Willsey of the Sixty-fifth, Adjutant-general on the staff of General Conrad while bravely striving to stem the tide that flowed down the gang plank, was hustled off into the water.  After some vigorous splashing, he reached the shore in safety, but madder then a dozen March hares.

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