Monday, June 17, 2013

Joseph Gardner, First Kansas Colored Infantry.

Kansas State Records.

Joseph Gardner, Private, 10th., Kansas infantry, Co. C., Residence Wakarusa, Enlisted and mustered in July 30, 1861.  Promoted First Lieutenant, Co. F., First Kansas Colored Infantry, April--1863.

Joseph Gardner, First Lieutenant, First Kansas Colored Infantry, Co. F., Mustered in January 13, 1863.  Died of Chronic diarrhea, Camp Davis C. N. August 24, 1864.

The following was taken from the Official Records of the Union Army.

Skirmish at Island Mound Missouri, October 29, 1862.

Among the wounded was Lieutenant Joseph Gardner. He fell shot in the thigh and knee by a heavy load of buckshot. While in this situation, unable to move, one of the cowardly demons dismounted, and making the remark that he would finish the d--d son of a b--h, placed his revolver to his head and fired. The ball, almost by a miracle, did not kill him; striking his skull and glancing around his head, came out on the other side. He will recover.

Author note.  Although this information was taken from official records there seems to be some errors in the dates?

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