Joseph O. Addleman

Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861

Born 16 September 1841

Died  17 September 1862

Buried Whitewater Cemetery, Wayne County Indiana

Buried Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg Maryland

Antietam National Cemetery

Whitewater Cemetery

Private Addleman was killed in action on September 17th, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam one day after his 21st birthday.


Joseph has two headstones in two different cemeteries and it is not clear as to which one he is buried in. It was reported that he was buried on the battlefield where his body remained until March of 1863 when he was disinterred and brought home to Indiana for burial. The question is why is he still on the records and has a headstone in the Antietam National Cemetery.