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Joseph Weir Andrew
Private Joseph Weir Andrew,
Company A, 85th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Died 23 Aug 1917; 78.5 years of age.

Joseph Weir Andrew enlisted as a Private 11 Nov 1861 at 22 years of age.
He served 36 months in Company A of the 85th Pennsylvania Infantry; 11 Nov 1861 to 22 Nov 1864.

While Joseph Weir Andrew was in service, the 85th Pennsylvania Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles which had a direct and decisive influence on a campaign and / or a direct impact on the course of the war:
  • Williamsburg, Virginia, 05 May 1862
  • Seven Pines / Fair Oaks, Virginia, 31May - 01June1862
  • Fort Wagner / Morris Island, South Carolina, 18July - 07Sept1863
  • Bermuda Hundred Campaign, Virginia, May1864
  • Cold Harbor, Virginia, 31 May - 12 June1864
  • assault on Petersburg, Virginia, 15 - 18 June 1864
  • Deep Bottom Run, Virginia, 13 - 20 Aug 1864

    Joseph Weir Andrew was mustered out at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 22 Nov 1864.

    Other information regarding Horace Adrus gleaned from the Boulder Genealogical Society Columbia Cemetery Burial Index, includes:
  • born 09 Mar 1839 in Sparta, Washington County, Pennsylvannia
  • married Sarah Lovina Day Feb 1867
  • 8 children; 2 born in Illinois; 5 born in Colorado
  • resident of Boulder from Dec 1870
  • occupation reported as road builder / overseer, farmer, county commissioner
  • member Grand Army of the Republic, Nathaniel Lyon Post#5
  • died 23 Aug 1917 at home in Boulder, Colorado

  • Boulder Genealogical Society's Columbia Cemetery Burial Index
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

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    Joseph Weir Andrew

    The headstone was lower 2.5 inches, set on 10 x 12 x 2.5 inch dimensioned stone footing, leveled, and plumbed. [ Dimension sandstone provided by Tribble Stone, Boulder, CO 80302. ]

    Due to subsidence and having intially been set too shallow, the headstone was tilted [ pitched ] backward ~ 9 degrees.

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