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Joseph Batson

Born 1832, Otsego County, New York
Gender Male
Parents Josiah Batson and Anna Marie Gross
Schools Attended
Branch of Service Army
Additional Identifiers
Service Timeframe 1864 - 1865
War/Conflict Civil War (1861-1865)
Principal Units and Locations

Company A , 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery Regiment

Military Awards and Decorations



The 1st Minnesota Heavy was composed of twelve companies / batteries, of 140 men plus officers in each. It was the largest unit Minnesota sent to the Civil War numbering 1700 men. The regiment was assigned to garrison duty at Chattanooga, Tennessee. There it was in charge of the heavy guns at forts defending the city in anticipation Southern General John Hood might try and retake Chattanooga. The regiment saw no combat and remained there until the close of the war in 1865.