Saturday, January 25, 2014

Joseph S. Dean, 1st Lieutenant and Aide De Camp

Joseph S. Dean,
Joseph S. Dean was born about 1837 in Kentucky.  He moved to St. Louis and became a  merchant. Prior to the war he traveled through the new territory of Kansas and recorded some of his thoughts in a letter to his sister.   
During the Civil War he was captured at Camp Jackson and paroled. He then enlisted at Memphis June 27 1861.  In August he was elected 1st Lieutenant of Co. C, 1st Missouri Infantry at new Madrid.  Dean was assigned to the staff of General John S. Bowen and served as his Aide-de-camp.  

Joseph S. Dean was severely wounded at the Battle of Shiloh and transported to Memphis where he died of his injuries.  He was interred at Elmwood Cemetery on April 24 1862.

Image Courtesy Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield; WICR 30827

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