Captain Joseph Kimes - Company G, Fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps. Wounded during the Seven Days Campaign. Kimes was a
machinist from Philadelphia when the war began. During the Seven Days Campaign
he was wounded in his leg, from which he recovered. He continued to serve until
June 1864 when he was mustered out. Nice ink inscription on reverse.
Residence Philadelphia PA;
Enlisted on 5/29/1861 as a 1st Sergeant.
On 5/29/1861 he mustered into "G" Co. PA 33rd Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/17/1864 at Philadelphia, PA
* 2nd Lieut 8/1/1862
* 1st Lieut 3/1/1863
* Capt 4/10/1863
PENNSYLVANIA 23RD INFANTRY (4TH Resereve)
Thirty-third Infantry.-Cols., Robert G. March, Albert L. Magilton, R. H. Woolworth, Thomas F. B. Tapper; Lieut.-Cols., John F. Gaul Thomas B. F. Tapper, Frederick A. Conrad; Majs., Robert M. McClure, John Nyce, Enos L. Christman, Frederick A. Conrad, J. W. Shoemaker. This regiment, the 4th of the reserves, was mustered in at Harrisburg in June, 1861, to serve for three years. It left for Baltimore on July 21 and remained there until the end of August, when it was ordered to Tennallytown. As part of the 2nd brigade, the regiment was present at Mechanicsville, closely engaged at Gaines' mill; participated in a fierce bayonet fight at Glendale, in which it was able to withstand the opposing force, though it suffered severe losses was in reserve at Malvern hill, was active at the second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg, after which it was ordered to the defenses of Washington, to recuperate. Here it remained until Jan., 1864, when it participated in the West Virginia campaign. From this time its fortunes were those of the 32nd regiment already described. On June 17, 1864, it was mustered out at Philadelphia, its veterans and recruits being transferred to the 54th.
Inventory Number: PRVC 008