Pvt. Joseph St. Andrews served in the Civil War Union Army with the 12th U.S. Infantry Regiment, Company H, 1st Battalion. He enlisted in March 1864 at 18. His father had to sign the enlistment papers due to Joseph’s young age. On Aug. 19, 1864, Joseph was captured at the Second Battle of Weldon Railroad, also known as the Battle of Globe Tavern, Va. He became a POW in an as yet unknown Confederate prison. Due to horrid prison conditions, he became very ill and was paroled as a sick prisoner to Camp Parole, Annapolis, Md. Joseph died in U.S. Hospital #1 on Oct. 13, 1864, at 18. St. Andrews is buried in Annapolis National Cemetery.
Submitted by: Great-great nephew Dennis St. Andrew, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War