|Death||Dec. 29, 1924|
|Unit||13th Illinois Infantry, Company F|
Private Joseph W Locy
Company F, 13th Illinois Infantry
Locy was born in North Gorham, Canada in 1839. The veteran’s last name was also spelled Losee, Losee, and Losy in several Civil War sources. He was living in Dekalb (Dekalb County), Illinois when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on May 24, 1861. The 22 year old farmer enlisted for 3 years.
The 13th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Dixon, Illinois on April 21, 1861. The regiment fought at the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou (MS) on December 28-29, 1862. During 2 days of fight, the outfit lost 25 soldiers and 7 were wounded, In addition, the unit was part of the Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).
Locy died on December 29, 1924. He is buried in the Firth Cemetery in Firth (Lancaster County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Wyman Post (#101) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Firth.
Doc – Locy(13ILL).doc
Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.