Joseph W. Waldron, a Corporal of Company F of the Twenty-first Missouri Infantry was described on the company descriptive rolls as being a 42 year old, married man who was a stone cutter by trade.
He stood 5' 5 1/2" tall and had gray eyes, hazel hair and a light complexion. His birthplace is listed as Butler County, Ohio and he was a direct descendent of Resolved Waldron, one of the original patentees of New York City. His place of residence was listed as Drakeville, Davis County, Iowa.
Joseph enlisted on the 15th of November in 1861, and was mustered into the regiment on the 1st of February 1862, in Canton, MO by Lt. E. Moore.
On April 6, 1862, during the battle of Pittsburg Landing/Shiloh, Tennessee he was wounded and on the 8th of April 1862 he died from his wounds.
Biographical information was generously provided by R.M. Downing and from company muster rolls.
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