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PVT: JOSEPH M. ENGLAND of the 1st California Cavalry, Company A of the California Column. 
Civil War Veteran of Santa Cruz County. Joseph M. England was born December 13th, 1845 in Wisconsin. When the out break of the Civil War, Mr. England eventually enlisted into the 1st California Cavalry, Company “A” out of Oroville, California on February 28th, 1865 and was mustered out at the Presidio of San Francisco on May 22, 1866. Mr. England died on June 23rd, 1911 and is buried in Castroville at the IOOF Cemetery near Moss Landing. His wife’s name is unknown at this time, he had one daughter at the time of his death, a Miss Laura England. He was a member of the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) his post number is unknown at this time. He lived in Castroville for 40 years prior to his death. 

The following transcription is an obituary from the Salinas Daily index, issue June 24th, 1911. 

ENGLAND, JOSEPH M (1845-1911) CASTROVILLE Salinas Daily Index June 24, 1911 

Castroville Pioneer Summoned by Death Joseph M. England, a pioneer resident of the town of Castroville, passed away at his home there yesterday afternoon after a short illness at the age of 65 years, 7 months and 13 days. The deceased was a native of Missouri, and was a veteran of the civil war, having served throughout the great conflict between the north and south with the union forces. He had resided in Monterey county more that forty years, most of the time at Castroville. To mourn his passing he leaves one daughter, Miss Laura England. His funeral will take place from his late residence tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 o’clock and the remains will be laid to rest in the Castroville I.O.O.F. cemetery.

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Compiled and Submitted: by Tim P. Reese, PCC  
Camp Abe Lincoln #10 based out of Santa Cruz, Ca  
Dept. of Calif. and Pacific  
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War  
Sep 2009