Julius Bartlett mustered into the 7th New Jersey Volunteers with the rank of Sergeant on March 2, 1865 for a one year term. According to the National Civil War Records, he found himself hospitalized only weeks later, being released from the Lincoln U.S. Army General Hospital in Washington D.C. on March 28, 1865. He mustered out of the military at the war’s conclusion, and received his official discharge papers on May 3, 1865.

While he survived the war, he died of unknown causes at the age of 38 in 1875. He is buried in the High Street Ceremony in Haydenville, Massachusetts.