(1841 - 1933)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Wisconsin Infantry
He grew up on his father's farm in Linden, and enlisted in Company H, 7th Wisconsin Infantry on 29 August 1861. Promoted Corporal, Sergeant, and First Sergeant.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
Captured in action in the Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864, and held at Andersonville, GA. He survived captivity and mustered out of service on 3 July 1865.
After the War
Shortly after the war he spent 4 years in Tennessee locating and operating coal mines. He then returned to Linden and farmed and mined zinc and lead on his own land.
References & notes
Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave, thanks to Don Strube. Andersonville detail from the Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. Personal details from a biographical sketch in J.H. Beer's Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette, Wisconsin (1901), which includes a photograph of him (facing pg. 624).
09/17/1841 in WI
09/30/1933 Linden, WI; burial in Linden Cemetery, Linden, WI