Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
He mustered into service as First Sergeant, Company K, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 27 December 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 14 July 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 November 1862 and wounded at Wauhatchie, TN on 29 October 1863:
... Some of the shells ["friendly" fire from Knapp's battery behind them] exploded in our midst. One of these took off the head of the intrepid Lieutenant Pettit, of Company B, and another tore the muscles from both legs of Lieutenant Black, of Company K, inflicting ghastly wounds, which his strong constitution enabled him to outlive, but which maimed him for life.He was discharged by Special Order on 21 June 1864.
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 10936]
2 Boyle, John Richards, Soldiers True; the Story of the One Hundred and Eleventh Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers ..., New York: The Regimental Association; Eaton & Mains, printer, 1903, pg. 163 [AotW citation 21685]