(c. 1824 - 1881)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 37 year old laborer, he enlisted at Erie, PA on 27 September 1861 and mustered into service as Sergeant, Company H, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 2 November 1861. He was reduced to Private on 12 April 1862 and was the regimental color bearer at Cedar Mountain, VA in August.
On the Campaign
He was the color bearer and was wounded by gunshot to the mouth while carrying the flag in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was first treated at the Smoketown field hospital near Sharpsburg, then at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 4 October to 3 December 1862. He was discharged on 29 January 1863 for wounds - for the inability to bite a cartridge. He later served in Muehler's Independent Battery (Battery B), Pennsylvania Volunteers from 5 January 1864 to their muster out on 12 October 1865.
References & notes
c. 1824 in SWITZERLAND
12/28/1881 Erie County, PA; burial in Trinity Cemetery, Erie, PA
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. III, pg. 1049; Vol. V, pg. 862 [AotW citation 10965]
2 Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 235 [AotW citation 21672]
3 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #466 [AotW citation 21673]