(1840 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 21, he enlisted on 21 July 1862 in West Chester and mustered as Private, Company G, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 August in Harrisburg.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He died of his wounds on 24 September 1862, probably at a field hospital near the battlefield.
References & notes
Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his birth date calculated from his age at death inscribed on his stone: "21 YRS 10 MOS 30 DAYS."
He married Mary Ann Pearce (later Buzzard, 1834-1899) in July 1862 and they had a daughter Mary (1862-1941) the next month; she was born 5 days after he mustered into service.
His maternal grandfather was Amos Custer (born PA, c. 1772).
09/24/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Vincent Baptist Churchyard, Pikeland, PA
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 11144]
2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg [AotW citation 23819]