(1835 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
In 1857 he was First Lieutenant of the Reading Artillerists, a local militia Company. They mustered as Company G of the 1st Pennsylvania Infantry - Will as a Private - on 20 April 1861 for 90 days Federal service and mustered out on 24 July.
He was briefly Captain of the Artillerists in 1862 in state service and on 5 August 1862, then age 27, he enrolled with them for national service again, in Reading, as Company E of the new 128th Pennsylvania Infantry. He mustered for 3 years service as their Captain on 14 August in Harrisburg. He led the regiment to Washington DC later that month as the senior Captain - the field officers had not yet been appointed
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
References & notes
Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. At least one genealogist has his birth on 11 April 1837. His picture from a photograph contributed by user llcrookshank in the FamilySearch database.
He married Rebecca Wells (1838-1860) in July 1859 but she died the following September.
04/04/1835; Reading, PA
09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, PA
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 11156]
2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg [AotW citation 23908]