(c. 1841 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
About age 20, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company D, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August 1861 in Philadelphia.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded by a gunshot - which entered at his groin and broke his femur (thigh bone) - in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was admitted to US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick, MD on 25 September, and fragments of the top of his femur were removed on 2 October, but he died of his wounds on 4 October 1862. His body was taken home by relatives.
References & notes
10/04/1062 Frederick, MD
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 11748]
2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17> [AotW citation 23327]
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 #4.566 [AotW citation 23328]
4 Otis, George Alexander, A Report on Excisions of the Head of the Femur for Gunshot Injury, Washington: US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, 1869, pg. 104 [AotW citation 23329]