(1833 - 1880)
Home State: Massachusetts
Command Billet: Signal Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Ninth (IX) Army Corps
From Boston, he listed his occupation as 'weigher' when he enlisted in the 1st Massachusetts Infantry on 23 May 1861. He was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company B on 26 August. He was detailed to the Signal Corps, US Army in January 1862. He was promoted to Captain in the Regiment on 24 July 1862.
The rest of the War
He was captured by Stuart's cavalry at Gettysburg on 5 July 1863 and was a prisoner of war until March 1865. He was mustered out as "an escaped prisoner" and Captain, Company A, First Infantry to date from 3 January 1865.
References & notes
05/15/1880 Boston, MA; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan, MA
1 Brown, J. Willard, The Signal Corps, U.S.A. in the War of the Rebellion, Boston: U.S. Veteran Signal Corps Association, 1896, pg. 809, photo after pg. 304 [AotW citation 12135]
2 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 1, pg. 13 [AotW citation 12136]