(1838 - 1885)
Home State: Louisiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Louisiana Infantry
He was raised in Medina, NY and graduated from the Military Academy there. Once a lawyer in Des Moines, IA and by then principal of Magnolia High School in New Orleans, he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant in Company G, 6th Louisiana Infantry on June 4th, 1861 at Camp Moore, LA. He was promoted from First Lieutenant to Captain on June 9th, 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the hip in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
He returned and resumed command of his Company on April 24th, 1863. He was wounded and disabled at Fredericksburg, VA on April 29th, 1863. He was absent on detached service at the Camp of Instruction at Mobile, AL into March 1864, when he was promoted to Major and Assistant Adjutant General and transferred to Demopolis, AL.
After the War
In 1866 he was a cotton and wool factor and grocer in Millican, TX, a town depopulated by the fear of Yellow Fever in 1867. He was then in Bryan, TX, where he helped found the firm that became the First National Bank of Bryan [history], and the St Andrews Episcopal Church. He killed himself with a revolver on 15 February 1885 at age 48.
References & notes
1838; Medina County, NY
2/15/1885 Bryan, TX; burial in Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan, TX