(? - 1897)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Assistant Adjutant General
Branch of Service: Staff
In 1861 he left his medical practice in Troy, NY and enlisted as Quartermaster Sergeant in the 11th Maine Infantry, commanded by his brother John. He was appointed Captain and Assistant Adjutant General (AAG) of Volunteers to date from 29 July 1862, and joined his brother's staff on John's promotion to Brigadier General.
On the Campaign
He was Brigade AAG in Maryland.
The rest of the War
He was his brother's Brigade AAG in action at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville; then under Colonel Edward Cross (5th NH Infantry) at Gettysburg, finally for General Nelson Miles (64th NY) at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and Petersburg, VA. He was wounded at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, on 3 July 1863. In March 1865 he was honored by brevets for gallant and meritorious service at the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, VA and Gettysburg, PA (Major), and in the Campaigns of the Wilderness and before Petersburg, VA (Lieutenant Colonel). He was afterward in Washington DC serving on the Military Commission, and was at Fordís Theatre when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated 14 April 1865. He mustered out of the service on 20 March 1866.
References & notes
Service data from Heitman1. Information on the 11th Maine from the Maine Adjutant General's report, Appendix D, of December 1861. Other details in a piece accompanying his sword from West Coast CW Collectors. His photograph from a group shot taken shortly after the battle in September 1862 by Alexander Gardner, now at the Library of Congress. One case before the Military Commission was documented by defendant Lt Col James M. Sanderson in his 1865 book.
Date not known in MA