(c. 1835 - 1908)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Artillery
He was appointed Second Lieutenant, 2nd United States Artillery on 15 November 1861.
The rest of the War
He was appointed Captain of volunteers and took command of Independent Battery H, Pennsylvania Artillery 9 April 1863. He was promoted to First Lieutenant in the Regular Army in August 1863, but commanded the PA battery until he was about 1 October 1864 when he was convicted by court-martial on charges of forgery and making a false muster. He was dismissed from the service on 8 March 1865.
After the War
He continued in Regular Army service, re-instated as First Lieutenant, Second US Artillery on 26 July 1865. He was in Paiute territory recruiting Indian scouts in Oregon by 1866, acting assistant quartermaster. Fort Dalles, OR, (1866-67), and near Sitka, AK in 1869. He was commander of Ft. Wrangell, AK 7 March 1869 to 11 May 1870 and 14 July 1870 to 22 September 1870. He was honorably mustered out on 1 January 1871, when he was unassigned and his commission expired. He was secretary and general manager of Merchants' Refrigerating Company in San Francisco, CA in a City Directory of 1891. He was in Sausalito, CA by 1902.
References & notes
Service data from Heitman1. His presence at Antietam from Lt. Williston's Report. Details of his dismissal from a note in the Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), online from The Abraham Lincoln Association. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave. Alaska details thanks to Ed Catterson, citing Alaska, A History by Claus M. Naske and Herman E. Slotnick (2nd Ed., 1994, University of Oklahoma Press).
c. 1835 in NY
11/16/1908; San Francisco County, CA; burial in Monterey City Cemetery, Monterey, CA