(1843 - 1913)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enlisted as Corporal in Company E, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 22 August 1862.
On the Campaign
Camped at Young Ladies Seminary building in Urbana, MD on 16 September 1862. Noted for recording his name or other graffiti on the walls there.
The rest of the War
He was wounded in action on 29 October 1864, probably at Peebles' Farm, VA. Promoted to Sergeant on February 28, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 2, 1865.
After the War
His right eye was damaged by a gun exploding near him in battle during the war, and 30 years later the eye was surgically removed. He was a resident of Hazelwood, PA by 1910.
References & notes
1843 in PA
05/18/1913 Allegheny County, PA; burial in Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
1 Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pp. 68 - 76 [AotW citation 13562]
2 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 13621]