(1843 - 1924)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
He gave his age as 16 years old, and was living on his brother's farm in New Texas, Allegheny County when he enlisted in Company C, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 August 1862. He was appointed Corporal.
On the Campaign
His first view of war, which shocked him, was of the aftermath of Antietam as he walked the town of Sharpsburg and the battlefield on 18 September 1862.
The rest of the War
While serving as Color-Corporal he was wounded in action at Peebles' Farm, VA (30 September 1864), on the Petersburg Campaign. He mustered out with his Company on 2 June 1865.
After the War
By 1910 he was a "prosperous farmer" in Cincinnati, Appanoose County, Iowa.
References & notes
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11/22/1843; New Texas, PA
12/12/1924; Washington, IA; burial in Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington, IA
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. 421, 609-610, 626 [AotW citation 13640]
2 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 13641]