(1828 - 1894)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Battalion Adjutant
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enlisted in Company A, Battalion of Engineers, USA, on 30 January 1851. He was promoted to Artificer, Corporal (1855), and Sergeant (1856) before being discharged on 28 August 1861 to accept a commission. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 14th United States Infantry to date from 14 May 1861, and promoted to First Lieutenant on 24 October.
On the Campaign
He was with the Second Battalion of the 14th Infantry in Maryland, probably as Adjutant. He was later honored by brevet to Captain for "gallant and meritorious service" at Antietam.
After the War
He was cashiered from the service on 10 May 1865, but reinstated 27 Dec 1865 with his former date of rank. He was promoted to Captain on 22 March 1866, and served on the Pacific Coast. He retired for disability on 23 April 1879.
References & notes
Military service dates from Heitman1, who lists his last name as Van Derslice. Details from Colonel T.M. Anderson's sketch Fourteenth Regiment of Infantry in Rodenbough's Historical Sketches of Staff and Line ... (1896), and from his death notice in the New York Times of 1 March 1894. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
06/29/1828; Philadelphia, PA
02/27/1894 Peekskill, NY; burial in USMA Post Cemetery, West Point, NY