(1822 - 1906)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
He was a shoemaker in Massachusetts until moving to Connecticut in 1861. At age 40, from Union, CT, he enlisted 11 August and mustered 24 August 1862 in Company I, 16th Connecticut Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He had his right leg amputated, and was hospitalized until discharged for disability on 16 January 1863.
After the War
He moved to a farm in Minnesota in 1877. He was elected chair of the town Council of Martinsburg, Renville County in 1878 at its initial organization. By 1883, then living in Hector, he was receiving a pension of $18 per month for the loss of his leg.
References & notes
07/10/1822; Brookfield, MA
12/24/1906; burial in Glencoe City Cemetery, Glencoe, MN
1 Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 130 [AotW citation 16389]
2 Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pg. 660 [AotW citation 16390]