(1835 - 1913)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 25 year old miner in Elizabeth, he enlisted in West Newton on 24 June 1861. He mustered into service as Private, Company F, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves on 10 August in Harrisburg.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the left leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at a hospital at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, PA and returned to duty. He reenlisted on 21 December 1863 and transferred to Company G, 190th Pennsylvania Infantry on 31 May 1864. He was captured in action on the Weldon Railroad, VA on 19 August 1864, was released on 1 March 1865, and mustered out with his Company on 28 June 1865 in Washington, DC.
References & notes
Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from Bates2 and the Card File.3 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Hanna Dias (1834-1868) in 1857 and they had two children. He married, secondly, Elizabeth Behanna (1846-1916) in 1868 and they had 7 children between 1873 and 1888.
12/18/1835 in PA
03/07/1913 Carroll, PA; burial in Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, PA
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. 153 [AotW citation 17075]
2 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 22890]
3 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17> [AotW citation 22889]