(1839 - 1864)
Home State: Indiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry
A 23 year old farmer in Putnamville, he mustered as Sergeant, Company H, 10th Indiana Infantry for 3 months on 24 April 1861 and mustered out on 6 August in Indianapolis. He enlisted again, as Sergeant, Company I, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 1 January and First Lieutenant on 14 February 1863. He was killed in action at Resaca, GA on 15 May 1864.
References & notes
More on the Web
His May 1862 letter to his brother Lucius, who survived the War, is in the collection at Wbash College.
1839; Greencastle, IN
5/15/1864; Resaca, GA; burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
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. 159 [AotW citation 17312]
2 Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pp. 474, 615 [AotW citation 18724]