(1836 - 1911)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 25 year old carpet weaver from Merrimack, NH, he enlisted in Company E, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 25 July 1861. He was appointed Corporal, date not given. He was in action at Glendale, VA on 30 June 1862, when
Corporal Peter O'Rourke, of Company E, who was carrying the state flag, fell wounded and called to Corporal Henry K. Martin of his company to "Come and take the colors."
On the Campaign
He was severely wounded in the arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was discharged for wounds 24 April 1863 at Frederick, MD.
References & notes
08/05/1911; burial in Old Saint Patricks Cemetery, Enfield, CT
1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 446 [AotW citation 17803]
2 Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pp. 96, 144 [AotW citation 17804]