(1816 - 1868)
Home State: Indiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry
A 45 year old railroad man from Putnam County, he enlisted as Private 12 September 1861 in Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given.
On the Campaign
He and Sgt. John Bloss found the lost copy of General Lee's Special Orders No. 191 in a field near Frederick, MD on 13 September 1862. He was wounded in the left calf in action at Antietam on 17 September.
The rest of the War
He returned to his unit on 11 April 1863 and was in action at Gettysburg, PA. He was detached to the Ambulance Corps on 22 September 1863, reduced to Private at his own request. He returned to his Company 15 July 1864 and was mustered out with them on 1 September 1864 at Indianapolis, IN.
After the War
He lived in Hartsville, IN and operated a sawmill.
References & notes
08/17/1816; Preble County, OH
01/29/1868 Hartsville, IN; burial in Hartsville Baptist Cemetery, Hartsville, IN