(c. 1844 - 1865)
Home State: Indiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry
A 17 year old farmer from Stilesville, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 27th Indiana Infantry 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the groin in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated in hospitals in Frederick, MD, Chester, PA, and Fairfax and Alexandria, VA. He returned to duty with his unit in February 1863. He was again wounded, in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He reenlisted 24 January 1864 and was wounded for the fourth and fifth times, in action at Resaca, GA on 15 May 1864 and at Peach Tree Creek, GA on 20 July. He transferred to Company F, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November at Atlanta. He transferred again, in Washington, DC, on 8 June 1865 to Company F of the 33rd Indiana Infantry. He mustered out to date from 21 July 1865 at Louisville, and was awaiting discharge there when he was injured, cut in the leg with an axe on 11 August 1865. The wound became gangrenous, and he died as a result later that month.
References & notes
c. 1844 in IN
08/1865 Louisville, KY; burial in Mill Creek Cemetery, Putnam County, IN