(c. 1839 - ?)
Home State: Indiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry
A 22 year old farmer from Shelby County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.
On the Campaign
In action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 he was wounded by a gunshot to the right leg, then, while leaving the field, struck in the same leg by a piece of shell, which also broke the femur.
The rest of the War
He was treated at the hospital at Smoketown, near the battlefield, and his right leg was amputated at the thigh. He was discharged for wounds on 10 January 1863 at Frederick, MD.
References & notes
Date not known; burial in Cutsinger Cemetery, Edinburgh, IN
1 Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 581 [AotW citation 18442]
2 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. 180 [AotW citation 18443]