(c. 1843 - 1862)
Home State: Indiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry
An 18 year old farmer in Monroe County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by gunshot to the left leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at a hospital in Alexandria, VA, but was discharged for wounds, his left leg being paralyzed, in Washington, DC on 24 November 1862. He died of smallpox in Washington on 3 December 1862.
References & notes
12/03/1862 Washington, DC; burial in US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC
1 Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 601 [AotW citation 18625]
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. 414 [AotW citation 18626]