(1829 - 1864)
Home State: Indiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry
He served in the Mexican War (1846-47) in Company G, 3rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was seriously wounded in action at Buena Vista on 23 February 1847. On 31 March 1862, by then a 33 year old farmer in Jennings County, he mustered as Private, Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given, and Sergeant on 25 June.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He convicted by court martial of striking an officer in November 1862, fined, and reduced to Private on 1 January 1863. He was mortally wounded in action at Resaca, GA on 15 May 1864 and died the next day.
References & notes
1829; Jennings County, IN
05/16/1864 Resaca, GA; burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN