(c. 1835 - 1919)
Home State: Indiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry
A 26 year old farmer in Queensville, he mustered as Private, Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861 and promoted to Corporal on 1 November.
On the Campaign
He was slightly wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 when his rifle was shattered by a bullet and the pieces struck him in the midsection and knocked him unconscious.
The rest of the War
He was slightly wounded, by a spent round to the left side of his chest at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863, and for the third time, by gunshot, in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He returned to duty in October 1863. He reenlisted on 24 January 1864 and transferred to Company I, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November 1864. He was consolidated into Company A, 33rd Indiana Infantry on 8 June 1865 in Washington, DC and mustered out on 21 July 1865 in Louisville, KY.
After the War
He was a member of Post 515, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Commisky, IN.
References & notes
08/02/1919 Commiskey, IN; burial in Hopewell Cemetery, Commiskey, IN