(1839 - 1923)
Home State: Indiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry
A 22 year old farmer and teacher in Putnam County, he mustered as Private, Company I, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the right shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at the City Hotel hospital in Fredrick, MD, where 3" of his humerus (upper arm bone) was removed. He was discharged for wounds there on 17 December 1862.
After the War
He lived in Iowa for about ten years, then moved to Nelson, Nebraska in 1873. He was a teacher, farmer, and justice of the peace there. He was elected County Judge in 1905 and served two terms. He was active in his local Grand Army of the Republic Post (#15, George H. Thomas), and was Post Commander. He died after a fall down his basement stairs at age 84.
References & notes
02/18/1839; Putnamville, IN
02/20/1923 Nelson, NE; burial in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, NE
1 Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 618 [AotW citation 18784]
2 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #253 [AotW citation 18785]