(c. 1832 - 1863)
Home State: Indiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry
A 29 year old farmer in Greencastle, he enlisted as Sergeant, Company A, and mustered as Commissary Sergeant, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He had charge of the ammunition wagon and was on the field all day. He later observed of the action there:
There were many "narrow escapes." Nearly all the boys [of the 27th] carry marks in their clothes or person of the thickness of the bullets.
The rest of the War
He was commissioned First Lieutenant of Company A on 17 November 1862. He was killed in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863.
References & notes
05/03/1863 Chancellorsville, VA; burial in Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA
1 Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pp. 340, 563, 566 [AotW citation 18815]
2 Jones, Wilbur D., Jr., Giants in the Cornfield: the 27th Indiana Infantry, Shippenburg (Pa.): White Mane Publishers, 1997, pp. 5, 16, 17 [AotW citation 18816]