(1840 - 1931)
Home State: Ohio
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 30th Ohio Infantry
A 20 year old carpenter, he enlisted in Caldwell, OH and mustered as Private, Company K, 30th Ohio Infantry on 12 December (22 August?) 1861. He was furloughed, sick, from February - July 1862.
On the Campaign
He saw combat for the first time on South Mountain, MD on 14 September and was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862. His left lower arm was broken and his elbow crushed by a stone blown from a wall by an artillery round, another stone bruised his hip.
The rest of the War
He did not initially seek care in a hospital and his arm healed badly so that he could no longer straighten it. In April 1863 he was sent to a hospital in St. Louis, MO, and was discharged for disability in Cincinnati, OH on 18 July 1863.
After the War
He returned to Ohio, moving to Zanesville in 1866, worked at several jobs where he could use one arm, and received a Federal pension. In spite of his injury, which never completely healed, he lived to be 90 years old.
References & notes
12/29/1840; Brandywine, DE
07/18/1931 Zanesville, OH; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville, OH