(1829 - 1862)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
He came to Boston from Nova Scotia at age 21 in June 1850. On 4 August 1862, by then a 33 year old shoemaker living in Haverhill, MA, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 35th Massachusetts Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in both thighs in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at the Locust Spring field hospital on the Geeting Farm near Keedysville, MD, but died there of wounds on 13 October 8162.
References & notes
03/29/1829; Nova Scotia, CANADA
10/13/1862 Keedysville, MD; burial in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 689 [AotW citation 20487]
2 Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 440 [AotW citation 20488]