(1807 - 1895)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
He was postmaster at Eaglesmere, Lycoming County, PA by 1850. On 14 August 1861, then 53 years old, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD and was discharged, date not given.
After the War
He operated a saw-mill in Hughesville and lived there to at least 1890, when his veteran's pension was restored.
References & notes
Service information from Ward.1 He's not found in Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers. Hospital detail from Nelson.2 His occupation from a List of Post Offices in the United States (1851) and the Book of Biographies of the Seventeenth Congressional District (1899). His gravesite is on Findagrave.
11/17/1807; Lycoming County, PA
06/05/1895; burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, PA
1 Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pg. 342 [AotW citation 21591]
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. 291 [AotW citation 21653]