(1804 - 1895)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 111th New York Infantry
Raised in Brooklyn, NY, he moved to Auburn in Cayuga County in 1836. He was a cabinet maker and later partner in the firm Parsons, Hewson and Segoine which made furniture with prison labor. In 1840 he formed a local militia company - the Auburn Guard - and was their Captain, and Governor Seymour appointed him Brigadier General of state militia in 1853. Soon afterward he went to Michigan to run a furniture manufacturing plant and was appointed Major General in the Michigan Guard. He returned to Auburn before the war.
On 19 July 1862, then 58 years old, he was appointed Colonel and authorized to raise a regiment in Auburn. He mustered with them as Colonel, 111th New York Infantry on 15 August; his commission dated 9 September.
On the Campaign
He commanded his regiment in Maryland and was captured with them when Harpers Ferry was surrendered on 15 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He and the regiment were paroled on 16 September at Harpers Ferry and sent to Annapolis, MD then on to Camp Douglas in Chicago. He was exchanged and returned to duty with them on 23 November 1862 but resigned his commission on 3 January 1863 due to his age and health.
After the War
In the 1870 US Census he was noted as a cabinet manufacturer in Auburn, NY.
References & notes
01/06/1804 in NY
08/13/1895; burial in Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, NY