(1824 - 1890)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 36 year old cordwainer (shoemaker) in Philadelphia, he enlisted in Upper Merion on 15 September 1861 and mustered as Private, Company I, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 September in Harrisburg. He was appointed Corporal, then First Sergeant, dates not given.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He reenlisted on 1 January 1864, was appointed regimental Commissary Sergeant, and was commissioned Captain, Company I on 2 December 1864. He mustered out with his Company on 27 July 1865.
After the War
He published History of the 51st regiment of P.V. and V.V., from its organization, at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pa., in 1861, to its being mustered out of the United States service at Alexandria, Va., July 27th, 1865 in Philadelphia in 1869. He was a candidate for Postmaster in Norristown at his death of pneumonia in 1890, at age 65.
References & notes
03/29/1824; Philadelphia, PA
01/15/1890 Norristown, PA; burial in Norris City Cemetery, Norristown, PA
1 Parker, Thomas H., History of the 51st Regiment of P.V. and V.V. ..., Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, 1869, pp. 175, 513, 675 [AotW citation 23211]
2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17> [AotW citation 23212]