(c. 1817 - 1862)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 44 year old mechanic in Lawrence, MA, he mustered as Private, Company B, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 4 September 1861. He was wounded at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862 and promoted to Corporal 10 July.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded by a piece of shell to the jaw, probably from a Federal gun, in action near Shepherdstown, VA on 20 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at a field hospital near Porterstown, MD, where he was fed by syringe because his lower jaw had been "shot away". He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD in 1 October, but died there of his wounds on 4 October. He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the National Cemetery in about 1867.
References & notes
Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.2 Hospital details from the Patient List 3 and Nelson.4 The circumstances of his wounding were described by R.G. Carter in Four Brothers in Blue published in the Maine Bugle in 1897. His gravesite is on Findgrave.
10/04/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 3406]
2 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 659 [AotW citation 20743]
3 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #592 [AotW citation 20744]
4 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. 183 [AotW citation 20749]