(1828 - 1893)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry
see his Battle Report
He was a successful hardware importer and was in the NY National Guard before the War. He enrolled 3 May 1861, at New York City, and mustered in as Captain, Company G, Ninth New York Infantry on 1 May 1861, to serve two years. He was commissioned Major on 14 February 1862, and wounded in action on 19 April at Camden, NC.
On the Campaign
The rest of the War
He mustered out of the 9th Infantry in May 1863 at the end of the term of service, and returned to New York City. Although not assigned a command there, he was seriously injured during the draft riots in the summer of 1863 - probably on the night of July 15 -16. He was briefly Colonel of the 17th New York Infantry, then in the Veteran Reserve Corps to May 1865.
After the War
He was honored by brevet to Brigadier General in May 1865. He was elected New York Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), the Union veterans organization, in 1874. He was present at the GAR 'encampment' in 1886 in San Francisco, and had been (National) Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief by that time.
References & notes
11/02/1828; Brooklyn, NY
7/16/1893 New York, NY; burial in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY