(c. 1840 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Virginia Infantry
A 21 year old farmer in Augusta County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 5th Virginia Infantry on 29 April 1861 at West View, VA. He was wounded in action at First Manassas, VA on 21 July 1861 and was back on duty in October.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He died of wounds at a US Army hospital on the Grove farm near Sharpsburg on 6 October 1862 and was originally buried "On Ben. Grave's [Grove's] farm in first field on right hand side of Shepherdstown road ... the farm did belong to J. H. Grove." He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
10/06/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD