(1841 - 1919)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
see his Battle Report
He came to the US in 1848, age 7. He enrolled 11 October 1861 in Auburn, NY at 20 and mustered as First Lieutenant of the First Independent Battery on 23 November. He was made Captain 21 May 1862 (to date from 23 January 1862), Captain Kennedy having resigned after the battle of Williamsburg in April 1862.
On the Campaign
He commanded the battery on the Maryland Campaign.
The rest of the War
He is best known for action at the High Water Mark at Gettysburg in July 1863. He was wounded in action on 19 September 1864 at Opequon, VA. He remained in command of the battery for the duration of the War, mustering out with them 23 June 1865 in Syracuse. He was honored by brevet to Lieutenant Colonel, US Volunteers on 9 April 1865.
After the War
He was recipient of the 1866 Bronze Meade Gettysburg Medal (sold by Cowan's Auctions in 2006). He founded a leather business in 1866 in Louisville, KY and was active in veteran's organizations. He was also a director of the Bank of Commerce and the Columbia Finance & Trust Company. He served as a member of the first Board of Park Commissioners.
References & notes
09/29/1841; Ayrshire, SCOTLAND
0/23/1919 Louisville, KY; burial in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY