(1837 - 1919)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
He came to the US from Canada before April 1856, when he married in Fitchburg, MA. He became an American Citizen 23 June 1860. At age 24, a moulder from Winchendon, he enlisted in Company B, 15th Massachusetts Infantry on 16 July 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The rest of the War
He was promoted Sergeant 18 September 1862, and 1st Lieutenant on 4 July 1863, after being captured in action at Gettysburg, PA. He was wounded in action in the Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864. He mustered out on 28 July 1864.
After the War
He returned to Massachusetts, but moved to DeKalb County, MO in 1869.
References & notes
04/06/1837; Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Quebec, CANADA
05/06/1919 Chicago, IL; burial in Amity Cemetery, Amity, MO
1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 141 - 204 [AotW citation 5614]
2 US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: pg. 4926 [AotW citation 6943]