(1841 - 1916)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 61st New York Infantry
From Sherburne, New York, he went to Cleveland, OH in March of 1861 to study the law. He returned to New York and enlisted at age 20 as Sergeant, Company C of the 61st NY Infantry on 9 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was with his Company in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Company C on 24 January 1863 and wounded severely in the left leg and left shoulder in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July. His leg was amputated, and he was discharged for disability on 15 December 1863.
After the War
At the 1880 US Census he was a lawyer in Sherburne, NY.
References & notes
Service information from State of New York1. He published a memoir2 of his time with the Regiment in 1906. The picture here from a photograph in the collection of the New York Military Museum available online through the New York Heritage portal.
He married Mary E. Mathewson (1845-1919) and they had at least one child.
08/17/1841; Edmeston, NY
10/27/1916 Sherburne, NY; burial in Sherburne Quarter Cemetery, Sherburne, NY
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 25 (for 1900) [AotW citation 7657]
2 Fuller, Charles Augustus, Personal Recollections of the War of 1861... in the Sixty-first Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, Sherburne (NY): News Job Printing House, 1906 [AotW citation 7668]