(1836 - 1894)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Educated at the Philips Academy, Andover, MA, admitted to practice law in Ohio, and went to Nebraska in 1858 and was active in the beginnings of the Republican Party there. He was in Norwich, CT in 1861 and raised a company of the 2nd Connecticut Infantry and enlisted as Private. He saw action at Bull Run in June and was appointed Sergeant Major of the regiment. On 20 August 1862 he mustered as First Lieutenant, Company K, 14th Connecticut Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
Promoted to Captain on 1 May 1863. Wounded in action 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA. Appointed Major on 1 October 1863.
After the War
He was honored by brevet in March 1865 for "gallant and meritorious service" at Antietam (to Lieutenant Colonel), Gettysburg (Colonel) and the Wilderness (Brigadier General). He opened a law practice in Washington DC in 1865, and was active in politics, becoming a Democrat in response to Reconstruction policies. He was head of the Pension Bureau in the Cleveland Administration (1885-89). He returned to make his home in Norwich sometime before his death in 1894.
References & notes
09/29/1836; Norwich, CT
12/08/1894 Norwich, CT; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA