(1825 - 1886)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry
Raised in Hightstown, NJ from age 9 - after his father's death - he studied law in Trenton and was admitted to the bar in New Jersey in 1848. He moved to Janesville, WI in 1851, and was district attorney there 1854-55. He helped organize Company D, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 17 April 1861 and was commissioned Captain on 22 April.
On the Campaign
He assumed command of the Regiment as senior officer standing, after Lieutenant Colonel Evans was wounded, but was himself wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam. He led the Regiment from the field at the end of the day.
The rest of the War
Discharged for his Antietam wound on 21 December 1862. He was appointed Assistant Paymaster, US Volunteers on 19 February 1863 and served in Washington, DC. He was honored by brevets in March 1865 to Major and Lieutenant Colonel for his actions at 1st and 2nd Bull Run, Gainesville, South Mountain, and Antietam. He mustered out on 20 July 1866.
After the War
He moved to Brooklyn, NY and practiced law in New York City.
References & notes
10/25/1825; New York City, NY
10/12/1886 Manhattan, NYC, NY; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY
1 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 355 - 356 [AotW citation 10151]
2 Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 404 [AotW citation 14667]