(c. 1828 - ?)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 33 year old farmer, he enlisted on 1 December 1861 in Erie, PA and mustered into service as Private, Company H, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was slightly wounded at Cedar Mountain, VA on 9 August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded again, by a gunshot to the head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was initially treated at the Smoketown field hospital near Sharpsburg, then sent to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 October. He was detailed as a cook there on 11 November and sent on to Baltimore on 12 March 1863. He transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on 6 October 1863.
References & notes
c. 1828; Genesee, PA
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 10957]
2 Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 214 [AotW citation 21704]
3 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #454 [AotW citation 21705]