(1821 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 40 year old stone cutter with a shop near Greensburg in Westmoreland County, he enrolled on 21 June 1861 and mustered into service as Captain, Company H, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves on 29 July in Washington, DC. He was captured in action at Gaines' Mill, VA on 27 June 1862 and held at Libby Prison, Richmond, VA. He was exchanged and returned to duty in August.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He died of wounds on 28 September 1862.
References & notes
Service from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Details from family genealogists. His exchange, for Captain W.B. Newton, 4th Virginia Cavalry, is found in War Department (AGO) General Orders #118 of 27 August 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in From Burg of Greene in Pictures Seen (1927), online from the University of Pittsburgh.
He married Sarah Ann Brobst (1824-1864) in 1843 and they had a son and a daughter.
05/12/1821 in PA
09/28/1862; burial in Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, PA
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 11126]
2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17> [AotW citation 22860]