(1837 - 1899)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Education: University of Pennsylvania Law
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 25 year old teacher in York, he mustered into service on 9 August 1862 and was promoted from Captain of Company K, 130th Pennsylvania Infantry to Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment on 17 August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by a gunshot to his right lung in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at hospitals in Boonsboro, MD and at York, PA. He was promoted to Colonel on 3 February 1863 and was wounded again, in his right thigh, at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He mustered out with the regiment on 21 May 1863.
After the War
He studied at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia and was admitted to the bar in 1864. He was a member of the State House in 1867-68 and was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1875 and served four terms, to 1891. He was defeated for reelection in 1890 and practiced law in Washington, DC. He was originally buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington DC, but re-interred to Arlington National Cemetery in August 1919.
References & notes
11/22/1837; Conewago Township, York County, PA
02/26/1899; Washington, DC; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 11272]
2 US Congress, Congressional Biographical Directory, Published c. 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp>, Source page: /MemberDetails?memIndex=M000072 [AotW citation 25244]