(1838 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
In 1860 he was a 21 year old farmer on his parent's place at Spring Creek in Warren County, PA. He gave his occupation as a raftsman when he enrolled there for military service on 26 May 1861, and he mustered as a Private in Company D, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves on 29 May at Harrisburg.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and was buried by the men of his Company on the battlefield.
References & notes
His service from Bates,1 Sypher,2 and the Card File.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. Thanks to Eric Houghtling for his burial detail, from a letter of Lt. Riberro Desoto Hall, Company D.
His brother Zachary/Zachariah (b. 1847) gave his age as 20 and enlisted in the 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 March 1864 and was mortally wounded a day short of 2 months later at Laurel Hill, VA.
1838; East Branch, PA
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 11412]
2 Sypher, Josiah Rhinehart, History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr and Company, 1865, pg. 715 [AotW citation 29079]
3 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 29080]