(1831 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
An unmarried 30 year old farmer in Black Rock, PA, he enlisted on 20 April 1861 and mustered the same day in Harrisburg as Private, Company B, 4th Pennsylvania Infantry for 3 months' service. He mustered out with them on 27 July 1861. He enrolled again, on 16 August 1861, and mustered as 2nd Lieutenant of Company C, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 September in Harrisburg. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 17 October.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and died two days later.
References & notes
06/05/1831 in PA
09/19/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Providence Mennonite Church Cemetery, Collegeville, PA
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 11556]
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 23177]