(1832 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Son of a prominent lawyer in Bellfonte, PA, he had been a clerk in the Receiver's Department at Lecompton, Kansas by about 1856. He mustered into service in Company E on 21 June 1861.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in the chest and captured while leading a squad of men from Companies E and I on picket near Confederate positions southeast of the East Woods on the evening of 16 September 1862 at Sharpsburg. Captain Robbins of the 4th Alabama Infantry went to his aid.
The rest of the War
He died of wounds at a Confederate field hospital near the Dunker Church early on 17 September 1862.
References & notes
More on the Web
See further details and a related post-War story in a fine post by John Banks.
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 11583]
2 Hartwig, D. Scott, To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012, pg. 646 (note 80) [AotW citation 17036]