(1833 - 1862)
Home State: Michigan
Education: University of Michigan, Class of 1860
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry
He had moved with his family from Maryland to Monroe, Michigan in 1840. After graduation, he was a professor, then Principal of the State Military Institute, Brandon, Mississippi. In May 1861 he returned to Monroe and enlisted as Corporal in the Seventh Infantry. He was appointed First Lieutenant, Company K on 25 June, and its Captain on 10 March 1862. He was first in combat on the Peninsular Campaign.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September at Antietam.
References & notes
Biographical details from a note written by the Captain, dated 28 June 1862. It was found on his body after his death, and is transcribed in Michigan in the War1. He was one of 7 brothers, three of whom served in the War.
05/15/1833; Clear Spring, Washington County, MD
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Neriah Cemetery, Monroe County, MI