(1843 - 1862)
Home State: Delaware
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Delaware Infantry
He enlisted in Company G, 2nd Delaware Infantry at age 18 on 1 July 1861 in Philadelphia.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded by a piece of shell to his right hip in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The rest of the War
He was treated at a field hospital near the battlefield, then admitted to the US Army General Hospital #3 in the "Old Church" in Frederick, MD on 19 September. He had surgery to remove the shattered head of his femur (thigh bone) on 1 October, but he died of his wound at 3 p.m. on 4 October 1862.
References & notes
More on the Web
08/1843; County Cork, IRELAND
10/04/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Saint John's Cemetery, Frederick, MD
1 State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <http://archives.delaware.gov/CivilWar/volumes/>, Source page: Muster Out Roll, 2nd Delaware Infantry [AotW citation 14637]
2 Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 152 [AotW citation 25835]
3 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #141 [AotW citation 25836]
4 Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 3, pg. 104 [AotW citation 25837]