(c. 1842 - 1912)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 19 year old laborer in West Chester, he enlisted in Philadelphia on 28 August 1861, and mustered into service as Private, Company D, 69th Pennsylvania Infantry on 31 October at Camp Observation, MD.
On the Campaign
He was captured in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was held in Richmond, VA until paroled on 6 October 1862. He was home, sick until 25 June 1863. He was captured again, at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863 and escaped from prison on 17 February 1865. He was discharged on 15 June 1865.
References & notes
c. 1842; West Chester, PA
01/11/1912; burial in Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, IL
1 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. 115 [AotW citation 16141]
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 23298]