(1819 - 1897)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Commanding HQ Guard
Branch of Service: Infantry
Commissioned 2nd Lt, 4th US Infantry, 17 Nov 1839;
1st Lt 12 July 1846;
Regimantal Adjustant 1 Jan 1843 to 10 Sept 1845;
Major, 7th Infantry 25 Sept 1861;
Dismissed from the Service 25 July 1863;
Exhonerated and reinstated as Colonel of Infantry 1 July 1879 to rank from 19 Feb 1873 (joint resolution of Congress of 3 Mar 1879) ;
Assigned to the 23rd Infantry 11 Dec 1879;
Retired 6 Feb 1882.
Cited: Brevetted Capt 8 Sept 1847 for battle of Molino del Rey, Mex and Major 13 Sept 1847 for Chapultepec Mex.
On the Campaign
In command of the Headquarters Guard, Army of the Potomac.
References & notes
Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.;
History of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon and Washington, 1889, Volume II, Page 351 - 370 - which contains a lengthy biographical sketch
- from the Union County, Oregon. History and Genealogy Project
More on the Web
See his retirement home in Seattle, and more about his Seattle history from the Seattle Sun. See more about his fight with the Yakima in 1855.
1/31/1819; York, PA