(c. 1843 - 1864)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 22nd New York Infantry
Age 18, a "gentleman" from Boston, MA, he was mustered as Private, Company E, 22nd New York Infantry on 7 May 1861 in Glens Falls, NY.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 ...
... by a ball which entered the right groin above Poupart's ligament, between the external and internal inguinal rings, and escaped on the nates [buttocks], a little to the outside of the right tuber ischii. He walked one mile after being wounded. About three weeks after the receipt of the injury we saw this man at Frederick City. Md. The wound upon his nates was then discharging pus quite freely, and he only complained of occasional pains in the right thigh. It is probable that some of the pelvic bones were broken, but no fragments had escaped. None of the viscera of his abdomen had suffered injury, and there was no tenderness over the abdomen, except near the anterior wound.
The rest of the War
He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 29 September and transferred to USA General Hospital #1 there on 9 February 1863. He was returned to duty on 9 May.
He mustered out of 22nd New York on 19 June 1863, enlisted in Company A, 58th Massachusetts Infantry on 14 January 1864, and was promoted Sergeant-Major, date not given. He was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company H on 1 April 1864. He was killed in action at Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864. He was commissioned Captain a week later, but not mustered at that rank.
References & notes
Service from the NY Adjutant General1 and Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.2 hospital details from the Patient List.3 The quote above from Frank Hastings Hamilton's Treatise on Military Surgery and Hygiene (1865, online), as Clement Grant. His memorial is on Findagrave. His picture from a CDV offered for sale by the Excelsior Brigade in 2019 (and by Historical Auctions in 2017).
07/30/1864; Petersburg, VA; burial in Virginia
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905 [AotW citation 19712]
2 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35 [AotW citation 19713]
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 #117 [AotW citation 22159]