(1839 - 1908)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 21 year old farmer in Brush Valley Township, Indiana County, he mustered as Private Company H, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves on 24 July 1861.
On the Campaign
He was with his Company in action on South Mountain on 14 September and at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was discharged at the end of his term and mustered out on 11 June 1864 at Harrisburg.
After the War
He returned to his farm in Brush Valley. He was active in Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a member of Post 144 in Mechanicsburg (now Brush Valley) and Post Commander for some years.
References & notes
More on the Web
His decorative discharge document of 1905 is online thanks to the Maryland State Archives.
03/22/1839; Brush Valley, Indiana County, PA
09/26/1908; Indiana, PA; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana, PA
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pg. 902 [AotW citation 20785]