(1831 - 1908)
Home State: Massachusetts
Education: Harvard (1852), Tremont Medical School (now Harvard Med), Class of 1855
Branch of Service: Infantry
After an education at Boston Latin, Harvard, and Tremont Medical School, he was a doctor in a Rhode Island hospital (1856-57), was Acting Surgeon, US Army, at Ft. Mackinac, MI, then in private practice in Amherst, MA for two years. He was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company D, 11th United States Infantry in Fall River, MA on 14 May 1861.
On the Campaign
He led the men of his Company as skirmishers in the action at Boteler's Ford near Shepherdstown, VA on 20 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was Regimental Adjutant from 1 October 1862 to 24 April 1863 and was promoted to Captain on 12 July 1864. He was honored by brevet to Major for his service at Spotsylvania, VA on 1 August 1864.
After the War
He continued in Regular Army service and transferred to the 29th US Infantry on 21 September 1866. He was assigned to the 3rd US Infantry on 31 December 1870 and promoted to Major on 20 April 1886. His last promotion was to Lieutenant Colonel on 19 May 1891 and he retired on 9 July 1891. He then lived in Newport, NY and Annapolis, MD.
References & notes
More on the Web
His 1852 photograph (daguerreotype) is in the Harvard University Archives.
1831; Boston, MA
09/08/1908; Newport, Herkimer County, NY; burial in Newport Cemetery, Newport, NY