(1839 - 1915)
Home State: Virginia
Education: Bethany College, Washington College Law, U of Virginia Law, Class of 1866
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Winder's Brigade
From Strasburg, a student at Bethany College in Wheeling, he enlisted at Winchester on 4 July 1861 as Private, Company A, 5th Virginia Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal, but returned to Private on 29 April 1862. He was detailed to the telegraph office in Winchester on 12 February 1862, and later as orderly to General Grigsby, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by an artillery round which also killed his horse in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. He was injured in the right side and his right arm was largely torn off.
The rest of the War
He was initially treated at a field hospital near Sharpsburg, then taken to a hospital in Shepherdstown and eventually Winchester, VA where his family helped care for him. He was also in the CSA General Hospital at Charlottesville, VA before being discharged for disability in November 1864.
After the War
He studied at the Washington College and University of Virginia Law Schools, graduating from the latter in 1866. He lived and practiced for the rest of his life in Woodstock, VA.
References & notes
Basic service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Sharpsburg details from his battle narratives in The Confederate Veteran of February 1914 and September 1917. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Andy Cardinal for the pointer to Stickley, in a post on Civil War Talk.
08/30/1839; Strasburg, VA
11/11/1915; Winchester, VA; burial in Massanutten Cemetery, Woodstock, VA