(1826 - 1871)
Home State: Illinois
Education: Norwich University
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 8th Illinois Cavalry
After 3 years at Norwich (1851-54) he taught school in Rutland, VT. In June 1855 he moved to Danby (now Glen Ellyn), IL and taught there. He helped recruit and was then commissioned Captain of Company E, 8th Illinois Cavalry on 18 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by pistol shot through his right lung in action at Boonsboro, MD on 15 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was nursed by a "good Union family" in Maryland, then returned to his "old home" in Vermont. He was promoted to Major to date from 5 December 1862 and returned to duty, but was not completely healed and was unable to continue in field service. He resigned on 23 May 1863.
After the War
He returned to Illinois and formed a land company which set up mills and "manufactories" in White County, Arkansas. He died there of malaria on 22 August 1871.
References & notes
06/17/1826; Rutland, VT
08/22/1871; Prospect Bluff, AR
1 State of Illinois, Adjutant General, and J.N Reece, Brig. Gen, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois (1861-66), 9 volumes, Springfield: Journal Company, Printers and Binders (State Printer), 1900-1902, Vol. 8, pp. 105, 121 [AotW citation 21815]
2 Ellis, William Arba, compiler and editor, and MGen. Grenville Mellen Dodge, publisher, Norwich University, 1819-1911; Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor, 3 Volumes, Montpelier: The Capital City Press, 1911, Vol. 2, pp. 545-546 [AotW citation 21816]