(1841 - 1899)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 20 year old machinist in Chester County, he enlisted in Norristown on 9 September 1861, and mustered as Private, Company A, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 September in Harrisburg.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Corporal on 1 January 1864 and to Sergeant on 3 December. He mustered out with his Company on 27 July 1865.
After the War
By 1870 he was a boilermaker in Norristown and he served as fireman at the hospital for the insane in Norristown from about 1880 to his death. He was killed in a train wreck at the Exeter Station on the Reading Railroad on 12 May 1899. He and fellow soldier John Coulston were among a group of veterans who were returning from Harrisburg after the unveiling of a statue of Gen. John F. Hartranft there.
References & notes
1841; Chester County, PA
05/12/1899; Exeter, PA; burial in Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, PA
1 Parker, Thomas H., History of the 51st Regiment of P.V. and V.V. ..., Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, 1869, pg. 626 [AotW citation 23217]
2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17> [AotW citation 23218]