(1837 - 1924)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 23 year old bricklayer in Norristown, he enlisted and mustered as First Sergeant, Company B, 4th Pennsylvania Infantry on 20 April 1861, for 3 months' service. He mustered out on 27 July 1861. He enrolled again, in Norristown on 2 September 1861, and mustered as First Lieutenant, Company F, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 16 October. He was promoted to Captain on 28 July 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was appointed Major on 21 July 1864 and was wounded again, at Yellow Tavern on the Weldon Railroad in Virginia, on 19 August 1864 and was discharged for disability from wounds on 17 December 1864.
After the War
By 1870 he was a clerk in Harrisburg, in 1880 he was the State Printer there, and from before 1900 to at least 1910, a bank president.
References & notes
10/26/1837; Montgomery, PA
08/13/1924; Harrisburg, PA; burial in Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA
1 Parker, Thomas H., History of the 51st Regiment of P.V. and V.V. ..., Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, 1869, pp. 622, 655 [AotW citation 23223]
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 23224]