(1843 - 1917)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 19, he enlisted in Reading on 5 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company E, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 August in Harrisburg.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in both arms in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at the Lyceum Hall hospital in Hagerstown, MD and at Camp Curtin near Harrisburg, PA, and was discharged on a Surgeon's Certificate of 31 December 1862.
After the War
He was a letter carrier in Reading by 1880 and to at least 1898.
References & notes
04/15/1843; Perry County, PA
03/21/1917; Reading, PA; burial in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, PA
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 24000]
2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg [AotW citation 24001]
3 Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 411 [AotW citation 24002]