(1827 - 1868)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
He trained as a wheelwright and by the start of the War was a farmer in Newtown Township, Bucks County. By then age 35, he enlisted in Doylestown on 8 August 1862 and mustered as Sergeant, Company C, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 August in Harrisburg.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in his right arm and ankle in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at the Academy hospital in Chambersburg, PA, and mustered out with his Company on 19 May 1863.
After the War
He died on his farm near Newtown not long after the war at age 41.
References & notes
Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860, and the American Historical Society's History of Northampton County (1920). His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Elizabeth (or Eliza Ann) Neald (later Goodnoe, 1829-1900) in November 1847 and they had 5 children.
03/09/1827; Bucks County, PA
12/13/1868; Newtown, PA; burial in Wrightstown Friends Meeting Cemetery, Wrightstown, PA
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 24003]
2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg [AotW citation 24004]
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. 416 [AotW citation 24005]