(1839 - 1862)
Home State: Illinois
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 8th Illinois Cavalry
A 22 year old farm worker on his father's place in Guilford Township, Winnebago County, IL, he enlisted on 23 September 1861 as Private, Company M, 8th Illinois Cavalry. He was appointed First Sergeant, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Boonsboro, MD on 15 September 1862.
After the War
He was originally buried in Boonsboro but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.
References & notes
09/06/1839; Crawford County, PA
09/15/1862; Boonsboro, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
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, pg. 148 [AotW citation 25267]
2 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869, pg. 63 [AotW citation 25268]