(1833 - 1879)
Home State: Illinois
Education: Rush Medical College, Class of 1861
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 8th Illinois Cavalry
In 1860 he was a 27 year old medical student in Marengo, IL, and he graduated from medical school in Chicago in 1861. On 14 September 1861 he enlisted as Corporal, Company G and on 18 September mustered as Hospital Steward of the 8th Illinois Cavalry.
On the Campaign
He was probably acting Assistant Surgeon on the Campaign. He accompanied his regiment and tended wounded soldiers in the field at several locations along the route from Washington to Sharpsburg. After Antietam he and Surgeon Hard worked in a hospital in Keedysville, MD.
The rest of the War
He was commissioned 2nd Assistant Surgeon on 6 February 1863 and First Assistant on 6 June 1863. He mustered out with the regiment on 17 July 1865.
After the War
He was the "first medical practitioner" in Marengo, IL, and was a physician there until his death at age 46.
References & notes
His service from the Adjutant General1 and Surgeon Hard's History;2 Hard refers to him as Assistant Surgeon and Dr. Stull at Antietam. Personal details from the Annual Announcement and Catalogue of the Rush Medical College (1884), Munsell's History of McHenry County, Illinois (1922), family genealogists, and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Aurora M. Adams (1845-1940) in April 1868 and they had 4 children.
03/08/1833; McKean County, PA
05/08/1879; McHenry County, IL; burial in Marengo City Cemetery, Marengo, IL
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. 106 [AotW citation 25317]
2 Hard, Abner, History of the Eighth Cavalry Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, Aurora, IL: Abner Hard, 1868 [AotW citation 25318]