(1840 - 1916)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 23 year old teacher and part-time student in Snyder County, he enlisted at Lewistown on 2 April 1862 and mustered as Private, Company H, 49th Pennsylvania Infantry on 8 April.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the jaw in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was sent to Camp Curtin in Harrisburg and was treated at the US Army General Hospital in Reading, PA before returning to duty. He transferred to Company A on 11 January 1863 and mustered out at the expiration of his enlistment on 8 April 1865.
After the War
He was a carpenter and later a fruit grower in Snyder County, PA. He also served as assessor and tax collector, auditor, and school director for the County. He was commander and quartermaster of his Grand Army of the Republic post in Beaver Springs.
References & notes
His service from the Card File1 and Westbrook's History.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 Personal details from a bio sketch in Beers' Historical and Biographical Annals of Columbia and Montour Counties (1915), family genealogists, and the US Census of 1870-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Louisa Shout (1844-1910) in June 1865(?) and they had 6 children between 1862 and 1887.
01/10/1840; New Holland, PA
03/13/1916; Snyder County, PA; burial in Adamsburg Cemetery, Beaver Springs, PA
1 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 26062]
2 Westbrook, Robert S., History of the 49th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Altoona: Altoona Times Printer, 1898, pg. 125 [AotW citation 26063]
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. 283 [AotW citation 26064]