(c. 1837 - 1881)
Home State: New Jersey
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th New Jersey Infantry
Raised on a farm in Fallsington, Bucks County, PA, he was a tinsmith with a shop in Trenton, NJ when he enlisted there in Company C, 4th New Jersey Infantry on 4 October 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the leg at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was discharged for disability at the US Army General Hospital in Philadelphia, PA (or at the convalescent camp in Alexandria, VA) on 17 February 1863.
After the War
In 1880, still a tinsmith, he was living in Bristol in Bucks County, PA and had a shop on Mill Street.
References & notes
His service from State of New Jersey1 also as Cortland Lynn. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census for 1860 and 1880, and Doron Green's A History of Bristol Borough in the County of Bucks... (1911). His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his birth in 1839. Thanks to descendant John Courtland Lynn for the pointer to Private Lynn with some details from family history and his 1883 pension records.
He married Charlotte Ann Pope (later Hoeding, 1842-1920) and they had 8 children. The last, John Stradling Lynn, was born in 1881; many years later he mentioned that his father had one leg.
c. 1837; Fallsington, PA
10/27/1881; Bristol, PA; burial in Tullytown Cemetery, Bristol, PA
1 State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William S. Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, Vol. 1, pg. 195 [AotW citation 26802]