(c. 1837 - 1867)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 25 year old farmer on his in-laws' place in Rocky Hill, CT, he enlisted as a Private in Company A, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 7 August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Corporal on 26 December 1862 and wounded again, at Providence Church Road, VA on 3 May 1863. He was reduced to Private again, while sick, and was discharged for disability on 23 September 1864.
After the War
He died young, age 30, of Consumption (tuberculosis) in 1867, 19 months after his wife.
References & notes
His service from the Record.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph of unknown provenance.
He married Maria Miller (1837-1865) and they had a daughter Marietta (later Holmes, 1860-1953) but orphaned her at age 7.
c. 1837; Wethersfield, CT
05/08/1867; Rocky Hill, CT; burial in Center Cemetery, Rocky Hill, CT
1 State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, and AGs Smith, Camp, and Barbour, and AAG White, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1889, pg. 620 [AotW citation 27035]