(1826 - 1899)
Home State: Ohio
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 23rd Ohio Infantry
In 1853 he was a clerk in Brooklyn, NY but by 1860 he was an 34 year old clerk in Wellington, Lorain County, OH. He helped raise a Company of troops in Lorain County and was commissioned Captain of Company D, 23rd Ohio Infantry on 1 June 1861.
On the Campaign
He commanded the Company in Maryland in 1862.
The rest of the War
He resigned his commission on 14 February 1863. He served briefly as a Private in Company C of the 176th Ohio Infantry (his brother Joseph was 1st LT/Captain of the Company) in late 1864 but was commissioned Captain of Company A, 186th Ohio Infantry, a one-year unit, on 9 March 1865, and mustered out with them on 18 September 1865.
After the War
By 1870 he was a retail merchant in Brick Township, Ocean County, NJ. In 1880 he was the postmaster in Oakdale, Antelope County, Nebraska. He began receiving a invalid veteran's pension in 1877 and it went to his widow in 1900.
References & notes
His service from the State of Ohio.1 His presence in Maryland, specifically on South Mountain on 14 September, from a letter about Isaac W Barker of his Company (kia), online from Griff on Shared & Spared. Personal details from his pension records, via fold3, family genealogists, the US Census of 1860-1880, and Hearnes' Brooklyn City Directory 1852-53, online from the Internet Archives. Thanks to researcher R.C. Durkee for the pointer to Captain Lovejoy.
He married Mary Jane Stewart (1834-) and they had 4 children - 3 sons and a daughter - between 1850 and 1865.
05/29/1826; Hudson, NY
12/30/1899; Philadelphia, PA
1 State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 92; Vol. 10, pg. 21 [AotW citation 27664]