(1840 - 1906)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 21st New York Infantry
In 1860 he was a 20 year old clerk living with his oldest brother Ezekiel Pierce, a jeweler, and his family in Buffalo, NY. He enlisted there on 9 May 1861 to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company D, 21st New York Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 November 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the left shoulder and leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He mustered out with his Company on 18 May 1863 in Buffalo.
After the War
In 1870 he was a wholesale and retail dealer (in ?) living with his older brother Leonard and family in Brownsville, TX. In 1900 he was the postmaster in Laredo, TX and lived with his nephew Charles Cushman Pierce and family.
References & notes
07/08/1840; Houlton, ME
03/18/1906; Laredo, TX; burial in Laredo City Cemetery, Laredo, TX
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 270 [AotW citation 28180]
2 Mills, John Harrison, and 21st Regiment Veteran Association of Buffalo, Chronicles of the Twenty-first Regiment New York State Volunteers, Buffalo: 21st Reg't. Veteran Association of Buffalo, 1887, pg. 294 [AotW citation 28181]