(1840 - 1900)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 21st New York Infantry
In 1860 he was a 20 year old farmer on his parent's place at China in Wyoming County, NY. He enlisted in Buffalo on 17 May 1861 to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company F, 21st New York Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He mustered out with his Company on 18 May 1863. He enlisted again, in the 2nd New York Mounted Rifles on 27 November 1863 in Lockport and mustered as a Private in Company E the same day. There is no later military record.
After the War
By 1875 he was a butcher in Freedom, Cattaraugus County, NY.
References & notes
His service from the Adjutant General,1 with wound detail from the Chronicles.2 Personal details from family genealogists, the New York State Census of 1875, and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a c. 1860 photograph contributed by Ray Jackson.
He may have married the widow Elizabeth C Town Whitney (1828-1902) in 1864. He married Ester Adela Waterman (1843-1922) before 1875.
04/12/1840; Sardinia, NY
1900; burial in Arcade Rural Cemetery, Arcade, NY
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. 238; 1895, V.1, pg. 948 [AotW citation 28208]
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 28209]