(1840 - 1862)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry
From Freedom, WI, he enlisted as Corporal, Company A, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 May 1861 as John Alexander.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery about 1867.
References & notes
01/29/1840; Dillheim, Rhein Province, PRUSSIA
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 3153]
2 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 497 [AotW citation 26467]