(1838 - 1864)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 43rd New York Infantry
Age 22, he enrolled on 3 August 1861 at Albany and mustered as Captain, Company A, 43rd New York Infantry on 25 August. He was promoted to Major to date from 17 July 1862.
On the Campaign
He commanded the regiment as senior officer present in Maryland.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 1 October 1862 (to date from 24 September) ad was appointed Colonel on 15 March 1864, although he did not muster at that rank. He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his right knee in action while commanding his regiment in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. His leg was amputated the next day, but he died shortly afterward.
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12/29/1838; Albany, NY
05/07/1864; in VA; burial in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, 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 1900, Ser. No. 23, pg. 1357 [AotW citation 26158]
2 Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 3, pg. 2289 [AotW citation 26160]