(1823 - 1880)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
From Lewiston, he first served as Captain, Company C, 8th Pennsylvania Infantry - a 3-month unit - commissioned on 22 April 1861. He was in the Shenandoah Valley and mustered out on 29 July in Harrisburg. He then mustered as Lieutenant Colonel of the 49th Regiment on 31 July 1861 on its initial organization.
On the Campaign
He commanded the Regiment at Antietam in place of Colonel Irwin, who was appointed to command the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division of the VI Army Corps near the start of the Campaign.
The rest of the War
He resigned his commission on 15 October 1862. He commanded a Brigade of Pennsylvania Militia of 1863 (28th, 32nd & 33rd Regiments) during the Gettysburg Campaign, in action in pursuit of the Confederate Army after the battle.
References & notes
More on the Web
An 1843 oil portrait of his future wife Mary Ann Roset Bicking (1829-1894) by Rembrandt Peale is in the collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
09/14/1823; Lewistown, PA
07/07/1880; Oswego, NY; burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 1190]
2 Westbrook, Robert S., History of the 49th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Altoona: Altoona Times Printer, 1898, pg. 7 [AotW citation 1191]