(1842 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 19 year old farmer on his father's place in Pendleton, VA, he enlisted as Corporal, Company I, 7th West Virginia Infantry about 1 August 1861.
On the Campaign
He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 18 September with typhoid fever and died there on 21 September 1862.
After the War
He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.
References & notes
Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital details from the Patient List.2Personal details from the US Census for 1860 and family genealogists, some of whom believe he was mortally wounded at Antietam on 17 September. That is unlikely: he wouldn't have been admitted to a hospital in Frederick that quickly after the battle and he's not mentioned in the State Adjutant General's 1864 Report as such.
03/1842; Pendleton, VA
09/22/1862; Frederick, 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 3834]
2 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #395 [AotW citation 25145]