(c. 1843 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 51st New York Infantry
Age 18, he enlisted in New York City and mustered as Private, Company H, 51st New York Infantry on 16 December 1861.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at the Lower Antietam bridge at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and buried on the field [map].
After the War
He was reinterred from his original burial to the National Cemetery in about 1867.
References & notes
More on the Web
His was one of the graves near Burnside's Bridge photographed by Alexander Gardner on 21 September 1862 (from the Library of Congress). His was one of at least 9 graves for men of the 51st NY; 4 identified. He is the one buried 3 graves to the right of the live soldier posing in that picture.
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 3925]
2 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. 25, pg. 154 [AotW citation 21837]
3 Frassanito, William A., Antietam: The Photographic Legacy of America's Bloodiest Day, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978, pg. 240 [AotW citation 21838]