(c. 1839 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company B, 15th Virginia Infantry on 27 July 1861 at King's Mill, VA.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
His leg was amputated at the lower third of his thigh by a Federal surgeon on 17 September, but he died of pyemia (blood poisoning/infection) on 30 September 1862, age 23, at a field hospital on or near near the battlefield. He was originally buried "in Mayers' field in the hollow below Grove's house, towards the canal" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
09/30/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 4478]
3 Fisher, Geoge Jackson, MD, Report of Fifty-seven Cases of Amputations ... after the Battle of Antietam, The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 1863-01-01, Table 1 [AotW citation 21397]