(c. 1841 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry
He enlisted in Company I, 15th Virginia Infantry on 19 July 1861 at Camp Adams, VA.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the arm and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. There was extensive damage to his elbow joint and his brachial artery was injured.
The rest of the War
His arm was initially amputated about 17 September but considerable infection set in and "the arm was entirely infiltrated with fetid pus", so a Federal surgeon performed a secondary amputation at a field hospital near Sharpsburg on 22 September. He died of pyemia - infection - on 25 September 1862. 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
c. 1841; Hanover County, VA
09/25/1862; 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 4487]
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 IV [AotW citation 21406]