(1816 - 1883)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
In 1860 he was a 43 year old house painter in Reading, PA. He was First Sergeant of the Ringgold Light Artillery, which was in Federal service from April to July 1861, and was among the First Defenders in Washington, DC. He was appointed the Captain of Independent Battery D, Pennsylvania Light Artillery, and mustered in with them on 24 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He commanded the battery in Maryland.
The rest of the War
He was discharged on 23 September 1864 at the expiration of his term of service.
After the War
By 1870 he was again painting houses in Reading, PA.
References & notes
More on the Web
His face is sculpted on the Pennsylvania State Memorial at Vicksburg, MS. See also a post from John Hoptak about his burial place.
11/26/1816; Wilmington, DE
11/09/1883; Reading, PA; burial in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, PA
1 Cuffel, Charles A., History of Durell's Battery in the Civil War, Philadelphia: Craig, Finley & Company, printers, 1903, facing pg. 23, pg. 258 [AotW citation 12003]