(1836 - 1875)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 34th New York Infantry
A farmer from Bath, he enrolled at age 24 years on 22 May 1861 at Bath, NY. He mustered in as Second Lieutenant, Company I of the 34th New York Infantry on 15 June 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, Company D on 30 May 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded severely in the right arm, near the shoulder, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He lost his arm to amputation and returned to New York to recuperate. He returned to his regiment in January and was appointed Captain, Company I to date from 1 January 1863. He was advised to resign and was discharged for wounds on 17 March 1863.
After the War
He ran his farm and was elected to a term in the New York State Assembly (1868-69). He died of typhoid.
References & notes
10/27/1836; Bath, NY
05/26/1875; in NY; burial in Grove Cemetery, Bath, NY
1 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, Issue 22 (for the year 1900), pg. 165 [AotW citation 8368]
2 Chapin, Louis N., A Brief History of the Thirty-fourth Regiment N.Y.S.V. (1903), Little Falls (NY): Captain Henry Galpin CWRT, 1998, pp. 17, 105 [AotW citation 8369]