(1837 - 1894)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Cavalry
He enlisted in Company A, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry on 22 August 1862. He was promoted Corporal "soon after."
On the Campaign
He was one of the 250 "hand-picked" members of the Regiment present at Antietam.
The rest of the War
Promoted to Sergeant on 20 October 1862, to First Sergeant 1 March 1863, and to First Lieutenant on 8 May 1863. He was later awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September 1863. Commissioned Captain, Company G, on 1 June 1865, but was not mustered at that rank.
References & notes
10/11/1837; Burlington, NJ
05/21/1894; Philadelphia, PA; burial in St. James the Less churchyard, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 10157]
2 Hamersly, Lewis Randolph, Officers of the Volunteer Army and Navy who served in the Civil War, Philadelphia: Hamersly, L.R & Co., 1893, pg. 114 [AotW citation 10158]
3 Powell, William Henry, editor, Officers of the Army and Navy (volunteer) who Served in the Civil War, Philadelphia: L. R. Hamersly & Company, 1893, pg. 67 [AotW citation 10159]