Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. An attorney residing in Ebensburg, Cambria County, Pennsylvania when the Civil War started, he enlisted in the 11th Pennsylvania Reserves on June 12, 1861, and was mustered in Washington, DC on July 29, 1861 at the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He rose in rank during his service, being promoted to 1st Lieutenant and regimental Adjutant on April 21, 1862, to Major on October 28, 1863, and to Lieutenant Colonel on March 2, 1864. He spent time as an aide on the staff of Brigadier General Samuel W. Crawford, and was captured by Confederate forces, spending time incarcerated at Richmond, Virginia's infamous Libby Prison. Honorably mustered out on June 14, 1864, he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant conduct at the battle of Bethesda Church, Va." After the war he served as a bank cashier, and amassed a considerable fortune through investments. Distraught over the deaths of his wife and two sons, he committed suicide in Tyrone, Pennsylvania in 1893.
Burial: Harrisburg Cemetery Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section M, Lot 169
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