New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 1863|
Living in hotel in Independence, Buchanan Co., Ia. on 1860 Federal Census. Occupation - Barber. Enlisted July 1, 1861 as a 26 yr. old resident of Independence as 3rd Sergt. of Co. E, 5th Iowa Infantry. Acting as Orderly Sergt. in the absence of C.L. White (with measles)on Nov. 6, 1861 while at Springfield, Mo. "He makes a good officer, a first rate fellow, fond of something good to eat and a great favorite with the fair, secesh ladies. He sympathies with them in their loss of sweethearts and husbands and consoles them all that are in his power". Promoted 1st Sergt. March 1, 1862. Promoted Captain of Co. B, 11th Louisiana Regt. Infantry of African Descent on April 22, 1863. Discharged May 23, 1863 and Mustered out of Co. E June 6, 1863 to accept his promotion. K.I.A. June 7, 1863 at Battle of Milliken's Bend, La. while in command of Co. B, 11th La. Colored Infantry. Shot in the breast and lived but a few hours. (See account in June 23, 1863 issue of "The Guardian"). Buried in the levee beside their camp. Moved after the war to the National Cemetery at Vicksburg, Ms. and buried as an unknown U.S. soldier. On Jan. 16, 1873 his mother, Mary Blonden, filed for a pension and was granted Certificate # 194.371.
Vicksburg National Cemetery
Created by: John Franklin Horrighs
Record added: Jun 12, 2013
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