Corporal, Company H, 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Mustered in as Corporal on November 20, 1862. Discharged on July 5, 1865.
Lived in Claysville, Pennsylvania before the war. Lived in Big Rapids, Michigan, after the war. Filed for a pension on May 14, 1902, application number 1,285,643, certificate number 1,055,500 from Michigan. Wife Edell Shanafelt filed for a widow's pension on April 16, 1920, application number 1,156,086, certificate number 894,693. Died in South Bend, Indiana.
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