Born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, either in Leesburg or Carlisle (his two enlistment records disagree), in 1850 he was a laborer living with and/or working for farmer Michael G. Beltshoover in Monroe Township, Cumberland County. By adulthood, he stood 5' 10" tall and had brown hair and blue eyes.
He enlisted in Carlisle December 24, 1855, at the stated age of sixteen and assigned to Co. F, 2nd U.S. Dragoons. He re-enlisted at Fort Kearney, Nebraska, October 15, 1860, his regiment now being called the 2nd U.S. Cavalry and his rank that of bugler. He again re-enlisted July 14, 1864, at Lighthouse Landing, Virginia, and rose to the rank of 1st sergeant. Wounded in the face (where and when not stated but certainly somewhere in the Virginia theatre), he died at the military hospital in York.
∼Per York County veterans Affairs a Civil War veteran.
Buried in the Soldiers' Circle.
Civil War casualty