Civil War Union Army Officer, US Congressman. Born in Belfast, Ireland, he served during the Civil War in the 5th New York Volunteer Heavy Artillery, being commissioned as Captain and commander of Company A (a unit he had recruited) on June 10, 1862. He served the full length of the war, and has received a promotion to Major in March 16, 1865. However, he had been honorably discharged when his promotion came, having been discharged on March 6, 1865. In honor of his service he was brevetted Lieutenant Colonel, US Volunteers for "gallant and meritorious services at Harper's Ferry and in the Shenandoah Valley, Va." Becoming a successful hardware businessman after the war, and was elected to represent New York's 5th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving a single from 1893 to 1895. He was not re-nominated for the seat, and died in Brooklyn, new York City, New York only 4 months after leaving office.
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