He was 42 when he enlisted. He was born in Talbot County, Maryland .
When he enlisted, he was a gardener.
He was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair.
He enlisted and was mustered in as a private in company E on 20 August 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Colonel Reiff .
He died on 16 March 1862, at Washington DC, of typhoid fever. He was married . On 6 April 1862, he was buried, at Passyunk Lutheran, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
On 10 March 1864, his widow applied successfully for a pension