Sergeant, Company G, 7th US Cavalry. A survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn (he was in Reno's Column, and in the valley and hilltop fights), he went on to have a full military career. The 1880 census of Fort Meade, SD, lists his age as 34 and his birthplace as Maine, the same as his parents.
He enlisted on 6 April 1871, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, listing his previous occupation as Laborer. He was discharged on 6 April 1876, in Shreveport, LA, and re-enlisted two weeks later in St. Louis, Missouri. During the Battle of the Little Big Horn, he was a Private in Reno's Column, in the valley and hilltop fights, and survived the battle when nearly 60 percent of the unit was killed. On 17 April 1881, he was discharged at Fort Meade, SD, as a Farrier (blacksmith who shoes horses), and reenlisted the next day. At the time of his death in 1897, he had been promoted to Sergeant and was stationed at Fort Sisseton, SD. Initially buried in the Post Cemetery, his body was reinterred in the Custer National Cemetery when Fort Sisseton was closed. He was not married.