|Birth: ||May 21, 1841, Scotland|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1893|
New York, USA
Civil War Union Army Officer. He began his military served when he enlisted in the 16th New York Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered in as a Sergeant in Company G on May 15, 1861. He participated in the July 1861 Battle of First Bull Run, and in the 1862 Peninsular Campaign in the Battles of Yorktown, West Point, Fair Oaks and Gaines Mill. In the latter battle he was severely wounded in the head and right thigh, but recovered enough to participate in the August 1862 Battle of 2nd Bull Run. He rose in rank during the subsequent fall, being promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on September 13, 1862, and 1st Lieutenant on October 21, 1862. He fought with his regiment in the September 1862 Battles of Crampton's Gap and Antietam (where he was again wounded), the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, and in the May 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville. In the last battle he was severely wounded once more, this time enough to end his field service for good. He was honorably discharged due to disability on June 3, 1863 at Albany, New York. A month later he rejoined the Union Army, this time with a commission of 1st Lieutenant in the Veterans Reserve Corps (July 16, 1863). Promoted to Captain of Company E, 13th Veterans Reserve Corps on May 24, 1864, he served until well past the end on the Civil War, finally being mustered out of the Volunteer Service on September 14, 1866. He remained in the United States Army, however, being been appointed in July 1866 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 42nd United States Infantry. In June 1867 he was promoted to Regimental Adjutant. In April 1869 he was transferred to the 6th United States Infantry and a month later was named Regimental Quartermaster, serving in that duty until he retired.
On March 2, 1867 he received the brevet of 1st Lieutenant, US Regular Army for "gallant and meritorious services at the Battle of Marye's Heights, Virginia", and the brevet of Captain, US Regular Army for "gallant and meritorious service during the war".
After his military service he became Vice President of the Aetna Insurance Company, based in Hartford, Connecticut. He died in Newport, New York in the midst of a carriage ride with his wife.
(bio by: Russ)
Capt US Army
New York Mills
New York, USA
Created by: Tombstone Hunter
Record added: Jan 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46547786
Thank~you for your service. Rest in Heavenly peace.|
Added: Jan. 1, 2014
Added: Aug. 5, 2011
Added: Sep. 8, 2010