Qualified locomotive engineer; 24 years, 3 months, 17 days of age on day of the Raid.
Born December 25, 1837, Logan County, Ohio, to Harlan and Mary Ann (Polly) Colvin/Calvin.
Died December 25, 1916, 874 Forsyth Street, East Toledo, Ohio.
Buried New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, Dowling, Ohio. Medal of Honor marker at grave. Nearby Ohio Historical marker erected June 27, 1965, identifies him as Medal of Honor recipient.
Married Clarissa Lowman, July 12, 1863, Marion Township, Hancock County, Ohio (d. February 21, 1919, age 74). Seven children; daughter Gertrude married John W. Parrott, son of Andrews Raider Jacob Parrott and first to receive Medal of Honor.
Enrolled Co. F 21st Ohio Infantry Regiment, September 5, 1861, Findlay, Ohio, three years. Mustered September 19, 1861 as private Co. F 21st Ohio Infantry Regiment, Findlay. Promoted Sergeant, November 1, 1862. Discharged May 15, 1864, with disability, Columbus, Ohio. Sergeant.
Saw action at Ivy Mountain, KY, November 8-9, 1861; in Andrews Raid; at Battle of Stones River, December 31, 1862 - January 3, 1863; at Dug Gap, GA, September 11, 1863; at Chickamauga, GA, September 19, 1863. Wounded left knee, hand, and captured; hospitalized at Stevenson, AL; paroled, sent to Nashville, TN hospital, March 1, 1864. Furloughed from Nashville Hospital, March 11, 1864.
Captured near Bridgeport, AL, April 19, 1862, after Andrews Raid; jailed Chattanooga, Madison, Atlanta, GA; escaped Atlanta, October 16, 1862. Reported behind Union lines, Somerset, KY, November 25, 1862. Not court-martialed.
Awarded Medal of Honor, September 17, 1863.
Pension $40 per month at time of death.
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