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Five feet, 6 inches tall, light complexion, light eyes and hair; 23 years, 3 months, 11 days of age on the day of the Raid. Wrote diary and series on the Raid for The Ohio Soldier, critical of William Pittenger. Roamed the country living out of a suitcase.

Born December 31, 1838, Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio.

Died May 10, 1918, Veterans Administration Hospital, Wadsworth, KN.

Married Annie C. Miller, March 9, 1865, Circleville, Ohio. Six children. Deserted family.

Enlisted August 27, 1861. Mustered September 18, 1861, Co. H 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment, Portsmouth, Ohio. Promoted Corporal November 1, 1861. Volunteered Andrews Raid April 7, 1862. Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, April 27, 1863; 1st Lieutenant, May 25, 1864. Hospitalized May 23, 1864, Lookout Mountain, TN. Resigned with disability August 24, 1864, Chattanooga, TN.

Captured April 13, 1862, near Ringgold, GA; escaped Fulton County jail, Atlanta, GA, October 16, 1862. Rejoined Union lines November 18, 1862, Somerset, KY.

Saw action in Andrews Raid; at Battle of Chickamauga, GA, September, 1863.

Awarded Medal of Honor September 15, 1863.

Pension $40 per month, No. 138123.

NORTH

Andrews | Bensinger
Brown
| Buell
Buffum | Campbell
Dorsey | Hawkins
Knight | Llewellyn
Mason |
Mitchel
Parrott
| Pittenger
Porter
| Reddick
Robertson
| Ross
Scott
| Shadrach
Slavens
| Smith
G.Wilson
| J.Wilson
Wollam | Wood

SOUTH
Bond | Bracken
Cain
| Cox
Fuller | Haney
Harbin
| Henderson
Martin | Murphy
Smith
| Stokley

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