Five feet, eight and one half inches tall, dark complexion, black hair, black eyes; eighteen years, eight months, 25 days of age on the day of the raid. He was a cabinet maker.
Born July 17, 1843, in Fairfield County, Ohio. His father died when he was six; mother died when he was ten.
Dropped dead on South Main Street, Kenton, Ohio on December 22, 1908.
Buried in Grove Cemetery, Kenton. Medal of Honor marker at the grave. (Requested by J.G. Bogle.)
Married Sarah Lawrence, March 10, 1866 in Kenton, Hardin County. She died December 6, 1911. Son John Marion married Edith Gertrude Brown, daughter of Raider Wilson W. Brown.
Enlisted as Pvt. Co. K, 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment November 18, 1861 in Kenton for three years. Volunteered for the Andrews Raid April 7, 1862. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant Co. K, 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment May 3, 1863; 1st Lieutenant May 25, 1864. Discharged January 2, 1865, Savannah, GA, expiration of term of service.
Saw action at the Battle of Ivy Hill, Kentucky November 8, 1861; in Andrews Raid; at the battles of Stones River, December, 1862; Tullahoma, Chickamauga, September, 1863; Lookout Mountain; Missionary Ridge; and in the Atlanta Campaign.
Captured near Ringgold, Georgia; paroled via City Point, Virginia, March 17, 1863. Declared exchanged June 26, 1863.
Awarded the Medal of Honor March 25, 1863. Medal returned by the family to U.S. Congress July 12, 1990. It is now on display in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
Pension of $30 per month effective February, 1874, No. 125,044.
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