Unit: H Co, 2d Cavalry
Enlisted: September 25, 1876 in Toledo, Ohio. He was 21.
Hometown: Williams County, Ohio
Occupation prior to enlistment: Farmer
Campaign: Plains Indian War (post Civil War)
Died: 7 May 1877
Cause of death: Killed in action by Indians from the Minneconjous tribe
Location of fatality: Muddy Creek, Montana Territory (Lame Deer, Montana)
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Place of interment: Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency in Big Horn County, Montana (Buried as part of unknown Soldiers)
Note: Lame Deer of the Minneconjous tribe killed four soldiers and wounded nine other from the 2d Cavalry during the Battle of Muddy Creek. 2d Cavalry killed approximately 30 Minneconjous, wounded 20, and captured 40. The three other casualties were PVT Frank Gackowsky, PVT Charles Martindale, and PVT Charles Sprencer.