; born in Burlington, N. J.
, Sept. 5, 1793; served in the War
of 1812-15, taking part in the engagements at Plattsburg
, and Lund's Lane.
He endeavored to enlist
for the Mexican War
, but being rejected on account of his age went with the army as a teamster.
In 1863, when the Confederate
scouts entered Gettysburg
, he joined a party to oppose them, but was turned back by the National
He took an active part in the subsequent battle of Gettysburg
, and when the report of his participation reached the Northern States
it aroused much interest and he was hailed as the “hero of Gettysburg
He died in Gettysburg, Pa.
, Feb. 7, 1872.