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Military officer; born in Smithfield, Pa., July 4, 1839; served in the Union volunteer army during the Civil War; was appointed captain and quartermaster, Oct. 20, 1862; promoted major and quartermaster, Oct. 24; and was brevetted brigadier-general, March, 13, 1865. He was commissioned major and quartermaster in the regular army, Jan. 18, 1867; promoted lieutenant-colonel and deputy quartermaster-general, March 15, 1883; colonel and quartermaster, Dec. 31, 1894; and brigadier-general, Feb. 8, 1898.
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