He served in the Civil War as a Pvt in Co A 54th IL Inf. He received a pension for his service and his wife received a widow's pension.
Following the war he moved to Christian Co, IL, and began buying land in 10-20 acre plots which he continued for the next 50 years and, by the time he died, had a good-sized farm.
He was killed by a gunshot fired by an unknown person.
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