Civil War Union Army Officer. He entered the Union Army with a commission of Captain and commander of Company G, 5th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry on July 22, 1861. He led his company in the Spring and Summer 1862 Battles in Virginia, and was wounded in the right thigh at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia on August 9, l862. He received a promotion to Major of the unit dated the day of the battle, and was advanced to Colonel and commander of the regiment in January 1863 after the resignation of Colonel Geoge D. Chapman (who left the service due to severe illness). At the May 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia he was captured by Confederate forces, and remained in their hands until paroled on May 23rd. When a proper exchange was enacted for him in June 12, he returned to his unit, who he led at the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. In July 1864 he assumed command of his brigade (1st Brigade, 1st Division, XX Army Corps), and led it in a number of occasions between July and October of that year. On October 24, 1864 his enlistment expired, and he was honorably mustered out of Federal service, having served three full years in the field, and seeing much combat. After his return home he served as Postmaster of Mystic, Connecticut for 17 years.