Rank and organization: Colonel, 20th Maine Infantry.
Place and date:
At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863.
Entered service at: Brunswick, Maine.
Born: 8 September 1828, Brewer Maine.
Date of issue: 11 August 1893.
Daring heroism and great tenacity in holding his position on the Little
Round Top against repeated assaults, and carrying the advance position
on the Great Round Top.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)