Rank and organization: Lieutenant and Adjutant, 6th Maine Infantry.
Place and date: At Brooks Ford, Va., 4 May 1863.
Entered service at: ?.
Birth: Sangerville, Maine.
Date of issue: 13 May 1896.
voluntarily taken command of his regiment in the absence of its commander,
at great personal risk and with remarkable presence of mind and fertility
of resource led the command down an exceedingly precipitous embankment
to the Rappahannock River and by his gallantry, coolness, and good judgment
in the face of the enemy saved the command from capture or destruction.
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)