Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company I, 12th West Virginia
Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865. Entered service
at: Ohio County, W. Va.
Birth: Ohio County, W. Va.
Date of issue: 12 May
Citation: Seized the colors of his regiment after 2 color bearers
had fallen, bore them gallantly, and was among the first to gain a foothold,
with his flag, inside the enemy's works.
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)