Rank and organization: Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. Place and
date: At Fort Fisher, N.C., 15 January 1865.
Entered service at: De Peyster,
N.Y. Born: 21 May 1835, De Peyster, N.Y.
Date of issue: 28 November 1891.
Citation: The first man to pass through the stockade, he personally led
each assault on the traverses and was 4 times wounded.
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)