Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company B, 3d Massachusetts Cavalry.
Place and date:   At Natchitoches, La., 19 April 1864.
Entered service at:
Birth:   Concord, N.H.
Date of issue:   20 November 1896.
Seeing a Confederate officer in advance of his command, charged on him
alone and unaided and captured him.
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)