Rank and organization:   Private, Company H, 2d Minnesota Infantry. Place
and date: At Nolensville, Tenn., 15 February 1863.
Entered service at:
Louisville, Scott County, Minn.
Birth:   New York.
Date of issue:   11 September
Citation:   Was one of a detachment of 16 men who heroically defended
a wagon train against the attack of 125 cavalry, repulsed the attack and
saved the train.
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)