Rank and organization:   Private, Company I, 97th Illinois Infantry. Place
and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863.
Entered service at:   Alton,
Madison County, Ill.
Date of issue:   24 October 1895.
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
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)