Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army.
Place and date: Near Bethesda Church, Va., 31 May 1864. Entered service
at: Chattanooga, Tenn.
Birth: Kingston, Tenn.
Date of issue: 27 October
Citation: Exposed himself to great danger by voluntarily making his
way through the enemy's lines to communicate with Gen. Sheridan. While
rendering this service he was captured, but escaped; again came in contact
with the enemy, was again ordered to surrender, but escaped by dashing
away under fire.
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)