Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st New York Light Artillery.
Place and date: At Reams Station, Va., 25 August 1864. Entered service
at: New York, N.Y. Born: 22 December 1822, Ireland.
Date of issue: 31 October
Citation: The command having been driven from the works, he, having
been left alone between the opposing lines, crept back into the works,
put 3 charges of canister in one of the guns, and fired the piece directly
into a body of the enemy about to seize the works; he then rejoined his
command, took the colors, and ran toward the enemy, followed by the command,
which recaptured the works and guns.
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)