Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 188th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date: At Fort Harrison, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered service
at: Reading, Pa.
Birth: Reading, Pa.
Date of issue: 6 April 1865.
First to plant the colors of his State on the fortifications.
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)