Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 20th New York Cavalry. Place
and date: At Murfrees Station, Va., 16 October 1864.
Entered service at: ?.
Birth: Clayton, N.Y.
Date of issue: Unknown.
Citation: Volunteered to swim
Blackwater River to get a large flat used as a ferry on other side; succeeded
in getting the boat safely across, making it possible for a detachment
to cross the river and take possession of the enemy's breastworks.
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)