Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 4th Michigan Infantry. Place
and date: At Laurel Hill, Va., 10 May 1864.
Entered service at: Hillsdale,
Mich. Born: 14 May 1842, Payson, Adams County, Ill.
Date of issue: 7 February
Citation: Voluntarily returned in the face of the advancing enemy
to the assistance of a wounded and helpless comrade, and carried him, at
imminent peril, to a place of safety.
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)