Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company F, 38th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date: At Opequan Creek, Va., 19 September 1864. Entered service
at: Cambridge, Mass.
Birth: Berwick, Maine.
Date of issue: 10 May 1894.
Citation: Carried his flag to the most advanced position where, left almost
alone close to the enemy's lines he refused their demand to surrender,
withdrew at great personal peril, and saved his flag.
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)