Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 9th New York Cavalry. Place
and date: At Cedar Creek, Va., 19 October 1864.
Entered service at: Orangeville,
N.Y. Born: 24 February 1848, Orangeville, N.Y.
Date of issue: 26 October
Citation: While alone and in advance of his unit and attempting to
cut off the retreat of a supply wagon, he fought and sent to flight a Confederate
color bearer. After capturing the color bearer and leaving him in the rear,
he returned to the front and captured 3 more wagons and drivers.
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)