Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 2d Minnesota Infantry. Place
and date: At Nolensville, Tenn., 15 February 1863.
Entered service at:
Mankato, Minn. Born: 21 October 1844, LeRoy Township, Jefferson County,
Date of issue: 11 September 1897.
Citation: Was one of a detachment
of 16 men who heroically defended a wagon train against the attack of 125
cavalry, repulsed the attack and saved the train.
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)