Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, 57th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date: At Fort Stedman, Va., 25 March 1865.
Entered service at:
Birth: Grafton, Mass.
Date of issue: 15 April 1895.
the flag of the 57th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.) and saved his own
colors by tearing them from the staff while the enemy was in the camp.
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)