Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company I, 5th U.S. Colored Troops.
Place and date: At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered service
at: Massillon, Ohio. Born: 1 March 1843, Stark County, Ohio.
Date of issue:
6 April 1865.
Citation: Took command of his company after all the officers
had been killed or wounded and gallantly led it in battle.
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)