Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 3d Wisconsin Cavalry. Place
and date: At Drywood, Kans., 15 May 1864. Entered service at. Fairwater,
Fond du Lac County, Wis.
Birth: Lake County, Ill.
Date of issue: 16 May
Citation: With 2 companions, attacked a greatly superior force of
guerrillas, routed them, and rescued several prisoners.
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)