Rank and organization: Commissary Sergeant, Company D, 12th Missouri
Place and date: At Tallahatchie River, Miss., 7 August 1864. Entered
service at: Rockport, Atchison County, Mo.
Birth: Allegany County, Md.
Date of issue: 24 August 1905.
Citation: Was 1 of 4 volunteers who swam
the river under a brisk fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and brought over
a ferry boat by means of which the troops crossed and dislodged the enemy
from a strong position.
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)