Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 2 1st Ohio Infantry. Place
and date: Georgia, April 1862.
Entered service at: Findley, Ohio. Born:
14 November 1838, Delaware County, Ohio.
Date of issue: September 1863.
Citation: One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction
of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy
territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt
to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
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)