Rank and organization: Colonel, 59th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:
At Nashville, Tenn., 15_16 December 1864.
Entered service at: Galesburg,
Ill. Born: 19 March 1833, Flordia, Orange County, N.Y.
Date of issue: 18
Citation: Led his brigade in an attack upon a strong position
under a terrific fire of grape, canister, and musketry; was struck down
by a grapeshot after he had reached the enemy's works.
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)