Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 19th U.S. Infantry. Place
and date: At Stone River, Tenn., 31 December 1862.
Entered service at:
?. Born: 6 December 1838, Lancaster, Ohio.
Date of issue: 3 February
Citation: Voluntarily rescued the body of his commanding officer,
who had fallen mortally wounded. He brought off the field his mortally
wounded leader under direct and constant rifle fire.
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)