Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 2d Minnesota Infantry. Place
and date: At Chickamauga, Ga., 19 September 1863; At Missionary Ridge,
Tenn., 25 November 1863.
Entered service at: Glencoe, Minn.
Date of issue: 2 April 1898.
Citation: While in arrest at Chickamauga,
Ga., left his place in the rear and voluntarily went to the line of battle,
secured a rifle, and fought gallantly during the 2_day battle; was released
from arrest in recognition of his bravery. At Missionary Ridge commanded
his company and gallantly led it, being among the first to enter the enemy's
works; was severely wounded, losing an arm, but declined a discharge and
remained in active service to the end of the war.
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)