Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company K, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place
and date: At Winchester, Va., 19 September 1864.
Entered service at: ?.
Birth: Germany. Date of issue. 16 March 1896.
Citation: Went to the assistance
of his regimental commander, whose horse had been killed under him in a
charge, mounted the officer behind him, under a heavy fire from the enemy,
and returned him to his command.
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)