Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 17th Michigan Infantry.
Place and date: At Knoxville, Tenn. 20 November 1863.
Entered service at:
Birth: Skaneateles, N.Y.
Date of issue: 3 August 1897.
Having voluntarily accompanied a small party to destroy buildings within
the enemy's lines, whence sharpshooters had been firing, disregarded an
order to retire, remained and completed the firing of the buildings, thus
insuring their total destruction; this at the imminent risk of his life
from the fire of the advancing enemy.
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)