Rank and organization: Corporal, Battery H, 3d New York Light Artillery.
Place and date: At Washington, N.C., 6 September 1862. Entered service
at: Madison, N.Y.
Birth: Madison, N.Y.
Date of issue: 24 April 1896.
Took command of a gun (the lieutenant in charge having disappeared) and
fired the same so rapidly and effectively that the enemy was repulsed,
although for a time a hand_to_hand conflict was had over the gun.
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)