Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 55th Ohio Infantry. Place
and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863.
Entered service at: ?.
Date of issue: 23 June 1896.
Citation: Voluntarily took
an advanced position on the skirmish line for the purpose of ascertaining
the location of Confederate sharpshooters, and under heavy fire held the
position thus taken until the company of which he was a member went back
to the main line.
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)