Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 2d Rhode Island Infantry.
Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865.
Entered service at: South
Birth: Griswold, Conn.
Date of issue: 2 March 1895.
Planted the flag upon the parapet while the enemy still occupied the line;
was the first of his regiment to enter the works.
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)