Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 15th Indiana Infantry. Place
and date: At Missionary Ridge, Tenn., 25 November 1863. Entered service
at: Allen County, Ind.
Date of issue: 28 September 1897.
Citation: As color bearer, led his regiment in the assault, and, though
wounded, carried the nag forward to the enemy's works, where he was again
wounded. In a brigade of 8 regiments this flag was the first planted on
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)