Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 21st Ohio Infantry. Place
and date: Georgia, April 1862.
Entered service at: Hancock County, Ohio.
Born: 14 January 1840, Wayne County, Ohio.
Date of issue: 25 March 1863.
Citation: One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction
of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy
territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt
to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta
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)