Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 4th Missouri Cavalry. Place
and date: At Ivy Farm, Miss., 22 February 1864.
Entered service at: St.
Date of issue: 8 July 1897.
risked his life by taking a horse, under heavy fire, beyond the line of
battle for the rescue of his captain, whose horse had been killed in a
charge and who was surrounded by the enemy's skirmishers.
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)