Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 15th Ohio Infantry. Place
and date: At Missionary Ridge, Tenn., 25 November 1863. Entered service
at: Zanesville. Born: 2 October 1844, New Concord, Ohio.
Date of issue:
27 March 1890.
Citation: Upon reaching the ridge through concentrated fire,
he approached the color bearer of the 9th Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.),
demanded his surrender with threatening gesture and took him prisoner with
his regimental flag.
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)