Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 2d New York Veteran Cavalry.
Place and date: At Alabama Bayou, La., 20 September 1864. Entered service
Birth: Broome, N.Y.
Date of issue: 17 August 1894.
Swam the bayou under fire of the enemy and captured and brought off a boat
by means of which the command crossed and routed the enemy.
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)