Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 54th Massachusetts Colored
Place and date: At Fort Wagner, S.C., 18 July 1863. Entered service
at: New Bedford, Mass.
Birth: Norfolk, Va.
Date of issue: 23 May 1900.
Citation: When the color sergeant was shot down, this soldier grasped the
flag, led the way to the parapet, and planted the colors thereon. When
the troops fell back he brought off the flag, under a fierce fire in which
he was twice severely wounded.
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)