Rank and organization: Musician, Company E, 1st Battalion, 15th U.S.
Place and date: At Chickamauga, Ga., 19 September 1863. Entered
service at: North Greenfield, Ohio.
Birth: Washington County, Pa. Date
of issue: 27 January 1894.
Citation: At a critical stage in the battle
when the 14th Corps lines were wavering and in disorder he on his own initiative
bugled "to the colors" amid the 18th U.S. Infantry who formed by him, and
held the enemy. Within a few minutes he repeated his action amid the wavering
2d Ohio Infantry. This bugling deceived the enemy who believed reinforcements
had arrived. Thus, they delayed their attack.
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)