Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company H, 30th U.S. Colored
Place and date:   At the mine, Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864. Entered
service at: Otsego County, N.Y. Born: 12 February 1840, Scotland. Date
of issue: 17 October 1892.
Citation:   One of the first to enter the enemy's
works, where, after his colonel, major, and one-third the company officers
had fallen, he gallantly assisted in rallying and saving the remnant of
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)