Rank and organization:   First Sergeant, Company C, 2d New Jersey Infantry.
Place and date:   At Wilderness, Va., 6 May 1864.
Entered service at:   Newark,
N.J. Born: 16 November 1841, Ireland.
Date of issue:   13 February 1891.
Citation:   During a rout and while under orders to retreat seized the colors,
rallied the men, and drove the enemy back.
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)