Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company A, 17th Michigan Infantry.
Place and date:   At Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., 20 November 1863. Entered
service at: Manchester, Mich. Born: 1844, Wachtenaw, Mich.
Date of issue:
27 July 1896.
Citation:   Conducted the "burning party" of his regiment at
the time a charge was made on the enemy's picket line, and burned the house
which had sheltered the enemy's sharpshooters, thus insuring success to
a hazardous enterprise.
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)