Rank and organization:   Sergeant Major, 10th New York Cavalry. Place
and date: At Trevilian Station, Va., 11 June 1864.
Entered service at:
Birth:   Cattaraugus County, N.Y.
Date of issue:   1 April 1898.
Voluntarily carried a message which stopped the firing of a Union battery
into his regiment, in which service he crossed a ridge in plain view and
swept by the fire of both armies.
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)