Rank and organization: Corporal, Company A, 33d Ohio Infantry. Place
and date: Georgia, April 1862.
Entered service at: Portsmouth, Scioto County,
Birth: Mercer County, Pa.
Date of issue: September 1863.
One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen.
Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory
and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy
the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
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)