Rank and organization: Colonel, 13th Maine Infantry.
Place and date:
At Matagorda Bay, Tex., 29-30 December 1863.
Entered service at: Maine.
Born: 10 December 1833, Bangor, Maine.
Date of issue: 2 March 1895.
In command of a detachment of 100 men, conducted a reconnaissance for 2
days, baffling and beating back an attacking force of more than a thousand
Confederate cavalry, and regained his transport without loss.
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)