Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 4th U.S. Colored Troops.
Place and date. At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered service
Birth: Harford County, Md.
Date of issue: 6 April 1865.
When the regimental color bearer fell, this soldier seized the color and
carried it forward, together with the national standard, until disabled
at the enemy's inner line.
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)