Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 8th Vermont Infantry. Place
and date: At Boutte Station, La., 4 September 1862. Entered service an
Birth: Boston, Mass.
Date of issue: 20 October 1899.
A railroad train guarded by about 60 men on flat cars having been sidetracked
by a misplaced switch into an ambuscade of guerrillas who were rapidly
shooting down the unprotected guards, this soldier, under a severe fire
in which he was wounded, ran to another switch and, opening it, enabled
the train and the surviving guards to escape.
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)