Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company H, 14th Michigan Infantry.
Place and date: At Jonesboro, Ga., 1 September 1864.
Entered service at:
Ann Arbor, Mich. Born: 1839, Ireland.
Date of issue: 28 April 1896.
In a charge by the 14th Michigan Infantry against the entrenched enemy
was the first man over the line of works of the enemy, and demanded and
received the surrender of Confederate Gen. Daviel Govan and his command.
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)