Rank and organization: Corporal, Company B, 36th U.S. Colored Troops.
Place and date: At Chapins Farm, Va., 30 September 1864. Entered service
at: Norfolk, Va.
Birth: Princess Anne County, Va.
Date of issue: 6 April
Citation: Having had his arm mutilated, making immediate amputation
necessary, he loaded and discharged his piece with one hand and urged his
men forward; this within 30 yards of the enemy's works.
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)