Rank and organization: 1st Sergeant, Company B, 139th New York Infantry.
Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864; At Fort Harrison, Va.,
29 September 1864.
Entered service at: New York, N.Y.
Birth: France. Date
of issue: 5 April 1898.
Citation: Voluntarily went between the lines under
a heavy fire at Petersburg, Va., to the assistance of a wounded and helpless
officer, whom he carried within the Union lines. At Fort Harrison, Va.,
seized the regimental color, the color bearer and guard having been shot
down, and, rushing forward, planted it upon the fort in full view of the
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)