Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 2d Wisconsin Infantry. Place
and date: At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862; Antietam. Entered service
at: Janesville, Rock County, Wis. Born: 25 March 1842, Norway. Date of
issue: 28 August 1893.
Citation: Conspicuous gallantry in battle in which
he was severely wounded. While serving as cannoneer he manned the positions
of fallen gunners.
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)