Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company I, 4th Massachusetts
Place and date: At Port Hudson, La., 14 June 1863. Entered service
at: East Randolph, Mass. Born: 10 January 1832, Springfield, N.H. Date
of issue: 19 November 1891.
Citation: During a momentary confusion in the
ranks caused by other troops rushing upon the regiment, this soldier, with
coolness and determination, rendered efficient aid in preventing a panic
among the troops.
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)