Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company E, 24th Missouri Infantry.
Place and date: At Corinth, Miss., 3 October 1862.
Entered service at:
Montgomery County, Mo.
Date of issue: 9 July 1896.
While on duty as provost marshal, voluntarily assumed command of his company,
then under fire, and so continued in command until the repulse and retreat
of the enemy on the following day, the loss to this company during the
battle being very great.
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)