Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 23d Illinois Infantry. Place
and date: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865.
Entered service at: Chicago,
Date of issue: 12 May 1865.
Citation: One of the three
soldiers most conspicuous for gallantry in the final assault.
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)