Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company C, 38th U.S. Colored
Place and date: At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered
service at: ?.
Birth: James County, Va.
Date of issue: 6 April 1865.
Citation. Commanded and gallantly led his company after the commanding
officer had been killed; was the first enlisted man to enter the enemy's
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)