Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 4th Massachusetts Cavalry.
Place and date: At Ashepoo River, S.C., 24 May 1864.
Entered service at:
Date of issue: 21 January 1897.
Volunteered as a member of a boat crew which went to the rescue of a large
number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston, and with
great gallantry assisted in conveying them to shore, being exposed during
the entire time to a heavy fire from a Confederate battery.
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)