Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 26th New York Infantry. Place
and date: At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862.
Entered service at:
Birth: Germany. Date of issue. 1 September 1893. Citation. Relinquished
a furlough granted for wounds, entered the battle, where he picked up the
colors after several bearers had been killed or wounded, and carried them
until himself again wounded.
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)