Rank and organization: Colonel, 65th New York Infantry.
Place and date:
At Marye's Heights, Va., 3 May 1863.
Entered service at: New York, N.Y.
Born: 19 March 1827, Haddam, Conn. Date of issue 25 November 1893.
At a most critical moment, the head of the charging column being about
to be crushed by the severe fire of the enemy's artillery and infantry,
he pushed forward with a supporting column, pierced the enemy's works,
and turned their flank.
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)