Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 2d Ohio Infantry. Place and
date: At Perryville, Ky., 8 October 1862.
Entered service at: Steubenville,
Ohio. Born: 24 February 1845, Steubenville, Ohio.
Date of issue: 19 August
Citation: In the hottest part of the fire he stepped in front of
his colonel to shield him from the enemy's fire.
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)