Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 17th Michigan Infantry. Place
and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864.
Entered service at: Manchester,
Mich. Born: 1838, Germany.
Date of issue: 30 July 1896.
rescued Lt. Charles H. Todd of his regiment who had been captured by a
party of Confederates by shooting down one, knocking over another with
the butt of his musket, and taking them both prisoners.
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)