Rank and organization: Captain, Company K, 37th Illinois Infantry. Place
and date: At Pea Ridge, Ark., 7 March 1862.
Entered service at: Danville,
Ill. Born: 11 November 1842, Woodford, Ky.
Date of issue: 2 October 1893.
Citation: Single-handedly confronted the enemy, firing a rifle at them
and thus checking their advance within 100 yards of the lines.
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)