Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 17th Michigan Infantry. Place
and date: At Lenoire, Tenn., 16 November 1863.
Entered service at: Colon,
Mich. Born: 1839, Seneca County, Ohio.
Date of issue: 20 July 1897.
While color bearer of his regiment, having been twice wounded and the sight
of one eye destroyed, still held to the colors until ordered to the rear
by his regimental commander.
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)