Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 72d New York Infantry. Place
and date: At Wilderness, Va., 6 May 1864.
Entered service at: Ellicott,
Birth: Jamestown, N.Y.
Date of issue: 23 June 1896.
and under a heavy fire from the enemy, 3 times crossed the field of battle
with a load of ammunition in a blanket on his back, thus supplying the
Federal forces, whose ammunition had nearly all been expended, and enabling
them to hold their position until reinforcement arrived, when the enemy
were driven from their position.
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)