Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company B, 33d New York Infantry.
Place and date: At Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862.
Entered service at:
Nunda, N.Y. Born: 16 June 1842, Troy, N.Y.
Date of issue: 10 September
Citation: While in command of a detached company, seeing his regiment
thrown into confusion by a charge of the enemy, without orders made a countercharge
upon the attacking column and checked the assault. Penetrated within the
enemy's lines at night and obtained valuable information.
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)