Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company H, 1st West Virginia
Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., 6 April 1865. Entered service
at: Springfield, Pa.
Birth: Somerset County, Pa.
Date of issue: 3 May 1865.
Citation: Capture of battle flag of 12th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.) in
hand-to-hand battle while wounded.
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)