Rank and organization: Captain, Company F, 4th Missouri Cavalry. Place
and date: At Jonesboro, Ga., 31 August 1864.
Entered service at: St. Louis,
Mo. Born: 4 August 1838, Germany.
Date of issue: 24 February 1899.
While acting as aide and carrying orders across a most dangerous part of
the battlefield, being hindered by a Confederate advance, seized a rifle,
took a place in the ranks and was conspicuous in repulsing the enemy.
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)