Rank and organization: Private, Battery A, 1st Missouri Light Artillery.
Place and date: At Grand Gulf, Miss., 28-29 April 1863. Entered service
at: St. Louis, Mo.
Birth: New York, N.Y.
Date of issue: 10 March 1896.
Citation: With two comrades voluntarily took position on board the steamer
Cheeseman, in charge of all the guns and ammunition of the battery, and
remained in charge of the same for a considerable time while the steamer
was unmanageable and subjected to a heavy fire from 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)