Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 13th Ohio Cavalry. Place
and date: At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864.
Entered service at: Fairmount,
Birth: Champaign County, Ohio. Date of issue. 27 January 1865.
When about entering upon the charge, this soldier, then but 15 years old,
was cautioned not to go in, as he had not been mustered. He indignantly
protected and participated in the charge, his left arm being crushed by
a shell and amputated soon afterward.
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)