Rank and organization: Sergeant, Battery A, 1st Missouri Light Artillery.
Place and date: At Grand Gulf, Miss., 28-29 April 1863. Entered service
at: St. Louis, Mo.
Date of issue: 10 March 1896.
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 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)