Rank and organization: Chaplain, 55th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:
At Atlanta, Ga., 22 July 1864.
Entered service at: Bushnell, Ill.
Date of issue: 3 November 1896.
Citation: Voluntarily carried a musket
in the ranks of his regiment and rendered heroic service in retaking the
Federal works which had been captured by 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)