Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, 3d Maine Infantry. Place and
date: At Fair Oaks, Va., 1 June 1862.
Entered service at: Waterville, Maine.
Born: 1843, Benton, Maine.
Date of issue: 8 December 1898.
command of a portion of the left wing of his regiment, all the company
officers present having been killed or disabled, led it gallantly across
a stream and contributed most effectively to the success of the action.
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)