Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, 5th U.S. Colored Troops. Place
and date: At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864.
Entered service at:
Athens, Ohio. Born: 1844, Austin, Tex.
Date of issue: 6 April 1865.
Took command of Company C, after all the officers had been killed or wounded,
and gallantly led it.
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)