Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company H, 8th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date: At Bayou Teche, La., 14 January 1863.
Entered service at:
Birth: Jamaica, Vt.
Date of issue: 29 January 1894.
Voluntarily carried an important message through the heavy fire of the
enemy to bring aid and save the gunboat Calhoun.
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)