Rank and organization: Major, 7th Maine Infantry.
Place and date: At
Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862.
Entered service at: Bath, Maine.
Date of issue: 8 April 1891.
Citation: Led his regiment in an assault
on a strong body of the enemy's infantry and kept up the fight until the
greater part of his men had been killed or wounded, bringing the remainder
safely out of the fight.
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)