Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 36th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date: At Missionary Ridge, Tenn., 25 November 1863. Entered service
at: Rutland, Ill.
Birth: Schenectady, N.Y.
Date of issue: 4 April 1900.
Citation: Sprang over the works just captured from the enemy, and calling
upon his comrades to follow, rushed forward in the face of a deadly fire
and was among the first over the works on the summit, where he compelled
the surrender of a Confederate officer and received his sword.
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)