Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company A, 49th Indiana Infantry.
Place and date: At Black River Bridge, Miss., 17 May 1863. Entered service
at: Dubois County, Ind.
Birth: Dubois County, Ind.
Date of issue: 12 February
Citation: Voluntarily led the company in a charge and was the first
to enter the enemy's works, taking a number of prisoners.
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)