Rank and organization: Captain, Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date: At Secessionville, S.C., 16 June 1862. Entered service
Birth: West Chester, Pa.
Date of issue: 23 April 1896.
While retiring with his men before a heavy fire of can1ster shot at short
range, returned in the face of the enemy's fire and rescued an exhausted
private of his company who but for this timely action would have lost his
life by drowning in the morass through which the troops were retiring.
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)