Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 42d New York Infantry. Place
and date: At Masons Island, Md., 3 September 1861.
Entered service at:
New York, N.Y. Born: 28 September 1841, Ireland.
Date of issue: 22 March
Citation: Assisted a wounded comrade to the riverbank and, under
heavy fire of the enemy, swam with him across a branch of the Potomac to
the Union lines.
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)