Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry.
Place and date: At Burnt Ordinary, Va., 19 January 1863. Entered service
at: Philadelphia, Pa.
Date of issue: 2 August 1897.
Was one of a small scouting party that charged and routed a mounted force
of the enemy six times their number. He led the charge in a most gallant
and distinguished manner, going far beyond the call of duty.
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)