Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 1st New York Mounted Rifles
Place and date: At Sandy Cross Roads, N.C., 4 September 1862. Entered service
Birth: Middletown, N.Y.
Date of issue: 2 April 1898.
While scouting, this soldier, in command of an advance of but 3 or 4 men,
came upon the enemy, and charged them without orders, the rest of the troops
following, the whole force of the enemy, 120 men, being captured.
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)