Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 117th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864. Entered service
at: Lebanon, St. Clair County, Ill.
Birth: Lebanon, St. Clair County, Ill.
Date of issue: 22 February 1865.
Citation: Captured flag of a Confederate
battery while far in advance of 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)