Rank and organization: Captain, Company B, 20th Maine Infantry. Place
and date: At Rappahannock Station, Va., 7 November 1863. Entered service
at: Brownville, Maine.
Birth: Brownville, Maine.
Date of issue: 5 April
Citation: Learning that an assault was to be made upon the enemy's
works by other troops, this officer voluntarily joined the storming party
with about 50 men of his regiment, and by his dash and gallantry rendered
effective service in the assault.
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)