Rank and organization: Captain, Company C, 97th Illinois Infantry. Place
and date: At Blakely, Ala., 9 April 1865.
Entered service at: Gillespie,
Macoupin County, Ill.
Birth: Marion County, Mo.
Date of issue: 9 October
Citation: Among the first to enter the enemy's entrenchments, he
received the surrender of a Confederate general officer and his headquarters
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)