Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 3d lowa Cavalry. Place and
date: At Pea Ridge, Ark., 7 March 1862.
Entered service at: Davis County,
Birth: Guernsey County, Ohio.
Date of issue: 6 March 1899.
Under a heavy fire and at great personal risk went to the aid of a dismounted
comrade who was surrounded by the enemy, took him up on his own horse,
and carried him to a place of safety.
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)