Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 45th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 25 June 1863.
Entered service at:
Galena, Jo Daviess County, Ill.
Birth: Jo Daviess County, Ill. Date of
issue: 1 September 1893.
Citation: Was the first to plant the Union colors
upon the enemy's works.
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)