Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th Rhode Island Infantry.
Place and date: At Weldon Railroad, Va., 18 August 1864. Entered service
at: Burrillville, R.I.
Date of issue: 20 July 1897.
While acting as an orderly to a general officer on the field and alone,
encountered a picket of 3 of the enemy and compelled their surrender.
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)