Rank and organization: Sergeant, Co. H, and 2d Lt. Co. M, 1st Maryland
Place and date: At Front Royal, Va., 23 May 1862. At Weldon Railroad,
Va., 19 August 1864.
Entered service at: ?.
Birth: Washington, D.C.
Date of issue: 2 August 1897.
Citation: When a sergeant, at Front Royal,
Va., he was painfully wounded while obeying an order to burn a bridge,
but, persevering in the attempt, he burned the bridge and prevented its
use by the enemy. Later, at Weldon Railroad, Va., then a lieutenant, he
voluntarily took the place of a disabled officer and undertook a hazardous
reconnaissance beyond the lines of the army; was taken prisoner in the
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)