Rank and organization: First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 9th Massachusetts
Place and date: At Malvern Hill, Va., 1 July 1862. Entered service
at: Boston, Mass.
Date of issue: 11 March 1896.
Voluntarily took command of the 9th Massachusetts while adjutant, bravely
fighting from 3 p.m. until dusk, rallying and re_forming the regiment under
fire; twice picked up the regimental flag, the color bearer having been
shot down, and placed it in worthy hands.
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)