Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 20th Maine Infantry. Place
and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863.
Entered service at: Plymouth,
Birth: Monmouth, Maine.
Date of issue: 13 August 1898.
At the crisis of the engagement this soldier, a color bearer, stood alone
in an advanced position, the regiment having been borne back, and defended
his colors with musket and ammunition picked up at his feet.
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)