Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 37th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864; At Petersburg, Va.,
2 April 1865.
Entered service at: Springfield, Mass.
Birth: Jewett City,
Date of issue: 19 November 1897.
Citation: At the risk of his own
life, at Spotsylvania, 12 May 1864, assisted in carrying to a place of
safety a wounded and helpless officer. On 2 April 1865, advanced with the
pioneers, and, under heavy fire, assisted in removing 2 lines of chevaux_de_frise;
was twice wounded but advanced to the third line, where he was again severely
wounded, losing a leg.
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)