Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 2d lowa Infantry. Place
and date: At Fort Donelson, Tenn., 15 February 1862.
Entered service at:
Keosauqua, Van Buren County, lowa.
Birth: Van Buren County, lowa. Date
of issue: 12 March 1897.
Citation: Took the colors after 3 of the color
guard had fallen, and although most instantly knocked down by a spent ball,
immediately arose and bore the colors to the end of the engagement.
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)