Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 4th U.S. Colored Troops.
Place and date: At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered service
at: Portsmouth, Va.
Birth: Portsmouth Va.
Date of issue: 6 April 1865.
Citation: Seized the national colors after 2 color bearers had been shot
down close to the enemy's works, and bore them through the remainder of
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)