Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company B, 11th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date: At Vicksburg Miss., 22 April 1863.
Entered service at:
Lacon, Marshall County, Ill.
Birth: Lacon, Ill.
Date of issue: 1 April
Citation: Served gallantly as a volunteer with the crew of the steamer
Horizon that, under a heavy fire, passed the Confederate batteries.
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)