Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, 8th Illinois Infantry. Place
and date: At Fort Blakely, Ala., 9 April 1865.
Entered service at: Illinois.
Born: 15 July 1838, Calhoun County, Mich.
Date of issue: 16 January 1894.
Citation: Led the right wing of his regiment, and, springing through an
embrasure, was the first to enter the enemy's works, against a strong fire
of artillery and infantry.
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)