Rank and organization: Colonel, 4th lowa Infantry.
Place and date: At
Chickasaw Bayou, Miss., 29 December 1862.
Entered service at: Des Moines,
lowa. Born: 8 February 1829, Columbia, Adair County, Ky.
Date of issue:
17 January 1895.
Citation: Led his regiment against a superior force, strongly
entrenched, and held his ground when all support had been withdrawn.
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)