Rank and organization: Captain, Company A, 97th Illinois Infantry. Place
and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863.
Entered service at: Woodburn,
Macoupin County, Ill.
Birth: Cumberland, N.J.
Date of issue: 12 December
Citation: Led the "volunteer storming party," which made a most gallant
assault upon the enemy's works.
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)