b. 20/04/1843 Brasher, New York. d. 09/03/1909 Massena, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 27/05/1864 New Hope Church, Georgia.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a prisoner of war. He served as Corporal in the Union Army in Company H, 60th New York Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 27, 1864 at New Hope Church, Georgia. His citation reads “Voluntarily exposed hismself to the fire of a Confederate sharpshoooter, thus drawing fire upon himself an enabling his comrade to shoot the sharpshooter.” Note: The spelling of his first name on his marker is Philot. He did not receive his Medal until April 6, 1892.
Voluntarily exposed himself to the fire of a Confederate sharpshooter, thus drawing fire upon himself and enabling his comrade to shoot the sharpshooter.
BURIAL LOCATION: PINE GROVE CEMETERY, MASSENA, NEW YORK.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.