b. 01/01/1831 Buffalo, New York. d. 15/03/1887 Buffalo, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 19/10/1864 Cedar Creek, Virginia.
Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted in the 21st New York Volunteer Infantry on May 9, 1861, and was mustered in as the regiment’s Sergeant Major on May 20, 1861. He served in that duty until August 23, 1861, when he was transferred to the 44th New York Volunteer Infantry and promoted to 1st Lieutenant in the unit’s Company A. Promoted to Captain and commander on January 2, 1862, he led his troops through the spring and summer of that year. On August 20, 1862 he was again promoted and transferred, this time to the 116th New York Volunteer Infantry, where he was commissioned Major. In May 1863 he was promoted to Colonel and commander of the 116th, replacing Colonel Edwin Payson Chapin, who was killed in action. Severely wounded during the 1863 Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana, while in command of his men during the October 19, 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, he captured the Battleflag of the 2nd South Carolina (CSA) Infantry, an act he was awarded the CMOH for on March 6, 1865. Brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers the next day, March 7, 1865, he was honorably mustered out of the Volunteer service on June 8, 1865. He enlisted in the Regular Army in 1867, being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 11th United States Infantry. Retiring as a 1st Lieutenant in 1883, he received brevets up to Colonel, US Regular Army.
Capture of battle flag of 2d South Carolina (C.S.A.).
BURIAL LOCATION: FOREST LAWN CEMETERY, BUFFALO, NEW YORK.
SECTION F, LOT 67.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: BELIEVED TO BE FAMILY.