b. 09/12/1843 Trumbull County, Ohio. d. 23/04/1920 Johnson City, Tennessee.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13/09/1864 Berryville, Virginia.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. One of 7 Union soldiers of Jewish ethnicity to be awarded the CMOH for bravery during the Civil War, he served in Company E, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, enlisting on October 30, 1861. Promoted to Corporal on July 1, 1964, he was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Berryville, Virginia on September 13, 1864.
His citation reads “Capture of the colors of the 8th South Carolina Infantry while engaged in a reconnaissance along the Berryville and Winchester Pike”. He discovered alone that the Confederate had a cavalry force awaiting to attack, and he reported this to his superiors. He was part of the Union cavalry that met that attack and routed it, and in the process captured the color guard of the 8th South Carolina and their battle flag. His Medal was issued on September 19, 1864, and he was honorably mustered out as a Sergeant on September 11, 1865. He was one of six 2nd Ohio Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being First Sergeant Albert A. Clapp, Corporal Henry Hoffman, Corporal John Hughey, Corporal Smith Larimer, and Private William R. Richardson).
Capture of the colors of the 8th South Carolina Infantry while engaged in a reconnaissance along the Berryville and Winchester Pike.
BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.
SECTION 17, GRAVE 19595
LOCATION OF MEDAL: FAMILY.