b. 12/03/1837 Monmouth, Pennsylvania. d. 16/09/1895 Spencer, Iowa.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as First Lieutenant of Company B, 55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 22, 1863. His citation reads “Gallantry in the charge of the “volunteer storming party.” His Medal was awarded to him on September 2, 1893. He was one of nine 55th Illinois Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Corporal Robert M. Cox, Chaplain Milton L. Haney, Musician Orion P. Howe, Corporal James W. Larrabee, Private Robert A. Lower, Private Jerome Morford, Private Jacob Sandford and Corporal John Warden).
For gallantry in the charge of the volunteer storming party on 22 May 1863.
BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, LONGMOUNT, COLORADO.
BLOCK 17, LOT 3E2, SPACE 3A.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.