b. 14/08/1842 Butler County, Pennsylvania. d. 07/01/1920 Dubuque, Iowa.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 09/04/1865 Appomattox, Virginia.
American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He was issued the award on May 3, 1865, for his actions as a sergeant with Company L, 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry, US Army, on April 9, 1865, at the Battle of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, at the end of the war. His Medal of Honor citation reads: “for extraordinary heroism on 9 April 1865, while serving with Company L, 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry, in action at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, for capture of flag of 4th Virginia Cavalry (Confederate States of America).” He received his Medal on May 3, 1865.
Capture of flag of 4th Virginia Cavalry (Confederate States of America).
BURIAL LOCATION: MARS HILL CEMETERY, OTTUMWA, IOWA.
Next to Church building.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.