b. 10/12/1842 Wellsburg, New York. d. 08/01/1912 Chicago, Illinois.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 16/12/1864 Nashville, Tennessee.
He was born December 10, 1842, in Wellsburg, New York. He enlisted in the 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment at age 19, mustering in on January 17, 1862, at Fort Snelling. He was promoted first sergeant on March 5, 1862, and to second lieutenant on March 24, 1862, and posted to Fort Ridgely as a member of B Company. He and a few men were on duty at the Lower Sioux Agency at the out break of the Sioux Uprising of 1862. His commander died at the Battle of Redwood Ferry which made him the senior officer of the garrison. He was the fort commander only until C Company returned and 1st Lt Sheehan relieved him. He was later promoted to first lieutenant and then became adjutant. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on February 24, 1865, for his actions at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee, December 16, 1864. He mustered out on April 5, 1865.
After the war, he was elected a companion of the Iowa Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
Capture of flag of 4th Mississippi (C.S.A.).
BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.
SECTION 1, GRAVE 361.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: FAMILY.