b. 31/08/1839 Hall Township, Indiana. d. 14/08/1920 West Baden, Indiana.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 17/05/1863 Black River Bridge, Mississippi.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Lieutenant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a First Sergeant in Company A, 49th Indiana Infantry for action on May 17, 1863 at Black River Bridge, Mississippi. His citation reads “Voluntarily led the company in a charge and was the first to enter the enemy’s works, taking a number of prisoners.” He did not receive his Medal until February 12, 1894.
Voluntarily led the company in a charge and was the first to enter the enemy’s works, taking a number of prisoners.
BURIAL LOCATION: AMES CHAPEL CEMETERY, ABYDEL, INDIANA.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.