of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company H, 106th Illinois Infantry. Place
and Date: Near Jackson, Tenn., 23 December 1862. Entered Service At: Lincoln,
Ill. Birth: Germany. Date of Issue: 16 May 1899.
When his command was surrounded by a greatly superior force, voluntarily left the
shelter of the breastworks, crossed an open railway trestle under a concentrated fire from
the enemy, made his way out and secured reinforcements for the relief of his command.
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