Rank and Organization: Private, Company G, 1st New York Light Artillery. Place
and Date: At Reams Station, Va., 25 August 1864. Entered Service At: New York,
N.Y. Born: 22 December 1822, Ireland. Date of Issue: 31 October 1890.
The command having been driven from the works, he, having been left alone between the
opposing lines, crept back into the works, put 3 charges of canister in one of the guns,
and fired the piece directly into a body of the enemy about to seize the works; he then
rejoined his command, took the colors, and ran toward the enemy, followed by the command,
which recaptured the works and guns.