of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Private, Company D, 20th New York Cavalry. Place and
Date: At Murfrees Station, Va., 16 October 1864. Birth: Clayton, N.Y. Date
of Issue: Unknown.
Volunteered to swim Blackwater River to get a large flat used as a ferry on other side;
succeeded in getting the boat safely across, making it possible for a detachment to cross
the river and take possession of the enemy's breastworks.
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