Rank and Organization: Captain, Company A, 140th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place
and Date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863; At Reams Station, Va., 25 August 1864.
Birth: Green County, Pa. Date Of Issue: 5 April 1898.
While a sergeant and retiring with his company before the rapid advance of the enemy at
Gettysburg, he and a companion stopped and carried to a place of safety a wounded and
helpless comrade; in this act both he and his companion were severely wounded. A year
later, at Reams Station, Va., while commanding a skirmish line, voluntarily assisted in
checking a flank movement of the enemy, and while so doing was severely wounded, suffering
the loss of an arm.