of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Corporal, Company E, 17th Michigan Infantry. Place and
Date: At Knoxville, Tenn. 20 November 1863. Entered Service At: Chelsea, Mich. Birth:
Skaneateles, N.Y. Date Of Issue: 3 August 1897.
Having voluntarily accompanied a small party to destroy buildings within the enemy's
lines, whence sharpshooters had been firing, disregarded an order to retire, remained and
completed the firing of the buildings, thus insuring their total destruction; this at the
imminent risk of his life from the fire of the advancing enemy.
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