Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Co. H, and 2d Lt. Co. M, 1st Maryland Inf. Place
and Date: At Front Royal, Va., 23 May 1862. At Weldon Railroad, Va., 19 August 1864.
Birth: Washington, D.C. Date Of Issue: 2 August 1897.
When a sergeant, at Front Royal, Va., he was painfully wounded while obeying an order
to burn a bridge, but, persevering in the attempt, he burned the bridge and prevented its
use by the enemy. Later, at Weldon Railroad, Va., then a lieutenant, he voluntarily took
the place of a disabled officer and undertook a hazardous reconnaissance beyond the lines
of the army; was taken prisoner in the attempt.