of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant Colonel, 8th Illinois Infantry. Place and
Date: At Fort Blakely, Ala., 9 April 1865. Entered Service At: Illinois. Born:
15 July 1838, Calhoun County, Mich. Date Of Issue: 16 January 1894.
Led the right wing of his regiment, and, springing through an embrasure, was the first
to enter the enemy's works, against a strong fire of artillery and infantry.
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