Aug. 6, 1904 Washington District of Columbia District Of Columbia, USA
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Second Lieutenant in Company E, 12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at the 2nd Battle of Winchester, Virginia, on June 14, 1863. His official CMOH citation reads simply "Led his command over the stone wall, where he was wounded". His Medal was awarded to him on March 6, 1890. He was one of five 12th West Virginia soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their bravery during the war (the others being Corporal Andrew O. Apple, 2nd Lieutenant Josiah M. Curtis, Private Joseph McCauslin, and Private Charles A. Reeder.