Organization: Company G, 30th Ohio Infantry
Birth: Miami County, Ohio
Date Medal Issued: 15 August 1894
Date of Action: 22 May 1863
Place of Action: Vicksburg, Miss
Despite the death of his captain at his side during the assault he continued carrying his log to the defense ditch. While he was laying his log in place he was shot down and thrown into the water. Unmindful of his own wound he, despite the intense fire, dragged 5 of his comrades from the ditch, wherein they lay wounded, to a place of safety.