Organization: Company I, 20th Maine Infantry
Entered Service: Plymouth, Maine.
Birth: Monmouth, Maine.
Date Medal Issued: 13 August 1898.
Date of Action: 2 July 1863.
Place of Action: Gettysburg, Pa.
At the crisis of the engagement this soldier, a color bearer, stood alone in an advanced position, the regiment having been borne back, and defended his colors with musket and ammunition picked up at his feet.