Organization: Company K, 42d New York Infantry
Entered Service: New York, N.Y.
Birth: 28 September 1841, Ireland.
Date Medal Issued: 22 March 1898.
Date of Action: 3 September 1861.
Place of Action: Masons Island, Md.
Assisted a wounded comrade to the riverbank and, under heavy fire of the enemy, swam with him across a branch of the Potomac to the Union lines.