Organization: 7th Maine Infantry
Entered Service: Bath, Maine.
Date Medal Issued: 8 April 1891.
Date of Action: 17 September 1862.
Place of Action: Antietam, Md.
Led his regiment in an assault on a strong body of the enemy's infantry and kept up the fight until the greater part of his men had been killed or wounded, bringing the remainder safely out of the fight.