Organization: 6th US Cavalry (Battery B/4th US Artillery at Antietam)
Entered Service: [Philadelphia, Pa.]
Birth: Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Medal Issued: 16 November 1876
Date of Action: 23 April 1875
Place of Action: Sappa Creek, Kans.
With 5 other men he waded in mud and water up the creek to a position directly behind an entrenched Cheyenne position, who were using natural bank pits to good advantage against the main column. This surprise attack from the enemy rear broke their resistance.