Organization: 6th Maine Infantry
Entered Service: unknown (probably Foxcroft, ME)
Birth: Sangerville, Maine.
Date Medal Issued: 13 May 1896.
Date of Action: 4 May 1863.
Place of Action: Brooks Ford, Va.
Having voluntarily taken command of his regiment in the absence of its commander, at great personal risk and with remarkable presence of mind and fertility of resource led the command down an exceedingly precipitous embankment to the Rappahannock River and by his gallantry, coolness, and good judgment in the face of the enemy saved the command from capture or destruction.