Rank and organization: Captain, Company K, 37th Illinois Infantry
Place and date: At Pea Ridge, Ark., 7 March 1862
Entered service at: Danville, Ill. Born: 11 November 1842, Woodford, Ky. Date of issue: 2 October 1893
Citation: Single-handedly confronted the enemy, firing a rifle at them and thus checking their advance within 100 yards of the lines.