Jul. 7, 1828 Salem Essex County Massachusetts, USA
Jul. 20, 1871 Auburn Cayuga County New York, USA
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in Company H, 21st Ohio Infantry, Union Army. In April 1862, he was one of the 22 men which included 2 civilians who penetrated nearly 200 miles south into Confederate enemy territory. There they captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta. For bravery in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on March 25, 1863. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
Cause of death: Suicide in an institution for the criminally insane
Burial: Soule Cemetery Sennett Cayuga County New York, USA Plot: Buried in the prison section.
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