Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War as a First Sergeant in Company E, 1st New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on April 5, 1865 at Paines Crossroads, Virginia. His citation reads simply "Capture of flag". His Medal was awarded to him on May 3, 1865. He was one of twelve 1st New Jersey Cavalry soldiers who was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Sergeant James T. Clancy, Corporal William B. Hooper, Private Lewis Locke, Sergeant William Porter, Sergeant John C. Sagelhurst, Sergeant David Southard, Private Christian Streile, Sergeant Charles Titus, Sergeant Aaron Thompkins, Sergeant Charles E. Wilson, and Sergeant John Wilson).
Bio by: Don Morfe