Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as Saddler in the US Army in Company H, 7th US Calvary. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on June 25, 1876 at the battle of the Little Big Horn, Montana. His citation reads "Volunterred with George Geiger, Charles Windolph and Henry Mechlin to hold an exposed position standing erect on the brow of the hill facing the Little Big Horn River. They fired constantly in this manner for more than 20 minutes diverting fire and attention from another group filling canteens of water that were desperately needed."
Bio by: Don Morfe