of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Private, Company F, 16th New York Infantry. Place and
Date: At South Mountain, Md., 14 September 1862. Entered Service At: Potsdam,
N.Y. Born: 6 May 1843, Ireland. Date of Issue: 11 September 1890.
Single-handed and slightly wounded he accosted a squad of 14 Confederate soldiers
bearing the colors of the 16th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.). By an imaginary ruse he secured
their surrender and kept them at bay when the regimental commander discovered him and rode
away for assistance.
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