Rank and Organization: Private, Company G, 30th Ohio Infantry. Place and
Date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. Birth: Miami County, Ohio. Date of
Issue: 15 August 1894.
Despite the death of his captain at his side during the assault he continued carrying
his log to the defense ditch. While he was laying his log in place he was shot down and
thrown into the water. Unmindful of his own wound he, despite the intense fire, dragged 5
of his comrades from the ditch, wherein they lay wounded, to a place of safety.