of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Private, Company C, 25th Massachusetts Infantry. Place
and Date: At Cold Harbor, Va., 3 June 1864. Entered Service At: Northbridge,
Mass. Birth: Ireland. Date of Issue: 14 September 1888.
Two color bearers having been shot dead one after the other, the last one far in
advance of his regiment and close to the enemy's line, this soldier rushed forward, and,
under a galling fire, after removing the dead body of the bearer therefrom, secured the
flag and returned with it to the Union lines.
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