of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Private, Company B, 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Place
and Date: At Jefferson, Va., 12 October 1863. Entered Service At: Philadelphia,
Pa. Born: 10 May 1844, Ireland. Date of Issue: 23 January 1897.
At the head of a detachment of his company dashed across an open field, exposed to a
deadly fire from the enemy, and succeeded in dislodging them from an unoccupied house,
which he and his comrades defended for several hours against repeated attacks, thus
preventing the enemy from flanking the position of the Union forces.
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