Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company G, 2d Ohio Infantry. Place and Date:
Georgia, April 1862. Entered Service At: Jefferson County, Ohio. Born: 31
January 1840, Knoxville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Date Of Issue: 25 March 1863.
One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or
Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad
train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and tract between
Chattanooga and Atlanta.