b. 06/03/1845 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. d. 15/12/1913 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: Winter of 1864-65
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as a Private in Company K, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the Winter of 1864-65.His Medal was awarded to him on March 3, 1873. He was one of fourteen 1st West Virginia Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Private James F. Adams, Corporal Thomas Anderson, Lieutenant Wilmon W. Blackmar, Captain Hugh P. Boon, Sergeant Richard Boury, Major Charles E. Capehart, Colonel Henry Capehart, 1st Sergeant Francis M. Cunningham, Commissary Sergeant William Houlton, Chief Bugler Charles Schorn, Corporal Emisire Shahan, Sergeant Levi Shoemaker, and Private Daniel A. Woods).
Was 1 of 2 men who succeeded in getting through the enemy's lines with dispatches to Gen. Grant
BURIAL LOCATION: =ALLEGHENY CEMETERY, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA.
Section 23, Lot 62
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