b. 1847 Wheeling, West Virginia. d. 10/08/1894 Wheeling, West Virginia.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/04/1865 Sailors Creek, Virginia.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Private in Company K, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Sailors Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865. His Medal was awarded to him on May 3, 1865. 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, Private Archibald Rowand, Chief Bugler Charles Schorn, Corporal Emisire Shahan, and Sergeant Levi Shoemaker.
Capture of flag of 18th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.).
BURIAL LOCATION: GREENWOOD CEMETERY, WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA.
Section T, Lot 154
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