b. 04/07/1843 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. d. 02/08/1909 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/05/1864 Wilderness, Virginia.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Sergeant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Corporal in Company C, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry for action on May 6, 1864 during the Wilderness Campaign, Virginia.
This soldier, with one companion, would not retire when his regiment fell back in confusion after an unsuccessful charge, but instead advanced and continued firing upon the enemy until the regiment re-formed and regained its position.
BURIAL LOCATION: SCHUYLKILL HAVEN UNION CEMETERY, PENNSYLVANIA.
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