b. 13/05/1840 Raubsville, Pennsylvania. d. 21/05/1906 Washington DC.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/02/1865 Hatchers Run, Virginia.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as Assistant Surgeon of the 210th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Hatchers Run, Virginia on February 5, 1865. He had be initially stationed in a Federal field hospital well away from the fighting, but when he learned his regiment was entering the battle without a surgeon, he obtained permission to advance with them. While attending wounded soldiers under fire, he observed the Rebel movements that threatened the flank and, while still under severe fire, found division commander General Romeyn B. Ayres, who was able to change the direction of the nearest Union brigade in time to save his flank. His Medal was issued on April 20, 1896.
Discovering a flank movement by the enemy, appraised the commanding general at great peril, and though a noncombatant voluntarily participated with the troops in repelling this attack
BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.
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