b. 26/11/1842 Hessen, Germany d. 29/03/1933 Trenton, Missouri.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the Union Army Supply Corps. On May 3, 1863, he volunteered to be a part of a group to take barges of supplies for the troops in the field up the river past Vicksburg, Mississippi. Under cover of darkness and through Confederate batteries, he risked his life in order to re-supply the embattled troops. For extreme bravery under fire, he was awarded the Medal of Honor with nine others in the unit.
Was one of a party which volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and 2 barges loaded with subsistence stores.
BURIAL LOCATION: MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY, TRENTON, MISSOURI.
2, Lot 78
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