b. 20/10/1844 Springport, New York. d. 03/09/1916 Bath, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/04/1865 Five Forks, Virginia.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Brevet Captain in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a First Lieutenant in Company B, 19th New York Cavalry (1st New York Dragoons) for action on April 1, 1865 at Five Forks, Virginia.
While advancing in front of his company and alone, he found himself surrounded by the enemy. He accosted a nearby enemy flag-bearer demanding the surrender of the group. His effective firing of one shot so demoralized the unit that it surrendered with flag.
BURIAL LOCATION: NONDAGA CEMETERY, BATH, NEW YORK.
Section F, Lot 47
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