b. 04/03/1842 Lenaweee County, Michigan. d. 30/03/1917 Palmyra, Michigan.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He was a farmer who enlisted in the Union Army at Adrian, Michigan. Mustered from Camp Denison, Ohio, July 20, 1861 and served as a Corporal in Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry. On May 3, 1863 at the battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi, he was one of a volunteer party that attempted to run the Confederate batteries with a steam tug and 2 barges loaded with ammunition stores. He was captured by the enemy that same day and paroled at City Point, Virginia on May 23, 1863.
Was one of a party that volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and 2 barges loaded with subsistence stores.
BURIAL LOCATION: PALMYRA VILLAGE CEMETERY, PALMYRA, MICHIGAN.
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