was a First Sergeant
in the Union Army
and a Medal of Honor
recipient for his actions in the American Civil War
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company D, 4th East Tennessee Infantry. Place and date: At Minville, Tenn., October 3, 1863. Entered service at: Tennessee. Born: 1841, Hawkins County, Tenn. Date of issue: June 11, 1895.
- Went to the aid of a wounded comrade between the lines and carried him to a place of safety.