Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
On board the U.S.S. Philadelphia during the sham attack on Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md., 17 September 1892. Displaying extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on this occasion, Eilers remained at his post in the magazine and stamped out the burning particles of a prematurely exploded cartridge which had blown down the chute.
Accredited to: New Jersey
Awarded Posthumously: No
Born: August 11, 1870, Newark, Essex County, NJ, United States
Died: June 30, 1901
Buried: Cypress Hills Cemetery (Private) (section 6, lot 202B), Brooklyn, NY, United States