Medal of Honor Action Place: South Mountain, Maryland, USA
Singlehandedly and slightly wounded he accosted a squad of 14 Confederate soldiers bearing the colors of the 16th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.). By an imaginary ruse he secured their surrender and kept them at bay when the regimental commander discovered him and rode away for assistance.
Accredited to: Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York
Awarded Posthumously: No
Presentation Date & Details: September 11, 1890
Born: May 5, 1843, Ireland
Died: August 31, 1913, St. Paul, MN, United States
Buried: Oakland Cemetery (46-34), St. Paul, MN, United States