One of the 19 of 24 men (including two civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Accredited to: Gilead, Wood County, Ohio
Awarded Posthumously: No
Presentation Date & Details: March 25, 1863 Washington, D.C.; presented by Sec. of War Edward M. Stanton
Born: 1828, Salem, Essex County, MA, United States
Died: July 20, 1871, Auburn, NY, United States
Buried: Soule Cemetery (Prison Section) (MH), Auburn, NY, United States