Private, U.S. Army, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Awarded for action at Sappa Creek, Kans.
April 23, 1875
With 5 other men he waded in mud and water up the creek to a position directly behind an entrenched Cheyenne position, who were using natural bank pits to good advantage against the main column. This surprise attack from the enemy rear broke their resistance.