This African American soldier in the Union Army earned the prestigious Medal of Honor for his service during the 1865 Second Battle of Fort Fisher, near Wilmington, North Carolina.
He joined the military in 1864 as a member of the 142nd New York Infantry unit.
He was laid to rest in the Green Hill Cemetery in Amsterdam, New York.
He was born in Mexico City, but he later lived and worked on a Schenectady, New York farm.
Nearly fifty years after his actions at the Second Battle of Fort Fisher, he was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Woodrow Wilson.