Enlisted at Mossy Creek, Jefferson County in Co F, 61st TN Infantry on October 2, 1862. Captured at Siege of Vicksburg in 1863 and sent to parole camp. After parole, served in East TN and Southwest VA with Vaughn’s Brigade. Captured in Dandridge, TN by 4th TN Infantry (Union) on January 18, 1865. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio and released on June 13, 1865.