Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas (NARA) Wiiliam N. Meeks at the age of 21 joined for duty and enrolled on March 21, 1862,as a private in Captain G. R. Freeman's Company - Regiment Texas Lancers*. He was mustered in on April 24, 1862 at Bell County for 3 years or war. On Sept/Oct 1863 roll it notes he is absent on detail with Pratt's Battery as of October 12, 1863. No further record this source.
* This company subsequently became company "D" 21st Texas Cavalry.