He was conscripted at some point prior to Oct. 1, 1862.It is likely that he was at a camp of instruction for a time. Records of the 46th indicate the he was enlisted in that unit on the above date "from Depot". I take that to mean that after training at the camp of instruction he (and probably others) was transported by rail to the location of the 46th. He is shown as present on all rolls up to the end of August 1864. Rolls of the company through the end of the year show him "Absent - sent sick to Division hospital Aug 30/64." There are two cards documenting his time in the hospital.One states that on Sept. 1, he was admitted to General Hospital Camp Winder, Richmond, VA, and the other that he was admitted to an unnamed C.S.A. hospital in Richmond on Sept. 2, with accute rheumatism. He was furloughed from the hospital on Oct. 28, for 30 days. An undated card indicates that he was listed on a "Roll of Honor." He was captured at Petersburg on Apr. 2, 1865, arrived at Point Lookout from City Point, VA on Apr. 4, and was released after signing the oath of alliegence on Jun. 28. He was described on the release documents as having light complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, and standing 5' 10 1/2" tall. If he drew a pension it would be available from the state where he resided. Former Confederate states award pensions to veterans residing in their state regardless of the state from which they served.