He was not in a company, but served as the regimental adjutant and as such is listed with the Field and Staff of the regiment. He was appointed by the War Department Sept. 4, 1862, although records indicate that he enlisted in May. It is possible then that he served as a private before his appointment, but that is not clear in the records. He is usually only listed as adjutant, but some cards list him as a 1st Lieut. and later Capt. There is no indication of a date of promotion. He was captured Feb. 19, 1864, at Bolivar, Tenn., received by the Provost Marshal of Memphis on Feb. 23, transferred to Camp Chase, Ohio, received there on Feb. 28, sent from Camp Chase on Mar. 25, to Fort Delaware, received there on Mar. 27. He signed the Oath of Allegiance and was released from Fort Delaware, June 16, 1865. He was described as a resident of Carroll County, Tennessee, Complexion - Dark, Hair - Auburn, Eyes - Blue, Height - 5 ft 10 inches.