Resided in Chowan County, N.C., where he enlisted at age 23, April 29, 1861.
Previously served as 1st Lieutienant of Company M, 1st regiment N.C. Infantry (6 months, 1861) Appointed Adjutant (1st Lieutenant) of this Regiment on July 11,1862, to rank from June 6, 1862. Appointed Surgeon of 26th Regiment N.C. Troops on October 14, 1862, to rank from August 28, 1862 and transferred to F&S, 52nd Regiment N.C. Troop
Paroled on or after 9 April, 1865 at Appomatox Court House, VA.