Private Jeremiah Weatherford was mustered into Confederate service on April 25th, 1862 when he was enlisted as a Private in Captain Smith’s Company (Key West Avengers), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Major R. B. Thomas at Tampa, Florida for a period of 3 years or the war.
He was reported present on all rolls until June 5th, 1863 when he was reported sick in the hospital at Knoxville, Tennessee. In the next muster report dated July 13th through October 31st, 1863, he was reported absent without leave beginning on September 24th, 1863.
On the roll for November and December 1863, his status is changed from absent without leave to deserter. There is no further mention of him from this date.