Enlisted 08 April 1862 in Granada, MS as a Private into Capt. Franklin P. Pleasant's Co. H, 30th Reg't, Mississippi Volunteers at the age 27 years old. Appointed 3rd Corporal on 01 February 1863. Promoted from 3rd Corporal to 4th Sergeant on 01 March 1863.
Fought with the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, with Gen. Hood in Tennessee and saw action in North Carolina.