Residence was not listed; Enlisted as a Private (date unknown). On 5/18/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. TN 16th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given)
He was elected 1st Corporal 5/8/1862 and reduced to ranks 11/30/62 by order of Lt. Col. Donnell. Missing 12/31/62 at Murfreesboro. He was captured at Murfreesboro and sent to Camp Douglas, Ill. Paroled at City Point, Va. 4/6/63. He reported back to duty prior to 4/63 muster. Sent to hospital in 1/1864. Signed Oath of Allegiance 1/17/1865 states he deserted on 12/18/1864. He is mentioned in Col. Savage's after action report as carrying Lt. R.B. Anderson from the field and being captured with him and Pvt. Thompson. Possibly the Caney Adcock mentioned in Thompson memoir. He was with J.R. Thompson in Camp Douglas running a ring and breast pin shop. Pension #6304. Applied for pension on 6/28/1906. Born in Dekalb Co. 1839. He got measles at Camp Trousdale and went home for 60 days. He was hurt by jumping from a moving train injuring his hip. Says he was captured on the retreat from Battle of Nashville. States he did not take the Oath. Jesse Redman and David Pitman vouched for his application. L.G. Bing also vouched. He was left sick on the north side of the Duck River.