Enlisted as a Private on 12 August 1862 at the age of 22; Enrolled in Company B, 96th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 19 August 1862; Absent sick on 11 November 1862 at Nicholasville, KY; Returned on 07 February 1863; Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on 01 April 1863; Wounded on 03 November 1863 at Grand Coteau, LA (Wounded in hand); Mustered out Company B, 96th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 24 November 1864 in White River, AR. [Source: Ohio. The General Assembly; The Roster Commission. Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio. 11 vols. Cincinnati: Wilstach, Baldwin, 1886]. Battles during the time of his enlistment included: Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Vicksburg, Jackson, Grand Coteau, Sabine Cross Roads, Cane River, Fort Gaines, Fort Morgan.
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