Born in Lenoir County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lenoir County at age 31, April 22, 1861. Wounded in the neck and right shoulder at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Captured at Farmville, Virginia, April 6, 1865. Confined at Newport News, Virginia, until released on June 27, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.