A local resident, he enlisted in
Ferrell's Battery, Company C, 14th Georgia Artillery. He served in several
battles in the south, among them are Brices Crossroads, Tupelo, Selma, and West
Point. His brother was killed in the battle in West Point.
He was taken prisoner, and tradition has it that he begged the Yankee troops to
allow him to bury his brother. Their reply was that his brother with be
buried with the other Rebel soldiers.
He married Georgia Ann Sharman. He died in 1925.