Civil War Union Soldier. He was mustered in as a Private in Company K, 3rd New Jersey Militia on April 27, 1861. He served with his unit first in the defenses of Washington, DC, then in the July 1861 First Bull Run Campaign, where it was held in reserve. He was honorably mustered out on July 31, 1861. He then enlisted in the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry, being mustered in as a Corporal in Company H on September 12, 1861. Reduced to Private on September 20, 1862, he won back his Corporal's stripes on November 1, 1863. Re-enlisting on January 1, 1864, he served through the conclusion of the conflict, and was honorably discharged at Trenton, New Jersey on July 29, 1865.