A soldier in the Civil War, enlisting Sept. 30, 1861 in Company F, 17th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, serving two years and eight months (Severance, B. Frank. Genealogy and biography of the descendants of Walter Stewart of Scotland and of John Stewart who came to America in 1718 and settled in Londonderry, N.H. Greenfield, Mass. : T. Morey & Son, 1905, pg. 139).