In early life he was a hatter by trade, later a shoe cutter. When the Great Rebellion broke out he enlisted in N.H. 1st Regt.; served three months; re-enlisted and served three years, and was discharged at the close of the war. He then engaged in the restaurant business and has now (1905) retired and resides in Haverill (New Hampshire?) (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. 163).
39th Mass. Infantry, Company L (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/index.php)