Served on receiving ship CSS Indian Chief in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Also on the ironclad CSS Chicora and Huntress in the Charleston Squadron in 1862. Posted abroad in '63 and'64. Became 1st lieutenant on January 6, 1864. Back on the CSS Chicora and later commanded a battery in Charleston Harbor in '64.
Promoted to 1st lieutenant Provisional Navy June 2, 1864.
Assigned to Battery Wood on the James River in October 1864.