Corporal in the "Catawba Rifles" on April 27, 1861. He served in Company A, 12th N.C.
Miles Osborne Sherrill
Troops (2nd Regiment N.C. Volunteers) At the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on
May 10, 1864 he was severly wounded and captured. His right leg was amputated and
he was confined at various Federal hospitals until being transfered to the prison at
Elmira. In December of 1864 he was paroled, and was exchanged in February of 1865.