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Military, : Military: 1824: Became a midshipman, USN. In 1825 was aboard USS Brandywine when it conveyed Gen. Lafayette back to France. By 1855 was a Commander having served sea duty over the entire globe, ordinance duty, and naval yard adminisration. When Virginia seceeded he resigned his USN commission & supervised works on Va. rivers, then accepted commission in CSN, as Commander, later Capt. 1 Mar 1864: Accepted CSA commisssion as Brig.Gen. Captured Aug 1864, he was held prisinor until 24 July 1865.