Pvt. Waters was captured June 11, 1864 during the Battle at Trevillian Station, Va. He was sent to Fortress Monroe, Va. on June 20th and on the 25th of July was transferred to Elmira Prison, N.Y. He was transferred for exchange October 11, 1864. The actual exchange took place on October 29th.
At the end of the war, he was paroled at Augusta on May 19, 1865.