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Aaron Buchanan (February 11, 1824 - December 21, 1889) served as a corporal in Company C, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Aaron Buchanan was born February 11, 1824 in Mitchell County, North Carolina to William Greenberry and Mary (Burleson) Buchanan. He married Minerva Burleson (1821-1888) with whom he had at least nine children.[1]

Civil War service

Buchanan enlisted as a private in Company C on September 24, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in November 2, 1863 at Knoxville, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on March 15, 1864.

He is described as 42 years old, 5' 10" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, black hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Buchanan is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived. He served detached duty October 24, 1864 through February 20, 1865 recruiting men for the regiment in Mitchell County, North Carolina.

Buchanan mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to June 20, 1864, owed $16.29 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Buchanan applied for an invalid's pension on May 24, 1867. He died December 21, 1889 in Mitchell County, North Carolina and is buried at Cane Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Hawk, North Carolina.


  1. 1860 U.S. Census, Yancey County, North Carolina.

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