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Adolphus Lunsden

Adolphus A. Lunsden (born abt. 1847  - November 26, 1864) served as a private in Company E, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Adolphus Lunsden was born about 1847 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.[1]

Civil War service

Lunsden enlisted as a private in Company E on February 20, 1864 in Nashville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in May 3, 1864 at Nashville.

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 7" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Lunsden died November 26, 1864 in Asylum General Hospital at Knoxville, Tennessee from erysipelas resulting from a gunshot wound received on November 12, 1864 at the Battle of Bull's Gap. His personal effects consisted of one great coat, one pair trousers, two pairs cotton drawers, one flannel shirt, one pair boots, one pair socks, one oil blanket, one haversack, and $32. He is listed as present for duty from enlistment to his death.

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville, it was noted that he had last been paid to August 31, 1864, had received clothing in the amount of $55.45, and had received a bounty of $60.

Lunsden is buried in Knoxville National Cemetery.

Notes

  1. No other personal information about him has been located.
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