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Alexander Arnold (September 1843 - January 16, 1937) served as a private in Company F, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Alexander Arnold, ca. 1920.

Personal life

Alexander Arnold was born in September 1843 in Johnson County, Tennessee to Daniel and Susannah (Snider) Arnold. He married Nancy Stout (1844-1922) with whom he had ten children.[1]

Civil War service

Arnold enlisted as a private in Company F on September 22, 1863 in Washington County, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in November 8, 1863 in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

At enlistment he gave his age as 21 years old.[2]

He is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service.

Arnold mustered out with regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $41.36 to the government for clothing, had received a bounty of $25, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Arnold applied for an invalid's pension on December 12, 1882. He died January 16, 1937 in Neva, Tennessee and is buried at Mack Arnold Cemetery in Neva, Tennessee. Arnold was one of the very last surviving members of the regiment at the time of his death.


  1. Nancy and Alexander reported that they had 10 children in their 32 years of marriage, 8 of whom were living (See 1900 U.S. Census, Civil District No. 4, Johnson County, Tennessee, p. 245.)
  2. His headstone (a modern replacement) has his year of birth as 1839. The only document to give this date is his death certificate and his cause of death is senility. All U.S. Census records, as well as his enlistment records, give his year of birth as 1842-1845. The birth date of September 1843 is taken from the 1900 U.S. Census.

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