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Alexander H. Poore (abt 1848 - aft May 2, 1910) served as a private in Company F, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Alexander Poore was born about 1848 in Carter County, Tennessee to Robert and Elizabeth (Sizemore) Poore.[1] He married Ann Eliza France (1847-1900) with whom he had at least ten children.[2]

Civil War service

Poore enlisted as a private in Company F on September 21, 1863 in Elizabethton, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 6" tall, fair complexion, black eyes, red hair, and by occupation a farmer.[3]

Poore is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service until September 25, 1864 when he is listed as a deserter. Poore returned to the regiment at Knoxville, Tennessee on January 15, 1865 and was restored to duty the following day. He fulfilled the remainder of his service without incidence.

Poore mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to June 30, 1864, owed $60.98 to the government for clothing, and had been paid a $25 bounty. The charge of desertion was removed and changed to absent without leave per Special Order Number 70, Headquarters, Army of the Tennessee.

Post-war life

Poore applied for an invalid's pension on August 18, 1890. He died after May 2, 1910, probably in Roane County, Tennessee; where he is buried has not been found.[4]


  1. His surname is found in records spelled "Poor" through 1870. Thereafter it is spelled "Poore" and continued with that spelling by his descendants.
  2. 1880 U.S. Census, 6th Civil District, Loudon County, Tennessee. 1900 U.S. Census, 12th Civil District, Roane County, Tennessee.
  3. He lied about his age as the 1850 U.S. Census gives his age as 2 and subsequent census records support 1848 as his year of birth.
  4. 1910 U.S. Census, 5th Civil District, Roane County, Tennessee, May 2, 1910.