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Ancil C. Carden (April 28, 1843 - September 10, 1930) served as a private in Company A, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Ancil Carden, ca. 1910.

Personal life

Ancil Carden was born April 28, 1843 in Orange County, North Carolina to Presley and Glatha (Brown) Carden. He married first Sara Jane Oliver (1838-1882) with whom he had two children.[1] He married second Nancy Blevins (1866-1928) with whom he had two children.[2]

Civil War service

Carden enlisted as a private in Company A on September 22, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

He is described as 21 years old, 5' 8 3/4" tall, fair complexion, yellow eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

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

Carden mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $14.50 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Carden applied for an invalid's pension on April 17, 1884. He died September 10, 1930 of chronic Bright's disease in Hampton, Tennessee and is buried at Hall Cemetery in Braemar, Tennessee.


  1. 1880 U.S. Census, 9th Civil District, Carter County, Tennessee.
  2. 1900 U.S. Census, Eleventh District, Allentown, Carter County, Tennessee.

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