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Andrew G. Shoun (December 4, 1832 - January 21, 1889) served as 1st sergeant in Company L, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Andrew Shoun was born December 4, 1832 in Johnson County, Tennessee to Joseph and Mary (Willis) Shoun. He married first Saraphina Wagner (1835-1879).[1] He married second Lavinia Dillon (1850-1930) with whom he had no children.

Civil War service

Shoun enlisted as a private in Company M on January 20, 1864 in Gallatin, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in May 16, 1865 at Gallatin. He was transferred to Company L on May 16, 1864 by order of Colonel Miller.[2] Shoun was promoted quartermaster sergeant in May 1864, to sergeant in July 1864, and last to 1st sergeant on June 10, 1864.

He is described as 32 years old, 5' 10" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Shoun is listed as present for duty for which muster roll records have survived. He was absent with leave from October 1, 1864 to an unrecorded date in December 1864 and served detached duty in January 1865.

Shoun mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to June 30, 1864, owed $9.37 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $60 bounty, and was owed a $240 bounty.

Post-war life

Shoun died January 21, 1889 in Johnson County and is buried at Wilson Cemetery in Mountain City, Tennessee.


  1. It is possible that some children were born, but no records of them have been found.
  2. One record states that he was transferred on June 1, 1864 per Regimental Order No. 8.

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