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Arthur A. Williams (February 27, 1843 - June 2, 1909) served as a corporal in Company F, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Arthur Williams was born February 27, 1843 in Carter County, Tennessee to Alfred and Rebecca (Berry) Williams. He married Sarah Jane Buckles (1845-1926) with whom he had ten children.[1]

Civil War service

Williams 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 was appointed corporal on September 26, 1864. His father, Alfred Williams, also served in Company F as a 2nd lieutenant.

He is described as 20 years old, 5' 11" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Williams is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived.

Williams mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, was owed $4.31 from the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Williams applied for an invalid's pension on September 6, 1886. He died June 2, 1909 in Watauga Valley, Tennessee and is buried at Buckles Cemetery in Elizabethton. His wife applied for a widow's pension on June 26, 1909.


  1. 1900 U.S. Census, 9th District, Carter County, Tennessee.

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