13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry USA Wiki

Clayton Reeves McInturff (September 26, 1835 - March 17, 1916) served as a corporal in Company B, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Clayton McInturff was born September 26, 1835 in Yancey County, North Carolina to John and Mary (Carter) McInturff.[1] He married Eliza Jane McCurry (1836-1902) with whom he had six children.[2]

Civil War service

McInturff enlisted as a private in Company L on January 6, 1864 in Knoxville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was transferred to Company B on April 12, 1864 by order of Colonel Miller. McInturff was promoted to corporal on April 23, 1864.

He is described as 24 years old, 6' 1" tall, florid complexion, dark eyes, brown hair, and by occupation a blacksmith.[3]

McInturff is listed as present for duty until July 29, 1864 when he was left sick General Hospital No. 1 at Gallatin, Tennessee. He was transferred to Asylum General Hospital in Knoxville on an unrecorded date and discharged from there on January 27, 1865.

McInturff mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $5.08 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $275 bounty.

Post-war life

McInturff applied for an invalid's pension on October 15, 1866. He died March 17, 1916 in Price Creek, North Carolina and is buried at Academy Cemetery in Burnsville, North Carolina.


  1. He stated upon enlistment that he was born in Yancey County, North Carolina. His death certificate states that he was born in Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee. Census records support that he was likely born in Washington County, Tennessee.
  2. 1900 U.S. Census, Price Creek Township, Yancey County, North Carolina.
  3. Census records confirm that he lied about his age.

External links

Find A Grave memorial