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Daniel Head

Daniel S. Head (abt 1823 - April 21, 1864) served as a private in Company D, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Daniel Head was born about 1823 to Joseph and Mary Polly (Dial) Head in Surry County, North Carolina. He married Mary Miller (1833-1913) with whom he had at least five children.

Civil War service

Head enlisted September 24, 1863 at Greeneville, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. At enlistment, Head gave his age as 40.[1]

He was captured November 25, 1863 in Knox County, Kentucky while on the march to Camp Nelson, Kentucky.[2] Head was held as a prisoner of war in Richmond, Virginia until January 1, 1864, then sent to Americus, Georgia on March 10, 1864 where he entered Andersonville Prison.

Head died April 21, 1864 at Andersonville Prison due to diarrhea. His wife applied for a widow's pension on May 23, 1866.

Notes

  1. The 1860 U.S. Census confirms his year of birth and state of birth. He was living in Johnson County, Tennessee and was by occupation a farm laborer.
  2. See Storie, p. 48.
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