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David E. Bishop (abt 1848 - November 12, 1864) served as a private in Company G, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

David Bishop was born about 1848 in Carter County, Tennessee to James Carter and Sarah (Hendrix) Bishop.[1]

Civil War service

Bishop enlisted as a private in Company G on September 24, 1863 in Carter County for a period of three years. He mustered in October 26, 1864 in New Market, Tennessee.

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 6" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

He was killed in action November 12, 1864 at Bull's Gap, Tennessee by being "shot through the breast". Bishop's service records are missing from the regimental papers.

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville, it was noted that he had never been paid and that he had received clothing in the amount of $30.89 since enlistment.[2]

Bishop is buried at Knoxville National Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee.


  1. The 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census records are in agreement that he was born about 1848, so he very likely lied about his age to join the regiment.
  2. No application for his pension has been found.

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