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David Williams (abt 1843 - July 2, 1865) served as a corporal in Company F, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

David Williams was born about 1843 in Carter County, Tennessee. He was never married.

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 January 3, 1864 at Camp Nelson, Kentucky.[1] He was appointed corporal on December 31, 1863.

He is described as 20 years old, 5' 10" tall, fair complexion, black eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Williams is listed as present for duty until April 25, 1865 when he was admitted to Asylum General Hospital. On May 30, 1865 Williams was transferred to Brownlow General Hospital and was discharged from there on June 21, 1865 on orders received via telegram from the War Department. Before he could travel, Williams died there on July 2, 1865.

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville, it was noted that he had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $43.30 to the government for clothing in kind or money advanced, and had been paid a $25 bounty.

Williams is buried at Knoxville National Cemetery.


  1. An alternate date of his enlistment is given as December 16, 1863 at Camp Nelson.

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