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Elkanah Wallace (1834 - 1921) served as a private in Company I, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Elkanah Wallace was born in 1834 in Johnson County, Tennessee to Drewey and Elizabeth (Snyder) Wallace. He married Elizabeth Arnold (1841-1921) with whom he had seven children.[1]

Civil War service

Wallace enlisted as a private in Company I on September 22, 1863 in Taylorsville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in April 13, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee.[2]

He is described as 26 years old, 5' 9" tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair, and by occupation a farmer.

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

Wallace mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $47.68 to the government for clothing in kind or money advanced, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Wallace applied for an invalid's pension on June 23, 1878. He died in 1921 in Johnson County, Tennessee and is buried at Wilson Cemetery in Mountain City, Tennessee.


  1. 1910 U.S. Census, 7th Civil District, Johnson County, Tennessee. This record states that they only had seven children; family genealogies indicate that as many as 13 children were born to them.
  2. He could sign his name and did so by spelling his surname "Wallis". He used this spelling as late as 1878, but he and his family adopted the "Wallace" spelling.

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