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George Bogus (b. abt 1846) served as an under cook in Company D, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry. He is one of twenty-three black men known to have served with the regiment, all of whom served as company cooks.

Personal life

No record of where Bogus was born has been located.

Civil War service

George Bogus enlisted in Company D on February 14, in Nashville, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in on April 11, 1864.[1]

At enlistment he was 18 years old; no physical description has been located.

According to the muster rolls he was present every month until he deserted. The records state: "Deserted from camp near Knoxville, Tenn. Decr 5th / 64. No discharge furnished on muster out of organization."

At the muster out of the regiment he was last paid on June 30, 1864 and owed $29.60 to the government for his clothing.

Later life

No post-war record for Bogus has been found. His grave has also not been located.


  1. His surname also appears in regimental records "Bagas", "Boggos", and "Bogers".