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George Washington Little (January 22, 1842 - August 2, 1900) served as a 1st sergeant in Company H, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

George Little was born January 22, 1842 in Carter County, Tennessee to Henry and Matilda (Mottern) Little. He married Charlotte Ann Lacy (1845-1898) with whom he had at least six children.

Civil War service

Little enlisted as a private in Company H on September 24, 1863 in Carter County for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed 1st corporal October 20, 1863 by order of Colonel Miller. Little was appointed commissary sergeant February 27, 1864 and promoted to 1st sergeant June 22, 1865.

He is described as 21 years old, 5' 8" tall, dark complexion, black eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Little is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service.

Little mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $4.62 to the government for clothing, had received a bounty of $25, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

He applied for an invalid's pension on April 17, 1883. His son James applied for a minor's pension on October 4, 1900.

Little died August 2, 1900 in Carter County and is buried at Will Mottern Cemetery in Carter County.

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