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George Stafford

George Stafford (born abt 1849) served as a corporal in Company M, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

George Stafford was born about 1849 in Cocke County, Tennessee to Thomas J. and Delilah (Ramsey) Stafford.

Civil War service

Stafford enlisted as a private in Company M on February 2, 1864 in Newport, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in May 15, 1864 at Gallatin, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal July 8, 1864.

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 7" tall, fair complexion, black eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.[1]

Stafford is listed as present for duty until May 16, 1864 when he was left sick at a hospital in Gallatin; when he returned to the regiment was not recorded. On August 7, 1864 Stafford was admitted to Asylum General Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee; again, when he returned to the regiment was not recorded.

Stafford mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $101.04 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $60 bounty, and was owed a $240 bounty.

Post-war life

No records of Stafford after 1865 have been found. When and where he died, nor the location of his grave, has not been found.

Notes

  1. He lied about his age per both the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Censuses. See 1850 U.S. Census, District No. 11, Cocke County, Tennessee.
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