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George W. Younce (about 1848 - April 1, 1865) served as a private in Company G, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

George Younce was born about 1848 in Wilkes County, North Carolina to Isaac and Elizabeth Charlotte (Presley) Younce.[1]

Civil War service

Younce enlisted as a private in Company G on November 1, 1864 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years; he was never mustered in.

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 6" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

No muster roll records for Younce have survived.[2] When he was left sick in U.S. General Hospital at Knoxville, Tennessee was not recorded. He died there on April 1, 1865 due to diarrhea. His personal effects consisted of one hat, one great coat, and one pair boots. His death record indicates that he had received $56.18 in clothing since enlistment and was last paid to December 31, 1863.

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville it was noted that he had never been paid and had never received any bounty.

Younce is buried at Knoxville National Cemetery with a headstone that misspells his surname as "Jonce". His mother applied for a dependent's pension.[3]

Notes

  1. 1860 U.S. Census, District No. 5, Johnson County, Tennessee.
  2. One did not have to have been mustered in to appear on muster roll records.
  3. The date is unreadable due to a poor microfilm record.

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