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Henry Grogan (abt 1836 - November 2, 1886) served as a private in Company I, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Henry Grogan was born about 1836 in Pickens County, South Carolina to Henry and Mary (Rice) Grogan. He married Hannah Younce (1838-1909) with whom he had three children.[1]

Civil War service

Grogan first enlisted as a private in Company M, 58th North Carolina Infantry on September 26, 1862 in Boone, North Carolina. He deserted on or about January 13, 1863. Changing his allegiance, Grogan enlisted Company I, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry on September 22, 1863 in Washington County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in January 3, 1864 at Camp Nelson, Kentucky.

He is described as 22 years old, 5' 7" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.[2]

Grogan is listed as present for duty until August 1, 1864 when he was left sick in a Gallatin, Tennessee hospital. He was moved to a Knoxville hospital on August 30, 1864 where he apparently remained until discharged.

Grogan was discharged due to disability on June 8, 1865 at Knoxville, Tennessee per instructions received from the War Department dated May 3, 1865. At the time he had last been paid to June 30, 1864, owed $68.82 to the government for clothing in kind or money advanced, and had been paid a $25 bounty. On January 17, 1865, the commanding officer of the Exchange Camp at Knoxville reported that Grogan had drawn the following items while he was being held there: one blanket ($3.60), one sack coat ($3.25), one pair cavalry trousers ($4.15), two shirts ($3.14), two pair drawers ($2.00), one pair infantry boots ($1.86), two pair stockings ($0.70), one cavalry great coat ($10.55), one poncho ($3.10), one haversack ($0.40), and one canteen ($0.45).[3]

Post-war life

Grogan applied for an invalid's pension on May 8, 1871. He died November 2, 1886 in Watauga County, North Carolina and is buried there at Zionville Baptist Church Cemetery. His wife applied for a widow's pension on December 20, 1886.


  1. 1900 U.S. Census, Beech Mountain Township, Watauga County, North Carolina.
  2. His age is take from the company descriptive book, but 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census records support 1836 as his year of birth.
  3. Why he was kept at a prisoner exchange camp does not make sense.

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