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Isaac Reese Carriger (March 30, 1848 - April 19, 1924) served as a corporal in Company F, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Isaac Carriger was born March 30, 1848 in Carter County, Tennessee to Tennessee Lovelace and Margaret (Wagner) Carriger. He married first Martha O'Dell (1850-1893) with whom he had ten children.[1] He married second Serena Virginia Lyons (1867-bef. 1921) with whom he had at least three children.[2] He married third Nannie Kite (1866-1928); they had no children.[3]

Civil War service

Carriger enlisted as a private in Company F on September 21, 1863 in Elizabethton, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on July 1, 1865.

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 6 1/2" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Carriger is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived.

Carriger mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $21.17 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Carriger applied for an invalid's pension on August 28, 1883. He died April 19, 1924 in Bluff City, Tennessee and is buried at Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Bluff City. Alfred T. Hart applied for a minor's pension on September 9, 1924.[4]


  1. 1880 U.S. Census, 9th Civil District, Carter County, Tennessee.
  2. 1920 U.S. Census, 16th Civil District, Sullivan County, Tennessee.
  3. Tennessee Marriage Records, Carter County, September 1917-March 1924, February 21, 1921.
  4. He was likely a child by his third wife, whom he may have adopted; additional research is necessary.

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