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Isaac Parsons (July 7, 1830 - abt 1919) served as a corporal in Company E, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Isaac Parsons was born July 7, 1830 in Ashe County, North Carolina to William Hardin and Cynthia (Greer) Parsons. He married Louisa Dixon (1833-1890) with whom he had at least twelve children.

Civil War service

Parsons enlisted as a private in Company E on September 24, 1863 in Greeneville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on October 28, 1863.

He is described as 33 years old, 6' tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Parsons is listed as present for duty until June 29, 1864 when he deserted at Gallatin, Tennessee.

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 it was noted in his records that he had last been paid to April 30, 1864, owed $6.12 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was dishonorably discharged.

Post-war life

Parsons applied for an invalid's pension on May 15, 1904, February 6, 1907, and May 15, 1909; all were rejected due to his dishonorable discharge.

He died about 1919 in Grethel, Kentucky and is buried there at Isaac Parsons Family Cemetery.

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