James Alvin Dugger (January 22, 1847 - October 20, 1917) served as a corporal in Company A, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.
James Dugger was born January 22, 1847 Carter County, Tennessee to Benjamin Tarlton and Lucinda (Bradley) Dugger. He married first Margaret Ann Stover (1849-1897) with whom he had seven children. He married second Mary Ellen Payton (1869-1895) with whom he had three children. He married third Mattie Green (1867-1939); they had no children.
Dugger enlisted as a private in Company A on September 22, 1863 in Carter County for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on July 25, 1864 by order of Lieutenant Colonel Ingerton.
He is described as 18 years old, 5' 4 1/2" tall, light complexion, yellow eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.
Dugger is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived.
Dugger mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $21.28 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.
Dugger moved to Indiana about 1865. He applied for an invalid's pension on April 15, 1890. Dugger died October 20, 1917 in Clinton, Indiana and is buried at Helts Prairie Cemetery in Hillsdale, Indiana. His wife, Mattie, applied for a widow's pension on November 30, 1917.
- 1880 U.S. Census, Helt Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.
- 1900 U.S. Census, Clinton, Vermillion County, Indiana.