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James Henry Hoss (February 28, 1845 - May 28, 1911) served as a private in Company C, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

James Hoss was born February 28, 1845 in Carter County, Tennessee to William Douglas and Dorcas (Huges) Hass.[1] He married Nancy Jane Perry (1846-1925) with whom he had eight children.[2]

Civil War service

Hoss enlisted as a private in Company C on January 14, 1864 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 26, 1864 at New Market, Tennessee.

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 10" tall, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, and by occupation a farmer.

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

Hoss mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had never been paid, owed $52.34 to the government for clothing, and was owed a $300 bounty.

Post-war life

Hoss applied for an invalid's pension on May 22, 1875. He died May 28, 1911 in Shell Creek, Tennessee and is buried at Perry Cemetery in Roan Mountain, Tennessee. His wife applied for a widow's pension on June 26, 1911.


  1. His father retained the "Hass" spelling of his surname until his death.
  2. 1880 U.S. Census, 16th Civil District, Carter County, Tennessee.

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