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James Dudley White (February 2, 1843 - March 8, 1923) served as a private in Company M, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

James White was born February 2, 1843 in Washington County, Tennessee to Abner and Veressa (Waggoner) White.[1] He married Margaret Monday (b. abt 1840) with whom he had at least seven children.

Civil War service

White enlisted as a private in Company M on February 2, 1864 in Jonesborough, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in May 15, 1864 at Gallatin, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal December 20, 1864 and reduced to the ranks February 2, 1865 by order of Colonel Miller.

He is described as 21 years old, 5' 5" tall, fair complexion, black eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

White is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service.

White mustered out with regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $53.96 to the government for clothing, had received a bounty of $60, and was owed a $240 bounty.

Post-war life

White applied for an invalid's pension on January 26, 1882.

He died March 8, 1923 in Johnson City, Tennessee and is buried at White Cemetery, although this cemetery and his grave have not been located.[2] His wife applied for a widow's pension on March 15, 1923.


  1. His death certificate gives 1834 as his year of birth, which is contrary to the 1850, 1860, and 1880 U.S. Census records.
  2. This is per his death certificate.