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James Elliott Woods (December 25, 1844 - June 2, 1933) served as a private in Company A, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

James Woods was born December 25, 1844 in Carter County, Tennessee to Charles Grandison and Jane Elizabeth (Brown) Woods.[1] He married Harriet Ellen Brimer (1844-1908) with whom he had eight children.[2]

Civil War service

Woods enlisted as a private in Company A on September 22, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

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

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

Woods mustered out with regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $7.30 to the government for clothing, had received a bounty of $25, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Woods applied for an invalid's pension, but the date has not been found.

He died June 2, 1933 in Hamblen County, Tennessee and is buried at Watkins Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Hamblen County.


  1. His headstone (a modern replacement) has his birth and death dates incorrect.
  2. 1900 U.S. Census, Seventh Civil District, Hamblin County, Tennessee.

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