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John H. Bishop (born abt 1839 - May 4, 1864) served as a private in Company G, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

John Bishop was born about 1839 in Carter County, Tennessee to William and Elizabeth (McCloud) Bishop. He married Margaret Jenkins (1835-1919) with whom he may have had two children.

Civil War service

Bishop enlisted as a private in Company G on September 24, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

He is described as 24 years old, 5' 9" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Bisop was present for duty until left sick in at Nashville, Tennessee in January or February 1864. He died May 4, 1864 at Cumberland General Hospital in Nashville due to ascites. His personal effect at the time of his death consisted of one hat, one great coat, one pair pants, and one pair boots.

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 in Knoxville, Tennessee it is noted that he owed $37.78 to the government for clothing.

Bishop is buried in Nashville National Cemetery in Madison, Tennessee.

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