John Eggers (about 1845 - March 7, 1865) served as a private in Company I, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.
John Eggers was born about 1845 in Ashe County, North Carolina to Cleveland and Hannah (Wilson) Eggers. He was unmarried.
Civil War service
Eggers enlisted as a private in Company I on January 15, 1864 in Taylorsville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 25, 1864 at New Market, Tennessee.
At the time of his death he is described as 18 years old, 5' 8" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.
Eggers was present for duty until November 30, 1864 when he was left sick in Knoxville with measles. He was transferred to Asylum General Hospital in Knoxville on December 21, 1864 and died there on March 7, 1865 due to phthisis pulmonalis [tuberculosis]. His personal effects consisted of one great coat, one pair cotton drawers, one cotton shirt, one pair boots, one pair socks, and one blanket.
When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 in Knoxville the records contain no notes about any monies owed to or from the government, nor any mention of his pay or bounties paid or owed.
Eggers is buried at Pleasant Cemetery in Zionville, North Carolina. His mother applied for a pension on February 25, 1870. His father applied for a pension on February 1, 1888.
- These items were turned over to Hugh Reeve, his uncle, who also likely took his remains back to North Carolina for burial.