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John Livingston (October 6, 1837 - October 12, 1909) served as a private in Company L, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

John Livingston was born October 6, 1837 in Wilkes County, North Carolina to John and Janet (Robertson) Livingston. He married Martha Gram (b. about 1842); they had no children.

Civil War service

Livingston enlisted as a private in Company L on January 10, 1864 in Knoxville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 25, 1864 at New Market, Tennessee.[1]

He is described as 25 years old, 6' tall, fair complexion, gray eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Livingston is listed as present for duty until June 26, 1865 when he was absent on furlough.[2]

Livingston mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had never been paid, was owed $22.65 from the government for clothing, and was owed a $300 bounty.

Post-war life

He applied for an invalid's pension on January 17, 1887.

Livingston died October 12, 1909 in Valley Forge, Tennessee and is buried at Smith Cemetery in Valley Forge. His wife applied for a widow's pension on November 19, 1909.


  1. One record indicates that he was appointed bugler on May 1, 1865, but this is likely an error.
  2. When he returned to the regiment from furlough has not been found.

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