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John B. Williams (abt 1827 - abt October 1906) served as a private in Company A, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

John Williams was born about 1827 in Carter County, Tennessee. He married Mary Elizabeth Grindstaff.[1]

Civil War service

Williams 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 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on November 1, 1863 by order of Colonel Miller.[2]

He is described as 36 years old, 5' 6" tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Williams is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived.

Williams mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $8.44 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Williams applied for an invalid's pension, but the exact date has not been identified. He died before October 15, 1906 and is buried at Williams Cemetery in Valley Forge, Tennessee. His wife applied for a widow's pension on October 15, 1906.


  1. No records for children have been found; he and Mary were married in 1898.
  2. One record indicates that he was appointed corporal on October 1, 1863.

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