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Joseph Glenn (May 22, 1845 - March 27, 1916) served as an under cook in Company I, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry. He is one of twenty-three black men known to have served with the regiment, all of whom served as company cooks.

Personal life

Glenn was born May 22, 1845 in Yadkin County, North Carolina.

Civil War service

Joseph Glenn enlisted in Company I on August 15, 1864 in Bulls Gap, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in on September 5, 1864 in Knoxville.

At enlistment he was 19 years old, 5' 6" tall, black complexion, black eyes, black hair, and a farmer.

According to the muster rolls Glenn was present every month throughout his service. He mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. Records state that he was last paid to August 15, 1864 and owed $53.75 to the government for clothing received in kind or money advanced.

Later life

Glenn moved to Illinois after the Civil War where he was an active member in Post #724 of the Grand Army of the Republic in Harvey, Illinois. He received an invalid's pension for his service during the war.[1] Glenn's wife died before him and her name has not been identified. Glenn died March 27, 1916 at his residence on 5024 Dearborn Street in Chicago.[2]


  1. When Glenn started receiving his pension has not been found.
  2. Presently the site of Ludwig Van Beethoven Public School.

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