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Joseph Washington Green (December 8, 1844 - October 4, 1931) served as a corporal in Company G, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Joseph Green was born December 8, 1844 in Watauga County, North Carolina to Isaac Marion and Mary Catherine (McCandless) Green. He married first Rachel Whitehead (1838-1905) with whom he had six children.[1] He married second Florance Alice Cockerham (1877-1975); they had no children.

Civil War service

Green enlisted as a private in Company G on September 24, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed bugler on October 20, 1863 by order of Colonel Miller. Green was appointed corporal on January 8, 1865.

He is described as 20 years old, 5' 6" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

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

Green mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $37.60 to the government for clothing in kind or money advanced, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Green applied for an invalid's pension on March 8, 1890. He died October 4, 1931 in Butler, Tennessee and is buried at Whitehead Cemetery in Carter County.


  1. 1900 U.S. Census, 4th Civil District, Carter County, Tennessee.

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