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Lewis L. Gentry (April 4, 1836 - June 18, 1919) served as a corporal in Company L, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Lewis Gentry was born 1837 in Johnson County, Tennessee to Joseph and Susannah (Lloyd) Gentry. He married Catherine Elizabeth Lones (1852-1923) with whom he had five children.[1]

Civil War service

Gentry enlisted as a private in Company L on November 15, 1863 in Elizabethton, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in April 11, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on May 13, 1865.

He is described as 28 years old, 6' 3" tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

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

Gentry mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $33.60 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $275 bounty.

Post-war life

Gentry applied for an invalid's pension on March 30, 1883. He died June 18, 1919 in Greene County, Tennessee and is buried at Brown Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Mosheim, Tennessee. His wife applied for a widow's pension on July 11, 1919.


  1. 1900 U.S. Census, 23rd Civil District, Greene County, Tennessee. In the 1910 U.S. Census, their daughter Gertrude is listed as "adopted".

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