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Lewis Tapp (abt 1846 - January 23, 1900) served as a corporal in Company K, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Lewis Tapp was born about 1846 in Washington County, Tennessee. He married Mary [last name unknown] (d. aft 1900).

Civil War service

Tapp enlisted as a private in Company K on November 1, 1863 in Nashville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in January 26, 1864 at Knoxville, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on September 15, 1864.

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 8" tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Tapp is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived. He was wounded in action at Kingsport, Tennessee on December 13, 1864, but no record of how serious his wound was has been located. An 1867 War Department record states that he was captured, but no record of his being a prisoner of war has been found.[1]

Tapp mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, was owed $2.19 from the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Tapp applied for an invalid's pension on February 22, 1867. He died January 23, 1900 in Knoxville and is buried there at Knoxville National Cemetery.[2] His wife applied for a widow's pension on February 12, 1900.


  1. War Department, Adjutant General's Office, October 22, 1867.
  2. "Lewis Tapp" [obituary], Knoxville Sentinel, January 23, 1900, p. 7. He was likely a member of the R. N. Hood Post No. 28 (Fountain City, Tennessee), Grand Army of the Republic, which conducted his burial service.

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