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Milas Jolly (born abt 1836 - June 2, 1864) served as a private in Company A, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Milas Jolly was born about 1836 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. He married Jane Morton (1836-1910) with whom he had one child.[1]

Civil War service

Jolly 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 is described as 27 years old, 5' 9" tall, fair complexion, gray eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Jolly is listed as present for duty until May 1864 when he was left sick in hospital. He died June 2, 1864 at the General Hospital in Gallatin, Tennessee due to consumption and had no personal effects at the time of his death.[2] His grave has not been located.


  1. 1860 U.S. Census, 2nd Division, Carter County, Tennessee.
  2. Muster roll records indicate that he died of diarrhea.