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Nathan Bennett (abt. 1835 - abt. 1872) served as a corporal in Company B, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Nathan Bennett was born about 1835 in Yancey County, North Carolina to Elijah and Mary (Shepherd) Bennett. He married Sarafina Troutman (1845-1929) with whom he had at least five children.[1]

Civil War service

Bennett enlisted as a private in Company B on September 23, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He served as company wagoner in March and April 1864, then as a teamster in May 1864. Bennett was appointed corporal on June 1, 1865.

He is described as 28 years old, 5' 5 1/2" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

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

Bennett mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $45.86 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Bennett died about 1872; his place of death and the location of his grave have not been identified. His wife remarried and applied for a widow's pension on March 14, 1914.


  1. 1870 U.S. Census, Harrell Township, Mitchell County, North Carolina.