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Reuben Winegar (about 1845 - June 1, 1864) served as a private in Company H, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Reuben Winegar was born about 1845 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. He was unmarried.

Civil War service

Winegar enlisted as a private in Company H on October 1, 1863 in Knoxville, Tennessee for a period of three years.[1] He mustered in February 25, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee.

At the time of his death he is described as 18 years old, 5' 9" tall, dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Winegar was present for duty until left sick in Nashville in March 3, 1864. He died June 1, 1864 at General Hospital Number 11 at Nashville due to smallpox. His death record notes that he had no personal effects except items which had to be destroyed to "prevent contagion".[2]

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 in Knoxville it is noted that he had never been paid, owed $42.40 to the government for clothing, had received a bounty of $25, and was due a $75 bounty.

Winegar is buried at Nashville National Cemetery in Madison, Tennessee. His mother Jane Winegar applied for a pension on July 19, 1867.


  1. Another record states that he enlisted November 18, 1863 at Camp Nelson, Kentucky.
  2. These items were most likely only clothing. Another inventory of his personal effects notes only a uniform jacket.

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