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Richard L. Nave (abt 1837 - January 23, 1920) served as a corporal in Company D, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Richard Nave was born about 1837 in Johnson County, Tennessee to Abraham Valentine and Sarah (Wilson) Nave. He married first Eliza J. Madron (b. abt 1836) with whom he had at least one child.[1] He married second Mary Margaret Kilgore (1859-1932); they had no children.

Civil War service

Nave enlisted as a private in Company D on September 24, 1863 in Greeneville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on October 28, 1863 by order of Colonel Miller. Nave was reduced to the ranks on August 4, 1864 at his request. He was subsequently reappointed corporal on June 8, 1865.

He is described as 24 years old, 5' 11" tall, fair complexion, black eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

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

Nave mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $39.48 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Nave applied for an invalid's pension on August 25, 1878.[2]

He died January 23, 1920 in Knoxville and is buried at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Tusculum, Tennessee. His wife applied for a widow's pension on February 14, 1920.


  1. 1860 U.S. Census, District No. 2, Johnson County, Tennessee.
  2. Due to poor handwriting and equally bad microfilm contrast, the year may be any in the 1870s.

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