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Samuel Ingram (July 13, 1847 - July 15, 1914) served as a private in Company B, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Samuel Ingram, ca. 1910.

Personal life

Samuel Ingram was born July 13, 1847 in Carter County, Tennessee to Alexander and Mathilda (McKenney) Ingram.[1] He married Nancy Malinda Davis (1848-1907) with whom he had at least six children.

Civil War service

Ingram enlisted as a private in Company B on February 1, 1864 in Camp Nelson, Kentucky for a period of three years and mustered in April 30, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee.

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 6" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.[2]

Ingram is listed as present for duty for which muster roll records have survived.

Ingram mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to June 30, 1864, owed $55.64 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $60 bounty, and was owed a $240 bounty.

Post-war life

He was an active member of the Grand Army of the Republic as a member of Sam Walker Post #205 in Mount Pulaski, Illinois.

Ingram applied for an invalid's pension on March 15, 1887. He died July 15, 1914 in Jacksonville, Illinois and is buried at Carlyle Cemetery in Mount Pulaski.


  1. His obituary states that he was born in Greeneville, Tennessee, but at enlistment he stated Carter County.
  2. Clearly he lied about his age, as his age in the 1850 U.S. Census is 3 years old.

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