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Thomas Street (September 14, 1823 - March 13, 1864) served as a corporal in Company B, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Thomas Street was born on September 14, 1823 in Rutherford County, North Carolina to William Clingman and Rebecca (Pettit) Street. He married Mary Garland (1824-1914) with whom he had at least eleven children.[1]

Civil War service

Street enlisted as a private in Company B on September 23, 1863 in Mitchell County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was promoted to corporal on September 23, 1863.

He is described as 40 years old, 5' 10" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Street is listed as present for duty until he became ill after December 31, 1863.[2] He died March 13, 1864 at U.S. General Hospital No. 11 in Nashville due to smallpox. His death record states: "He had no effects except such as it was necessary to destroy [them] to prevent contagion." Street is buried at Nashville National Cemetery in Madison, Tennessee.

When the regiment mustered out September 5, 1865 at Knoxville, it was noted that he had last been paid to December 31, 1863 and had been paid a $25 bounty.

His wife applied for a widow's pension on September 9, 1865.


  1. 1860 U.S. Census, Yancey County, North Carolina.
  2. The date he was admitted to the hospital has not been found.

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