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Wesley Arrowood

Wesley Arrowood (July 1, 1844 - April 28, 1864) served as a private in Company C, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Wesley Arrowood was born in 1843 in Mitchell County, North Carolina to John and Frances (Barrett) Arrowood.[1] He was unmarried.

Civil War service

Arrowood enlisted as a private in Company C on September 24, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

At the time of his death Arrowood is described as 19 years old, 5' 7 1/2" tall, dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Arrowood was present for duty until left sick in at Nashville, Tennessee on April 10, 1864. He died April 28, 1864 at Hospital Number 19 in Nashville due to inflammation of the brain. His personal effect at the time of his death consisted of one hat, one great coat, one pair boots, and one pair suspenders.[2]

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 in Knoxville, Tennessee it is noted that he had been paid to December 31, 1863, owed $37.44 to the government for clothing, and was owed a $300 bounty.

Arrowood is buried in Nashville National Cemetery in Madison, Tennessee.

Notes

  1. His surname is alternately spelled Arwood and Ariwood in company records.
  2. All of his personal effects were forwarded to his father, who was living near Burnsville, North Carolina.
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