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Wilburn Vines (abt 1836 - February 19, 1864) served as a private in Company E, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Wilburn Vines was born about 1836 in Johnson County, Tennessee to Elias and Phoebe (Duncan) Vines.[1] He married Melvina Dugger (1835-1899), with whom he had at least six children.

Civil War service

Vines enlisted in Company E on September 24, 1863 in Greeneville, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in October 28, 1863 in Knox County, Tennessee.

According to the company records dated Vines died February 19, 1864 at General Hospital Number 2 in Nashville, Tennessee of "rubeola vida" [measles].

In the report for his death, it is stated that he was 27 years old, 5' 7 1/2" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

At the time of his death he had not been paid since enlistment, had been issued clothing worth $38.24, and had received no bounty.

Vines is buried at Nashville National Cemetery in Madison, Tennessee. His wife applied for a widow's pension on December 1, 1865. His daughter Margaret applied for a minor's pension on January 11, 1869.


  1. His given name is found in company records as Wilborn, Wilbern, William, and Wilber. Wilbourn is what is on his headstone. For the purposes of this article, Wilburn is used as it is what is found on his death report papers and in the Tennessee Wills and Probate Record.

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