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Wiley Hatley

Wiley Smith Hatley (March 15, 1844 - March 20, 1919) served as a sergeant in Company E, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

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Wiley S. Hatley, ca. 1910.

Personal life

Wiley Hatley was born March 15, 1844 in Watauga County, North Carolina to William Franklin and Anna (Ford) Hatley. He married Emily Catherine Greene (1847-1912) with whom he had at least nine children.

Civil War service

Hatley first enlisted in as a private in Company D, 58th North Carolina Infantry. He mustered out August 31, 1863.

Soon after being discharged from the Confederate service, Hatley had a change in his loyalties and enlisted in Company E, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry on September 21, 1863 in Greeneville, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in October 28, 1863 in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee and was appointed sergeant the same day. His brothers John Hatley and Riley Hatley also served in Company E.

He is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service.

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville, it was recorded that he had received a bounty of $25, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Hatley applied for an invalid's pension on November 10, 1882.

He died March 20, 1919 in Carter County, Tennessee and is buried at Whitehead Cemetery in Carter County.

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