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Wiley Lytz

Wiley Blount Winton Lytz (September 27, 1847 - October 22, 1921) served as a private in Company M, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Wiley Lytz was born September 27, 1847 in Washington County, Virginia to Joseph V. and Eva Christina (Large) Lytz. He married Emeline W. Collins (1846-1927) with whom he had at least twelve children.

Civil War service

Lytz enlisted as a private in Company M on January 1, 1865 in Knoxville, Tennessee for a period of three years, but was never mustered into the service.[1]

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 11" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Lytz is listed as present for duty until deserting on July 23, 1865 at Lenoir Station, Tennessee.[2]

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville his records show that he was never paid. A U.S. Adjutant General's Office record dated October 11, 1911 states that he "was not in the military service of the United States as a member of this organization."[3]

Post-war life

Lytz died October 22, 1921 in Bristol, Virginia and is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Washington County, Virginia.

Notes

  1. Scott & Angel's roster indicates that he enlisted on February 2, 1864 and was mustered in on May 15, 1864. They also indicate that he was absent without leave when the regiment mustered out.
  2. Now known as Lenoir City.
  3. This may be an indication that he was attempting to apply for a pension.
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