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William A. Aldridge (March 1, 1842 - June 22, 1927) served as a private in Company G, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

William A. Aldridge was born to John and Charlotte (Mills) Aldridge in Montgomery County, Virginia. He married Alice "Allie" Hoyle (1869 - 1939).

Civil War service

Aldridge enlisted in Company G on September 24, 1863 in Elizabethton, Tennessee for a period of three years.

Aldridge is described as 5'10", dark complexion, black eyes, and black hair. At the time of enlistment his occupation was "shoe maker".

Aldridge is listed as deserting and returning to the regiment on May 11, 1864 in Gallatin, Tennessee. He was absent with leave on June 27, 1865.

The Company Descriptive Book notes: "Deserted from New Market Tenn. Nov. 19/63. Returned from desertion Apl. 9/64. Pardoned & restored to duty by the president's proclamation."

Post-war life

Aldridge applied for an invalid's pension on August 23, 1890 while living in Virginia. His widow applied for a pension on July 11, 1927 from Tennessee. He died June 22, 1927 in Erwin, Tennessee and is buried in Martins Creek Cemetery in Erwin.

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