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William Henry Dugger, Sr (May 4, 1846 - March 13, 1938) served as a private in Company A, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

William Dugger, ca. 1920.

Personal life

William Dugger was born May 4, 1846 in Carter County, Tennessee to William Copeland and Nancy (Lacy) Dugger. He first married Mary Jane Pierce (1849-1936) with whom he had at least eleven children. A few months after Mary's death, he married Josie Lovelady (abt 1882 - aft 1940) in Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 3, 1936.

Civil War service

Dugger enlisted as a private in Company A on September 22, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

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

Dugger mustered out with regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, was owed $16.28 from the government for his clothing, had received a bounty of $25, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Dugger moved to Cherokee County, Kansas between 1867 and 1869 where he was a farmer. He applied for an invalid's pension on March 30, 1889.

He died March 13, 1938 in Avant, Oklahoma and is buried at New Pleasantview Cemetery in Weir, Kansas. Dugger was one of the very last surviving members of the regiment at the time of his death.

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