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William H. Dugger (July 1827 - 1906) served as a private in Company E, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

William Dugger was born in July 1827 in Johnson County, Tennessee to John and Rhoda (Cable) Dugger.[1] He married Barbara Agnes Kidd (1835-1901) with whom he had at least eight children.

Civil War service

Dugger enlisted as a private in Company E on September 24, 1863 in Greeneville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

He is listed as present for duty until October 2, 1864 when he deserted at Greeneville.[2] Dugger was restored to duty May 1, 1865 and received a pardon per President Lincoln's proclamation.

Dugger mustered out with regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had had last been paid to June 30, 1864, was owed $15.49 from the government for his clothing, and had received a bounty of $25.

Post-war life

Dugger applied for an invalid's pension on March 22, 1876.

He died in 1906 in Johnson County, Tennessee and is buried at Julius Dugger Cemetery in Buntontown, Tennessee.


  1. His headstone has his birth year as 1828, but his age of 36 at enlistment conforms to the 1900 U.S. Census year of birth as 1827.
  2. Another record states that he deserted on October 6.

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