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William Harp (abt. 1845 - December 5, 1920) served as a corporal in Company M, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

William Harp was born about 1845 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. He married Mary Lucinda Logan (1844-1910) with whom he had four children.[1]

Civil War service

Harp enlisted as a private in Company M on February 2, 1864 in Taylorsville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in May 15, 1864 at Gallatin, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on January 1, 1865.

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 3" tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Harp is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived.

Harp mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $52.00 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $60 bounty, and was owed a $240 bounty.

Post-war life

Harp applied for an invalid's pension on August 19, 1890. He died December 5, 1920 in Friendsville, Tennessee and is buried at Union Grove Cemetery in Friendsville.


  1. 1900 U.S. Census, 6th Civil District, Blount County, Tennessee.

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