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William Hopkins

William B. Hopkins (November 24, 1847 - January 2, 1928) served as a corporal in Company M, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

William Hopkins was born November 24, 1847 in Elizabethton, Tennessee to Obediah and Elizabeth (Taylor) Hopkins. He married Eliza Fane Harper (1847-1917) with whom he had twelve children.[1]

Civil War service

Hopkins enlisted as a private in Company M on August 1, 1864 in Elizabethton for a period of three years and mustered in October 26, 1864 at New Market, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on February 2, 1865.

He is described as 19 years old, 5' 5" tall, fair complexion, black eyes, black hair, and by occupation a farmer.

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

Hopkins mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had never been paid, was owed $5.17 from the government for clothing, and was owed a $100 bounty.

Post-war life

Hopkins moved to Grayson County, Texas by 1880. By 1892 he was living in Benton County, Arkansas and filed for an invalid's pension on July 21, 1892. He died January 2, 1928 in Delaware County, Oklahoma and is buried at Olympus Cemetery in Grove, Oklahoma.

Notes

  1. 1910 U.S. Census, Dickson Township, Benton County, Arkansas.
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