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William Jones (Company L)

William C. Jones (born abt. 1845) served as a corporal in Company L, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Jones was born about in Johnson County, Tennessee.[1] No other personal information about him has been located.

Civil War service

Jones enlisted as a private in Company L on September 21, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in April 11, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on June 22, 1865.

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 4" tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Jones is listed as present for duty until August 20, 1864 when he was left sick at Knoxville, Tennessee.[2] He was again left sick at U.S. General Hospital in Knoxville in June 1865.[3] Jones was absent beginning April 25, 1865 when he was left sick at Brownlow General Hospital in Nashville.[4] He is listed as present, but sick in July 1865.

Jones mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $48.34 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

No information about Jones after the war has been positively identified.[5] His date of death and grave location has not been found.

Notes

  1. It is possible that he lied about his age and was actually born in 1847. See 1850 U.S. Census, 7th Civil District, Carter County, Tennessee.
  2. Why he was sick or when he returned to the regiment was not recorded.
  3. No record is found for why he was sick or when he returned to the regiment.
  4. Why he was sick or when he returned to the regiment was not recorded, but he is listed as present by May 1865.
  5. He may have served as a corporal in the 5th U.S. Cavalry after the war, being discharged on October 12, 1872 at Graham County, Arizona. Further research is needed.
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