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William Nelson Alvis (March 18, 1844 - August 31, 1909) served as a private in Company K, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

William Alvis was born to John M. and Naomi (Hart) Alvis in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Alvis married Mary Ann Lipe with whom he had least 13 children.

Civil War service

Alvis enlisted in Company K on January 1, 1865 in Knoxville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in April 12, 1865.[1]

At enlistment he was 18 years old, 5' 6" tall, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Alvis was sent on detached service with a Lieutenant Sizemore on January 11, 1865.[2] He deserted March 15, 1865 in Knoxville.

Later life

He applied for an invalid's pension September 28, 1896. His wife applied for a widow's pension on June 6, 1911.[3]

Alvis died August 31, 1909 in Hawkins County, Tennessee and is buried in Alvis Cemetery in Rogersville, Tennessee.


  1. His surname is spelled "Alvas" in the regimental records.
  2. This lieutenant has not been identified.
  3. If Alvis had deserted, he would not have been eligible for a pension. No pension record beyond the application have been found.

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