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William Woodby (abt 1817 - February 14, 1897) served as a corporal in Company B, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

William Woodby was born about 1817 in Carter County, Tennessee to Epaphrododus and Mary Martha (Douglas) Woodby. He married Lavicy Bennett (1837-1912) with whom he had at seven children.[1]

Civil War service

Woodby enlisted as a private in Company B on September 23, 1863 in Carter County for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on March 17, 1865.

He is described as 43 years old, 5' 3 1/2" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, and by occupation a farmer.[2]

Woodby is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived. He received a leave of absence starting June 28, 1865, though the reason for this leave has not been found; when he returned to the regiment was not recorded.

Woodby mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $14.80 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Woodby applied for an invalid's pension on September 25, 1871. He died February 14, 1897 in Unicoi County, Tennessee and is buried there at Pate-Woodby Cemetery. His wife applied for a widow's pension on March 11, 1897.


  1. 1900 U.S. Census, 2nd Civil District, Unicoi County, Tennessee.
  2. Other official post-war records indicate that his likely year of birth was 1817, thus he lied about his age.

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