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William Hascue Worley (September 22, 1843 - November 29, 1922) served as a private in Company D, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

William Worley was born September 22, 1843 in Johnson County, Tennessee to Elias and Luvenia (Grace) Worley. He married Sarah Jane Wardin (1847-1921) with whom he had at least two children.

Civil War service

Worley enlisted as a private in Company D on September 24, 1863 in Greeneville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in November 8, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

Worley is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service. The only negative mark on his record is for being intoxicated. In a dispatch dated July 11, 1864 from headquarters at Gallatin, Tennessee, Colonel Miller dictated to Provost Marshal Captain Houck, "You will releas one W. H. Worley that is in prison under your charge[.] [He] belongs to Comp. D. 13th Tennessee Cav [and was] poot in prison for getting drunt[.]"[1]

Worley mustered out with regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $49.89 to the government for clothing, had received a bounty of $25, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Worley applied for an invalid's pension on June 28, 1890.

He died November 29, 1922 in Damascus, Virginia and is buried at Acre Field Cemetery in Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee.


  1. All spelling is original and appears to have been written quickly by a staff orderly.

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