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William Gordon Wyrick (March 26, 1841 - January 6, 1894) served as a private in Company K, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

William Wyrick was born March 26, 1841 in Wytheville, Virginia.[1] He married Catherine Peavler (b. 1841) with whom he had at least eight children.

Civil War service

Wyrick enlisted as a private in Company K on September 15, 1863 in Crab Orchard, Kentucky for a period of three years and mustered in January 26, 1864 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed company blacksmith at enlistment and served in this role until April 1, 1865.

He is described as 21 years old, 5' 10" tall, fair complexion, black eyes, black hair, and by occupation a blacksmith.

Wyrick is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service.

Wyrick mustered out with regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, was owed $23.74 from the government for clothing, had received a bounty of $25, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Wyrick applied for an invalid's pension on February 15, 1882.

He died January 6, 1894 in Johnson County, Illinois and is buried at Thurmond Cemetery in Franklin County, Illinois. His wife applied for a widow's pension on February 26, 1894.


  1. Wytheville is where he stated he was born at enlistment. U.S. Census records indicate that he was born in Tennessee and family history states that he was born in Knox County, Tennessee.

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