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Wilson Heagin

Wilson N. Heagin (born abt. 1834 - January 14, 1901) served as a private in Company H, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Wilson Heagin was born about 1834 in North Carolina. He married Laura Luttrell (born abt. 1844-died bef. 1900) with whom he had at least four children.

Civil War service

Heagin enlisted as a private in Company I on November 1, 1863 in Knoxville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in April 13, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. He was transferred April 14, 1864 to Company H by order of Major George Doughty.

He is described as 29 years old, 5' 8 1/2" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, black hair, and by occupation a stave cutter.

Heagin is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service.[1]

Heagin mustered out with regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, was owed $40.83 from the government for clothing, had received a bounty of $25, and was owed a $275 bounty.

Post-war life

Heagin applied for an invalid's pension on November 2, 1865.

He died January 14, 1901 in Carter County and is buried at Red Bird Hill Cemetery in Elizabethton.

Notes

  1. At some unknown time, Heagin was detailed to brigade headquarters. He was returned to duty with his company on February 2, 1865 by order of Colonel Miller. An ambiguous note on the orders indicates that he may have been assisting with commissary duties for the brigade.
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