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Updated 7/2/2012


BAILEY, JAMES F (T), Co A, private, enlisted for 3 years in Jackson, TN on 8/18/62 at age 17.  He furnished his own horse and equipment worth $75. Bailey died at his home in Henderson Co, TN on 2/2/63, no details given.  His parents seem to be William B and M R Bailey. MR #92

BAILEY, WILLIAM B (P), Co A, farrier, enlisted for 3 years in Jackson, TN on 8/18/62 and mustered on 8/28/62 at Jackson, TN at age 44.  He was in the military only about a month and a half when he died from an accident in camp at Clayton Station, TN.  Bailey was a native of Alabama.  James T Bailey (above) seems to be his son.  MR #93

BAIRD, MILES C, Co B.  His mother and father both tried for dependent parent pensions but were denied.  Baird has no records in the 7th Tennessee muster rolls.  He was also in the 13th/14th TN Cavalry and probably was only stationed with the 7th Tennessee in the summer of 1864.

BAKER, JAMES W, Co B, private, enlisted for 3 years at Columbus, KY by L. D. Crockett on 6/28/62 and mustered the next day.  He was 5’8” tall, dark complexion, grey eyes, black hair, a farmer, born in Madison Co, TN.  Baker was due a $100 bounty for enlistment.    He seems to have been one of the men not captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/1864.  This group spent time in Columbus and Paducah, KY in the summer and fall of 1864.   Baker mustered out with the regiment at Nashville on 8/9/65.  His widow, Nancy Baker, lived in Madison Co, TN near the Medina Post Office in the 1890 veterans’ census.  She reported that he had not been wounded in the war but he had suffered from white swelling from his youth until his death.  His leg was amputated some months before his death.  Nancy and her sons were quite poor.  She still had doctor’s fees to pay from before her husband’s death.  Nancy Baker applied for and received a widow’s pension in February 1890.  MR #96

BAKER, WILLIAM (E), Companies E & C, private, enlisted for 3 years at Huntingdon on 6/28/62 by Capt. Parsons and mustered at Humboldt on 8/11/62 at age 26/33.  He was 5’8” tall, dark complexion, grey eyes, black hair, a farmer, residence Buena Vista, Carroll Co, TN.  Captured at Trenton, TN on 12/20/62, he most likely spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase, OH awaiting exchange.  Captured again with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64,  Baker spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia and was exchanged Jan/Feb 1864.  He was in Annapolis, MD and then at the hospital in Jeffersonville, IN.  Baker mustered out on a disability discharge through Louisville, KY on 6/1/65.  He married Nancy J Hall in 1870. He  applied for and received an invalid pension in 1880 and died before Nancy.  Buried in the Palestine Cemetery in Benton Co, TN, he has a military marker on his grave.  After Baker’s death the children lived with others at times because their mother was "not too clear of mind" (pension). Nancy J Baker applied for a widow’s pension, while in Pennsylvania (very strange).  A minor child received a pension in Tennessee in the 1890s.  Joseph Allen was appointed guardian. MR #97

BALEY (BAILEY), ELISHA, Co I, private, enlisted in Carroll Co, TN on 9/15/63 and mustered at Union City, TN on 12/15/63.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died on 10/20/64.  He seems to be the Elijah Bailey mentioned in the 1860 census of Carroll Co, TN living next to A J Bonds of Company B.  A letter from Bonds, written to his wife from Camp Jackson, TN in February 1863, refers to an  Elisha Baley who Bonds hopes will help his family.  A minor's pension was filed in 1871 with John B Hill as guardian.  MR #99

BALEY, (BAILEY), JOHN T, Co I, private, enlisted in Carroll Co, TN on 9/15/63 and mustered on 12/15/63 at Union City, TN at the same times as Elisha Baley.  He has no further record.  When his mother, Lucinda Baley, tried for a mother’s pension in 1891 she was denied, which means he most likely deserted or his mother had other living children.  MR #100

BALINGER, JOHN, was conscripted into the “rebel army” but deserted.  Since his life was being threatened and he was labeled a “gariler,” he then enlisted for 3 years as a private in Co B of the 7th in Paducah, KY on 8/8/64.  He was 28/29 years old, 5’ll” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Decatur Co, TN.  He transferred from Co B to Co C on 8/19/64.  While in the hospital at Paducah, KY, he deserted.  Balinger returned to duty only to end up in the hospital at Jeffersonville, IN with anemia.  He was discharged from there on 6/1/65 on disability.  At some point during his service, his wife, Mary Pettigrew Balinger, lived in Ballard County, KY.  By the 1890 veterans’ census he was living near Ripley in Lauderdale Co, TN.  A John Balinger is on the roll at Shiloh Baptist Church in 1860 but was excluded in 1863.  Most likely he was the son of Aaron and Martha Ballinger.  He received an invalid pension in 1889 and died on 10/14/1892.  Mary (Polly) received a widow’s pension in December 1892.  MR #101

BALL, A J, Co E.  This man applied for an invalid pension in 1904 but it was denied.  He has no records in the 7th Tennessee muster rolls.

BALL, DAVID J, Co F, private, enlisted for 1 year at Trenton, TN on 10/20/62 and mustered there on 11/1/62 at age 26.  He was 5’7” tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Rutherford Co, TN.  Captured by Forrest at Trenton on 12/20/62 and paroled, he reported to Benton Barracks, MO on 2/3/63 on the way to parole camp at Camp Wallace then Camp Chase, Columbus, OH.  Bell was discharged at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63 at the expiration of his one year enlistment.  A mention of a Thomas J Bell is also in David Bell's file.  MR #102

BALLARD (BOLLARD, BULLARD), DAVID C, Companies C & K, private, no other information in the file except that he was paroled on 12/20/62 which would place him at the battle of Trenton, TN.  He also served in the 12th Indiana.  His name is marked through as though its inclusion was a mistake.  He did receive an invalid pension in 1893.  He died on 9/14/1924.  He has no muster roll records in the 7th Tennessee.

BANE (BAIN, BAYN, BOIN), HENRY, Companies H & B, private, enlisted for 3 years in Carroll Co, TN on 9/1/62 and mustered the same day at Humboldt, TN at age 33.  He was 5’11” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Benton Co, TN and a resident thereof in the 1860 census.  Bane was captured by Forrest in December 1862 and spent time in parole camp in Columbus, OH. (Camp Chase)  He was exchanged but was recaptured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Moved out of Andersonville to a smaller prison in Millen, GA, he died sometime in late 1864.  Bane was moved from the Millen Cemetery to the Beaufort, SC National Cemetery, Section 23, #2059.  His wife Mary E Pomeroy Bane received a widow’s pension in 1867.  A minor child received pension in 1876.  MR #109

BANE, ROBERT, Co B, private, enlisted and mustered same time and places as Henry Bane, above.  He was 6’1” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Benton Co, TN.  He was captured by Forrest in December 1862 and spent time in parole camp in Columbus, OH. (Camp Chase), remaining there until September 1863.  No further information exists in the muster rolls.  He might be the Robert Bane in Co B 55th CSA along with his  brother George T Bane.  MR #110

BARKER, RUFUS G, Companies H, I & C, private/1st sergeant, enlisted in Lexington, TN on 9/24/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/28/62 at age 32.  He brought his own horse and equipment.  Barker was 5’7” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN.  He was AWOL from Camp Jackson at Jackson, TN by 3/10/63.  Captured in Henderson Co, TN on 4/5/63 and taken to Richmond, VA to prison by 4/20/63, he was paroled through City Point, VA on 5/6/63 and taken to Camp Parole, MD by 5/8/63 then sent on to Camp Chase, OH by 6/9/63 where he joined the men captured at Lexington and Trenton, TN in late December 1862.  Exchanged on 6/9/63,  Barker was captured again with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, spending time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He commanded a detachment there and signed a petition to the US government on July 20, 1864 asking for the re-enstatement of exchanges.  When this failed,  he volunteered to join the rebel army on 2/28/65 in order to leave prison.  He managed to escape the rebels and returned to Union lines on 5/16/65.  Barker applied for and received an invalid pension in 1880.  He joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Lexington, TN in 1890 and lived in Madison Co, TN near the Jackson Post Office by the 1890 veterans’ census.  The census taker reported him “out of humor with rheumatism and scurvy” and said he could not give much information.  His wife, Ellender E Barker, applied for a widow’s pension in 1899.  Thought to be the son of  Kendrick and Mary Barker, Rufus and his brother, Samuel A Barker, lived with their mother and stepfather, Asberry M Hodgin, in Henderson Co, TN in 1850.  Hodgin joined Co K and died at Andersonville Prison.  MR #111

BARKER, SAMUEL A, Companies H, I & C, private/corporal, enlisted and mustered same time and places as his brother, Rufus G Barker, above.  He was 27 years old and furnished his own horse and equipment.  Apparently not captured at Trenton, TN, he was stationed with the detachment at La Grange, TN but went AWOL on 6/21/63 along with several other men.  He returned to the regiment and was promoted to corporal on 2/29/64, just in time to be captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64.  He spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia, along with his brother and stepfather, and was one of the last men to be exchanged.  Paroled through Lake City, FL on 4/22/65, Barker arrived at Camp Chase, OH on 5/15/65 and was discharged on 6/16/65, most likely due to disability.  He applied for and received an invalid pension in 1889.  Barker joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #81 in Lexington, TN on 10/26/1889 and that organization lists his death as 11/23/1891 at Middlefork, Henderson Co, TN.  His wife, Lettie A, however, applied for and received a widow’s pension in January 1891.  MR #112

BARNES, FREDRICK B, Companies D & I, private, little information in muster rolls. Barnes would have been about 18 years old at enlistment.  He died at Andersonville Prison  in Georgia on 2/16/65 of chronic diarrhea and is buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery in grave #12662 under the name F B Barnes.  His dependent mother, Nancy Barnes, applied for pension in 1865 but it was denied.  Barnes was living with his widowed mother in Benton Co, TN in the 1860 census and was 16 years old at the time.  MR #113

BARNES, JAMES H(ENDERSON), Companies E & C, private, enlisted and mustered at Paducah, KY on 1/6/65 at age 19.  A refugee resident of Snachwine, IL at the time of enlistment, Barnes was 5’5” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN in 1845.  He was in the military only 8 months and did not participate in any major engagements.  He mustered out with the regiment at Nashville, TN on 8/9/65 and retained one pistol worth $8.  He lost a saddler blanket worth $3 and a poncho worth $3.  He married Angeline Lewis in 1866 and was a Mason after the war.  He was awarded an invalid pension in 1890. In the 1890 veterans' census Barnes was a resident of Holladay, TN and reported his time of service as 7 months and 8 days.   He died at Holladay, TN in 1931 and is buried in Liberty Cemetery in Benton County, TN.  MR #114

BARNES, JAMES T, Co M, 4th sergeant, enlisted for 3 years in Adamsville, TN on 7/6/63 and mustered in at Union City on 12/21/63 at age 26.  He was 6’ 2 ½”, fair complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Hardin Co, TN and a resident thereof in 1860.  His records have little detail except that he was an escaped POW in August 1864, lost a poncho worth $3, lost his sergeant rank on 4/1/65 and deserted shortly thereafter in May 1865 from Paducah, KY.  He has no discharge date so most likely never returned.  Barnes may have been the son of James and Rebecca Barnes.  MR #115

BARNES, WILLIAM B, Co M, private, enlisted and mustered at same time and places as James T Barnes, above.  He was 18 years old, 5’6” tall, dark complexion, grey eyes, auburn hair, a farmer, born in Hardin Co, TN.  No further information in the muster rolls except that he died in Andersonville Prison in Georgia of Ictus Solis and is buried in the National Cemetery at Andersonville in grave #6569.  He is presumed to have been captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64.  His mother received a dependent parent pension in 1882.  MR #116

BARNES, WILLIAM C(ARROLL), private, Co C, enlisted and mustered on same dates and places as James Henderson Barnes, above.  Like James Barnes, William was a refugee resident of Snachwine, IL at the time of enlistment.  He was 25 years old, 5’7” tall, light complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN on 2/10/1839 to Henry and Susan Barnes.  He became a company cook.  At time of the discharge of the regiment at Nashville on 8/9/65 he had lost a poncho worth $3 and retained a pistol worth $8.  He applied for and received an invalid pension in 1890 while living in Arkansas.  He died at Holladay, TN on 11/25/1919 and is buried in Benton Co, TN in Liberty Cemetery, a Northern Methodist Church cemetery.  He has a military marker.  His widow, Mary Ann Smothers Barnes, received a pension in 1919 while living in Tennessee.  MR #117

BARNHART, DOCTOR F, Co B, farrier, enlisted for 3 years in Carroll Co, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered in Benton Co, TN on 8/17/62.  He brought his own horse and equipment.  Barnhart was AWOL from the regiment, most likely leaving from La Grange, TN, from June 1863 through August 1863.  He returned in time to be captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64.  Barnhart spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia and died there of chronic diarrhea on 8/11/64.  He is buried in grave #8456.  Pension gives his name as Benjamin Doctor F Barnhart.  He might be Franklin, son of Jacob and Rhoda Barnhart and cousin to Jacob C and George W Barnhart.  MR #118.

BARNHART, GEORGE W, Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 6/25/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/24/62.  He brought his own horse and equipment.  He was AWOL from February thru April 1863 but had returned at least by Nov. 1, 1863 when he took a group of sick men to Union City, TN.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died on 2/8/65 at age 20.  He is buried in the National Cemetery at Andersonville in grave #12613.  His parents were John and Nancy Barnhart.  His widowed mother received a mother’s pension in 1890.  MR #119

BARNHART, JACOB C, Co I, private, enlisted for 3 years in Buena Vista, TN on 9/15/63 and mustered at Union City, TN on 12/15/63 at age 22.  He brought his own horse and equipment.  He was 5’10 ½” tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair, born in Carroll Co (3/10/41). Captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia and the Florence Prison in SC.  George Huffman mentioned him in a memoir about prison life at Florence.  Barnhart sold his cousin Boze Hutchinson’s coat to Huffman for $5 after Hutchinson died.  Barnhart was exchanged through Charleston, SC on 12/11/64.  On 1/24/65 he received a 30 day furlough and mustered out with the regiment at Nashville on 8/9/65.  He kept a screw and wrench worth $26, and a saddler blanket worth $4.50.  He resided in Vienna, IL soon after the war and married Margaret Rowland in 1867 in Carroll Co, TN.  Barnhart received an invalid pension.  He joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #56 in 1887.  In the 1890 veteran’s census he was living near the Hollow Rock TN Post Office and reported that he had scurvy while in service.  In the 1910 census he had been married to Margaret for 43 years and could not read or write.  Barnhart died at McKenzie, TN on 4/19/1922 and is buried in the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Carroll Co, he has a military marker.  Barnhart is mentioned briefly and unfavorably in Williamson Younger’s Diary as one of the men of the 7th Tennessee who took provisions from Younger about 1862.  MR #120

BARROW, JOHN J(ACKSON), Co M, private, enlisted for 3 years at Corinth, MS on 8/17/63 and mustered at Union City, TN on 12/21/63 at age 32.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he would have spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He died from an amputation of his arm in Columbia, SC on 10/5/64 (information from Roll of Honor).  Barrow is buried in the Columbia Cemetery.  His muster roll says he died at Charleston SC on 12/31/63 but the Columbia explanation seems more likely.  Barrow’s widow Nancy, whom he married on 2/5/52 in Henderson Co, TN, applied for a widow’s pension in 1866 and was receiving $8 per month in April 1871.  She lived in Lexington, TN.  MR #122

BARTHOLOMEW, EDWARD (A), Companies K & A, private, enlisted by Captain Beatty for 3 years in Henderson Co, TN on 5/1/63 and mustered on 6/27/63 at age 25.  He was 5’9” tall, light complexion, light hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN to Thomas and Permelia Bartholomew.  He brought his own horse and equipment.  Bartholomew moved to Co A from K on 8/1/63.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he would have spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia before being moved to prison in Florence, SC where he died on 12/25/64.  His father, Thomas P, and his brother, Milton B were also in Company A and were at Andersonville Prison.  The father died soon after exchange but his brother survived.  MR #123

BARTHOLOMEW, JAMES O(LIVER), Companies H, I, & A, private/lieutenant, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington, TN on 8/18/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 8/28/62 at age 26.  He transferred from Co H to Co I on 10/1/62.  He was in the battle at Lexington,TN, was captured and paroled by Forrest on 12/18/62.  He most likely spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Ohio.  The AWOL of 2/28/63 was removed at some point.  He was with the regiment when it was captured at Union City, TN on 3/24/64.  He died of scrobutus in Andersonville Prison in Georgia on 10/12/64 or 10/13/64 and was buried in Andersonville National Cemetery, grave #10820.  There is some evidence he may have been a 1st Lieutenant at some point, perhaps in Co H but he was a private when he died.  Bartholomew may be the "officer" who was with his men in Andersonville Prison rather than with the officers in officer's prison at Macon, GA.  This story is generally connected to Captain Asa Hayes but Hayes was definitely in officer's prison in Macon.  Bartholomew's widow applied for a pension in 1867 and there is a minor's application also.  MR #124

BARTHOLOMEW, THOMAS P, Co A, corporal/commissary sergeant, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered in Jackson, TN on 8/18/62 at age 46.  He was 5’8” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, a carpenter (1850 census), born in NC.  He brought his own horse and equipment.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia but was exchanged through Charleston, SC on 12/11/64.  Taken to Annapolis, MD, then to the hospital at Camp Chase, OH, he died of scurvy on 1/22/65.  He was buried in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Section M, #221 in Columbus, OH and has a military marker.  His wife, Permelia A Bartholomew, was appointed administrator of his estate which had a balance of $69.50 in February 1868.  Permelia applied for and received a widow’s pension ($8 per month) in 1870. Thomas P and Permelia were the parents of Edward A and Milton B Bartholomew, also of Company A.  MR #125

BARTHOLOMEW, MILTON B, Co A, private, enlisted for 3 years in Saulsbury, TN on 8/1/63 and mustered at Union City, TN on 12/15/63 at age 19.  At some point he was charged for 1 saddle blanket ($4.50) and 1 halter ($2.40), perhaps he lost them.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Bartholomew spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Exchanged through North East Ferry, NC on 2/27/65, he was taken to Camp Chase, OH.  No discharge date is given.  Most released prisoners received early disability discharges.  Bartholomew returned to Henderson Co, TN and married Eliza W Smith soon after the war.  He joined the Lexington Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #81 in 1889 and applied for/received an invalid pension the same year.  In the 1890 veterans' census Bartholomew lived near the Lexington, TN Post Office and was still living in Henderson Co in the 1910 census.  He was able to read and write. Bartholomew died at Lexington, TN on 1/29/1929.  MR #126

BASS, JAMES T, Companies B & C, private/corporal, enlisted for 3 years in either Clarksburg or Lexington TN on 7/7/63 at age 25 and mustered at Paducah, KY on 10/10/64.  He was 5’7” tall, fair complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, a farmer, born in either Marshall Co or Henderson Co, TN (both given).  Bass was taken prisoner at Como, TN on 10/7/63.  There were six men on the 7th Tennessee records who were captured at Como that day.  They appear, however, to belong to the 3rd TN Cavalry, not the 7th.  Imprisoned in Danville, VA with chronic rheumatism by 4/22/64, Bass was removed to a prison in Richmond, VA on 4/23/64 where he was said to have chronic diarrhea.   Released from captivity on 5/8/64, he was sent to Camp Chase, OH on 6/20/64 and promoted to corporal in November, 1864.  He deserted, however, on 12/25/64 from Camp Chase and no discharge is recorded.  A minor child, George Bass, applied for a pension while living in Illinois in February 1908 but it seems to have been denied. MR #127

BASSETT, W D, Co C.  Bassett has no muster roll records but has a military marker in the Beaufort, SC National Cemetery in section 23, grave #139.  He was most likely captured at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and taken to Andersonville Prison.  He would have died in one of the smaller prisons.  MR No #

BATEMAN, GREEN, Co. D, private, enlisted for 1 year at Trenton, TN on 10/1/62 and mustered the next day at age 25.  He supplied his own horse and equipment.  His muster roll contains no other information and there are several Green Batemans in the area.  He married Lucinda Haywood in 1847.  Lucinda Crews, et al, applied for a pension in December 1897 on Green Bateman's service. MR #128

BATEMAN, J(OHN) J, Co. I, private, enlisted for 3 years in Buena Vista, TN on 10/1/63, but never mustered.  He was born on 11/25/45 so the government may have discovered he was not yet 18.  Nothing else is in his 7th Tennessee muster roll records.  He enlisted again in Co. K 2nd TN Mounted Infantry, a company that had many Carroll Co, TN men, some from the one year re-enlistments from the 7th Tennessee.  His younger brother, Wm Riley Bateman, was also in the same regiment.  Riley gave his age as 19 when he was not yet 17.  Their parents were William and Mary Haywood of Carroll Co, TN.  John Bateman married Matilda Jane Robinson in 1867.  He applied for and received an invalid pension in 1898.  Bateman died in 1925 and is buried in Mt. Comfort Cemetery, Carroll Co, TN.  His grave has a military marker for the 2nd TN Mounted Infantry.  His wife, Tilda Jane Bateman, applied for a widow’s pension in February 1930.  MR #129

BATEY, JOHN H, Companies E & C, private, enlisted for 3 years on 6/25/62 at Shiloh, TN by Captain Parsons, mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at age 24.  He was 5’5” tall, dark complexion, grey eyes, black hair, a farmer, born in Switzerland, IN but his residence was Brooklyn, Johnson Co, IL.  Captured at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/62 and paroled by Forrest, he may not have spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase, OH with the other captives since he was AWOL by April 1863.  He returned to the regiment at some point but was captured again, this time at Union City, TN on 3/24/64.  After that he made his escape at some unknown time.  The next comment on the record is a mention of his return on 1/1/65.  In the military hospital at Jeffersonville, IN by May 1865 with scrobutus, Batey was discharged due to disability on 6/26/65.  Given travel funds from Louisville, KY to Huntingdon, TN, Batey is not, however, on the Carroll Co 1870 census..  In 1897, someone in Missouri filed a claim for a pension for a minor child, Sarah Sutton, on the basis of Batey’s service.  MR #130

BATTEN (BATTON), DANIEL, Co. E, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 6/23/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at age 50.  He was 5’8” tall, fair complexion, grey eyes, black hair, a blacksmith, born in Montgomery Co, NC, and a resident of Carroll Co, TN in 1860.  He contracted cholera in October, 1862 at Huntingdon, TN after only a “few days duty.”  Captured at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/62, Batten was paroled by Forrest.  He may have spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase, OH with  the other captives from Trenton.  Stationed in the fall of 1863 on the Tennessee/Mississippi line,  he was sent with the sick to Union City, TN on 11/1/63.  The surgeon reported Batten as suffering from “old age” and with partial dementia affecting his brain, which he had even previous to entering the service.  He was ill in Jan/Feb 1864 and was unfit even for the invalid corps.  Batten was discharged at Mound City, IL on 4/11/64 on disability.  His wife, Matilda E Batton, applied for and received a widow’s pension in 1878.  MR #131

BEARD, MILES C, Co. B, private, enlisted for 3 years and mustered in at Columbus, KY on 7/27/64 at age 18.  He was 5’8” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, black hair, a farmer, born in Wilson Co, TN. He was due a $100 bounty for enlistment.  Beard was in the hospital at Paducah, KY by September of 1864 and died of spinal meningitis at the Paducah, KY Post Hospital on 11/10/64.  He is buried in the National Cemetery at Mound City, IL in grave # K-4794.  MR #135

BEATEN (BEATON), CHRISTOPHER C, Companies D & A, private, enlisted for 3 years and mustered in on 1/13/64 at age 33, along with his brother William (below).  Christopher was born 11/24/1832 to McComb and Mary Beaton of Benton Co, TN.  His record mentions a lost revolver worth $8.  Two months after Christopher’s enlistment he was captured at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 by Forrest’s troops and taken to Andersonville prison in Georgia.  Exchanged through Savannah, GA on 11/19/64 he most likely received a disability discharge but his muster roll has no date.  After the war he married Elizabeth Van Manning in Benton Co, TN on 12/26/65.  Beaten applied for and received an invalid pension in 1887.  He died on 12/12/1907 and is buried in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Benton Co, TN.  His wife received a widow’s pension in February 1908.  MR #136

BEATON, WILLIAM (D), Companies D & A, private, enlisted for 3 years in Paris, TN on 1/14/64 and mustered in at Columbus, KY on 6/14/64 at age 24.  He was the son of McComb and Mary Beaton of Benton Co, TN.  Beaton escaped capture at Union City and spent time in Columbus and Paducah, KY with a detachment of the 7th in the spring and summer of 1864.  His records show charges for an $8 ( revolver?), a $2.45 (something) and a $1 horse brush.  In February and March of 1865 he was on guard duty at the corral at Paducah, KY.  Although no discharge date is given he most likely mustered out with the regiment on 8/9/65 at Nashville, TN.  He married Caroline H Clement of Benton County.  Beaton appears to be the W. D. Beaton who died in March 1876 and is buried in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Benton Co, TN.  John M Beaton, et al, applied for a minors' pension in August of 1889.  MR #137

BEATTY, GEORGE, Co C.  This man's widow was denied a pension in 1871.  He has no records in the muster rolls of the 7th Tennessee.

BEATTY, JOHN H, Co C & E.  In 1897 a minor applied for a pension but it was denied.  Beatty has no records in the muster rolls of the 7th Tennessee.

BEATTY, JOHN W, Companies K & C, captain.  Beatty began his military career in the 3rd MI Mounted Infantry.  His descriptive roll indicates that he was 28 years old, 5’11” tall, light complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, a native of Ireland and a sailor by profession when he enlisted in Detroit, MI as a sergeant on 9/8/61. He transferred to the 7th Tennessee on 7/6/63 to become captain of the newly mustered Co K, for whose recruitment he had been primarily responsible.  Captured at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 with the regiment, Beatty escaped near Humboldt, TN, violating parole.  On 4/12/64, he wrote a damaging report and gave testimony before a joint committee of Congress about the surrender at Union City.  Later at Columbus, Kentucky he faced court martial proceedings due to having brought a woman into camp, introducing her as his wife while he remained married to another.  Declared guilty on 9/1/64, he deserted.  Beatty returned to Michigan. Denied an invalid pension in 1895, he managed by some means to gain admission to the Old Soldier’s Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan in June 1896.  In January 1898 he left the home, checked himself into a local hotel and overdosed on morphine.  He died in a few hours after being taken back to the home.  Buried in the Old Soldier’s Home Cemetery, Beatty's military marker and obituary fail to take into account his service in the 7th Tennessee, his court-martial or desertion, only his early service in the 3rd  Michigan.  There is more information in the officers' biographies in the appendix of "Hawkins' Tories."  MR #141

BELEW, JOHN G, Co G, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/5/62 and mustered on 11/9/62 at age 32.  He was 5’11 ½” tall, light complexion, hazel eyes, auburn hair, a carpenter, born in Carroll Co, TN (6/5/1830).  Belew was the regimental clerk by December of 1862.  Captured in December 1862 he spent time in parole camp in Columbus, OH (Camp Chase).  He mustered out of the service on 10/25/63 at the end of his one year enlistment.  Belew lost his first wife, Adaline Parker, by the time of his enlistment.  He remarried after the war to M. Mitchell.  A Whig before the war, Belew became a Republican afterward and joined the Masons.  He applied and received an invalid pension in the 1890s.  In the veterans' census of 1890, Belew lived near the post office at Clarksburg, TN.  He filed a Loyalist Claim for losses during the war but it was barred.  Dying on 3/28/1899, he is buried in New Hope Cemetery east of Yuma in Carroll Co, TN.  He appears to have been the son of Jacob Belew of Carroll Co, TN.  MR #147

BELEW, THOMAS, Co G, captain, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/5/62 and mustered on 11/9/62 at age 39.  Born in Giles County, Alabama, Belew moved to Clarksburg, Carroll County, TN with his family when a child.  He raised Company G mainly from among his neighbors in the Clarksburg area.  Belew was 6’1” tall, light complexion, hazel eyes and dark hair, a farmer.  Captured at Trenton, TN with the regiment in December 1862, he spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase, OH.  While there he resigned his commission and received an honorable discharge on 4/10/63 after only nine months service. After the war he returned to farming and may have owned a saloon for a time in the Clarksburg, TN area.  He applied for, and received, restitution from the Southern Claims Commission for losses during the war.  Belew has a military marker with no dates in the Bennett-Belew Cemetery near Clarksburg, TN.  He died about 1875.  A photo of Belew in uniform and more information can be found in Appendix A of "Hawkins' Tories."  MR #148

BELL, WILLIAM H, Co G, 5th corporal, enlisted for 1 year on 8/5/62 and mustered on 11/9/62 at age 36.  Bell resided in Carroll Co, TN in the 1860 census.  He seems to have escaped capture at the battles of Lexington and Trenton, TN but was captured at Ripley, TN on 6/10/63 along with men reportedly AWOL from La Grange, TN.  Taken to prison in on Belle Island, Richmond, VA, Bell was admitted to Hospital #21 on 11/22/63 and died of rheumatism and acute diarrhea on 12/24/63.  He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery but was moved to the Richmond National Cemetery, Section 8A #1517.  The son of Charles and Nancy McArthur Bell, he married Eliza Jane Howell in Montgomery Co, NC in 1847.   His widow applied for a pension in February 1867 and moved to Gibson Co, TN by 1870.  MR #150

BELEW, AARON, Co C, private, enlisted for 1 year in Paducah, KY on 3/1/65 and mustered at Nashville on 8/5/65 near the end of the war.  He was recruited by Lieutenant Neely for Company M and was due a bounty of $33.33.  Belew was 5’11”, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Gibson Co, TN to James Monroe and Mary Belew.    He lost a poncho worth $3 and a saddle blanket worth $3, for which he paid, and he kept his pistol at a cost of  $8.  He married Nancy Elizabeth Quinn and died about 1918 in Greenfield, Weakley Co, TN.  MR #151

BENNETT, BENJAMIN F, Co F, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/5/62 at age 18.  He was the son of William and Sarah Bennett of Carroll Co, TN, who gave their consent for his enlistment.  Bennett was captured in Huntingdon, TN on 12/24/62 shortly after the battles of Lexington and Trenton, TN.  Paroled by Forrest he should have reported to parole camp at Camp Chase, OH but he deserted on 2/2/63.  He married Elizabeth McCain on 12/4/1872.  His mother, Sarah Bennett, applied for a mother’s pension in June 1895 but it was denied.  MR #152

BENNETT, SAMUEL, Co G, private, enlisted for 1 year at Trenton, TN on 1/15/63 and mustered at Trenton on 1/24/63 at age 46.  He brought his own horse and equipment. His muster rolls have little information except that he was sick in a hospital from 5/12/63.  Bennett was discharged at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63 at the expiration of his 1 year enlistment.  His wife appears to have been Amanda Bennett who applied for a pension in 1887.   MR #153

BENNETT, SAMUEL F (H), private, Co F, enlisted for 1 year on 9/12/62 in Carroll Co, TN by Captain Hawkins and mustered on 9/24/62 at age 19, with the consent of his parents, Elijah and Margaret J Horton Bennett.  He was 5’11” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN.  Bennett seems to have been captured and paroled at Trenton, TN in December 1862.  He developed tuberculosis of the right lung, chronic pneumonia and general debility which resulted in an early discharge on 3/4/63 at the Camp Chase, OH parole camp.  Bennett married Martha A Williams in 1868.  He applied to the Southern Claims Commission for compensation for the loss of personal property during the war.  MR #154

BENNETT, WILLIAM (WILSON) R, Co I, private, enlisted for 3 years in Carroll Co, TN on 9/15/63 and mustered at Union City, TN on 12/15/63 at about 33 years old.  Captured at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Bennett died on 10/20/64 (or 10/8/64) of scurvy in a prison hospital in Savannah, GA awaiting exchange.  He is on the NY Times Savannah death list as dying on the earlier date that the date in the muster roll.  His wife, Martha Hammett Bennett, whom he married in 1857, applied for a widow’s pension in 1867.  A minor child applied for a pension in 1871 with A R Givens? as guardian.  In the 1883 list of pensioners, Martha A Bennett lived in Hollow Rock, TN and received $8 per month compensation.  MR #155

BENTLEY, FRANKLIN E(VAN), Co M, private, enlisted for 3 years in Adamsville, TN on 9/1/73, mustered on 12/21/63 at age 38.  He brought his own horse and equipment.  Bentley is presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 since he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He was one of the last men released from the eastern prisons and was exchanged through Jacksonville, FL on 4/28/65.  Taken to Camp Chase, OH by 5/18/65, Bentley was diagnosed with scurvy and was discharged due to disability on 6/23/65.  A Hardin Co, TN resident, he married first Thursa McKinney and then Caroline Elizabeth Bunnell in 1861.  Bently applied and received an invalid pension in the 1880s, while living in Tennessee and died on 12/25/1893.  His 2nd wife received a widow’s pension in Tennessee in 1894, but she later moved to Oklahoma.  MR #156

BENTON, WILLIAM B, Companies D & A, 4th corporal, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/24/62 in his mid twenties.  He deserted at Saulsbury, TN on 8/15/63 but apparently returned as it was later removed.  Benton re-enlisted in the 7th Tennessee on 1/14/64 and mustered on 6/14/64 into Co A.  Not captured with the regiment at Union City on 3/24/64, he would have spent the spring and summer of 1864 in Columbus, KY and the rest of the war in Paducah, KY.  The rolls do not give a discharge date but the regiment disbanded on 8/9/65 at Nashville.  Benton married Sarah McAuley on 1/31/56.  He applied for and received an invalid pension in 1880 and died in Knob Lick, MO on 9/12/1917.  His 2nd wife, Amanda Benton, received a widow’s pension in 1918 while living in St Francois, MO.  MR #157

BEVEL (BEVIL), DAVID R, Co G, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/5/62 at age 17.  He was 5’3 ½” tall, light complexion, black eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Henry Co, TN to William S and Rebecca Bevill.  Captured at either the battle of Lexington or Trenton, TN in December 1862, Bevil was paroled and sent to Camp Chase, OH to await exchange.  There is no further information in the muster rolls.  Bevil may have served in Co K 2nd TN Mounted Infantry after his discharge from the 7th Tennessee.  His mother Rebecca Bevil applied for and received a mother’s pension, in 1884 which indicates Bevil left the military in good standing.  A Rebecca Bevil lived in Gibson Co, TN near the Humboldt Post Office in the 1890 veterans' census but she was reported as a widow, not mother of a US soldier.   MR #160

BIBB, ALEXANDER, Co D.  This man has no muster roll records but is listed on the Andersonville Prison death list as a member of the 7th Tennessee who died on 6/27/64.  Bibb is buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery, Section J, #2939.

BIGGS, JAMES T, Companies M & C, private, enlisted for 3 years by Lieutenant Neely in Boydsville/Union City, TN on 9/1/63 and mustered on 12/21/63 at age 20.  He was 5’6” tall, fair complexion, grey eyes, auburn hair, a farmer, born in Weakley Co, TN.  Biggs is presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 since he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Exchanged through Wilmington, NC on 3/1/65, he was taken to the hospital in Annapolis, MD suffering with chronic diarrhea and typhoid.  By June 1865 Biggs was absent, having been left sick in the country.  By July 1865 he was hospitalized in Paducah, KY.  The muster rolls do not give a discharge date.  By 1880s Biggs applied for and received an invalid pension.  His wife, Cynthia E Biggs, received a widow’s pension in the early 1900s.  MR #162

BINUM (BYNUM), WILLIAM, Co M, enlisted in Boydsville, TN for 3 years at age 18.  He has nothing further in his muster roll records.  He is presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 since he spent time in Andersonville Prison and in Savannah, GA.  The NY Times death list names a William Bynum of the 7th Tennessee as dying on 9/19/64 in the hospital at Savannah, GA.  His mother, Nancy Bynum, applied for a mother’s pension on his service in August 1894.  The pension gives James Neeley Binum and William Benjamin Binum as aliases for this soldier.  MR #163 

BIRDWELL, ALBERT H, Co D, private, enlisted for one year in Carroll County, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/24/62 at age 22 (born 7/16/1840 to Isaac and Susan Page Birdwell of Carroll Co, TN).  He brought his own horse and equipment.  Nothing else is in his muster roll.  Birdwell applied for and received an invalid pension in 1891.  He also filled out a Civil War Questionnaire in the early 1900s.  In it he says his parents were dead when the war began, that they had no slaves, that the battle of Lexington, TN was his only battle and that he was discharged at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  He married three times.  The first two were  Ann Butler and Mary Elizabeth ?.  His 3rd wife, Dona Dickerson, applied for a widow’s pension, in December 1924 after Birdwell died at Buena Vista, TN on 11/20/24.  He is buried in the Birdwell Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN.  MR #164

BIRKETT, WILLIAM D, Co K, corporal, enlisted for 3 years in Decatur Co, TN by Lieutenant Wallace and mustered in on 4/15/63 at age 20.  He was 5’11” tall, light complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Decatur Co, TN.  Birkett is presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 since he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia, where he died on 6/12/64 of diarrhea acute.  He is buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery in grave #1876.  The NY Times death list and the Andersonville list give his name as Birkel. MR #165

BURKETT, WILLIAM H, Co A, private, received a $100 bounty for enlistment and was at Camp Todd, OH just before his discharge at Louisville, KY on 6/26/65.  He was given permission to travel from Louisville to Saulsbury, TN. Burkett has very little information in his muster roll. He might be the W H Burkett, age 16, in the Henderson Co, TN 1860 census.  Dead by 1892, his widow, Rebecca E Burkett, applied for a pension, #543,761, while living in Texas.  MR #165

BISHOP, WILEY, Co H, corporal, enlisted in Lexington, TN on 9/24/62 and mustered the same day in Trenton, TN.  He would have been about 20 years old.  Bishop is presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 since he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died of typhoid on 8/23/64.  He was buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery in grave #6672.   Bishop was a resident of Henderson Co, TN in the 1860 census.  In 1867 the mother of Landon W Bishop applied for and received a dependent parent pension.  MR #166

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