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Updated 7/3/2012

BLACKWELL (BLACKNALL), THOMAS Y, has no muster roll records.  Nancy H Blackwell's widow's pension application in 1867 filed with the Committee on Invalid Pensions (H R 2701) lists him as a private who joined the 7th Tennessee in December 1863.  Captured at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he died in Andersonville Prison on 9/17/64.  Blackwell is incorrectly listed on the Andersonville death list as Thomas Blackner of Company L.  There was no Co L.  This most likely was a misreading of Co I.

BLAKELEY (BLAKENEY, BLAKNEY), BENJAMIN, Co E, farrier/corporal, enlisted for 3 years at Huntingdon, Carroll Co, TN on 8/27/62 and mustered at Humboldt TN on 9/24/62 at age 37.  He was 5’7 ¾” tall, dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Montgomery Co,TN.  Captured at either the battle of Lexington or Trenton, TN in late December 1862, he spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase, OH before being exchanged.  Blakney 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 chronic diarrhea on 10/10/64.  His widow, Martha Smothers Blakeney, applied for and received a pension in 1867.  Martha Blakney was still in Carroll Co, TN in the 1880 census and in 1883 received $8 per month pension.  MR #168

BLANKENSHIP, CALEB (F), Companies A & C, private, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington TN on 8/18/62 and mustered at Jackson, TN on 8/28/62 at age 30.  He was 5’6” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN.  He received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  While with the detachment at La Grange, TN Blankenship deserted on 6/20/63 and was captured at Mt. Pinson/Jacks Creek, TN by the 10th TN Cavalry CSA, along with at least 20 other deserters from the regiment.  Taken to prison in Richmond, VA, these 21 men were exchanged within four days of arrival.  Sent first to Camp Parole, MD, they joined the members of the 7th awaiting exchange at Camp Chase, OH on 7/17/63.  Blankenship's whereabouts in 1864 is unknown but he was sick in the hospital at Paducah, KY by 5/6/65.  Moved to the hospital in Jeffersonville, IN, he died of inflammation of the brain on 6/12/65 (muster roll) or 1/14/65 (tombstone).  He was buried in Jeffersonville, IN, section 3 #433, but currently is in the New Albany, IN National Cemetery in grave #686.  His widow, Elizabeth, applied for and received pension in 1871.  She was living in Henderson Co, TN in the 1890 veterans’ census.  Blankenship appears to have been the son of Caleb Franklin and Mary Wood Blankenship.  MR #170

BLANKENSHIP (BLANKINSHIP), MARTIN, Co A, private, enlisted for 3 years in Jackson, TN on 8/18/62 and mustered on 8/28/62 at age 36.  He was 6’1” tall, grey eyes, dark hair, born in and a resident of Henderson Co, TN, 15th district.  He received a bounty for enlistment and furnished his own horse and equipment.  Blankinship  has several desertions on his records, 11/20/62, April 63, 5/10/63 and 6/20/63.  He was not captured with the regiment in March 1864, most likely because he was in and out of hospitals from March 1864-June 1865.  When well enough, he served as a nurse.  The last hospital was probably in Jeffersonville, IN since he mustered out on 6/10/65 through Louisville, KY.  Blankinship applied and received an invalid pension in 1883 while living in Arkansas.  His wife, Angeline Blankinship, applied for and received a widow's pension on 5/3/1900.  MR #171

BLANKENSHIP, PLEASANT H, Co A, private, enlisted for 3 years at age 26.  Blankenship contracted pneumonia and returned to his home in 15th district of Henderson Co, TN where he died on 2/2/63.  His wife, Sarah J Autry Blankenship, applied for a widow’s pension in 1871 and was still a resident of the 15th district in the 1890 veterans’ census. MR #172

BLANKENSHIP, DANIEL S, Co D, private.  He was  in the 15th District of Henderson Co, TN in the 1860 census.  The only information that connects him to the 7th Tennessee is from the 1890 veterans’ census.  He is not on the muster rolls.  Blankenship lived near the Darden, TN Post office in 1890. He married Permelia Powers and died 5/11/1910 at age 68.  He appears to be the son of Isham and Mahala Blankenship of Henderson Co, TN.

BLEDSAW, JOHN, Co C, private, is on the muster rolls from 10/31/63 through 2/29/64.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Bledsaw spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia and died at Camp Lawton, Millen, GA on 11/18/64.  His wife, Hepzibah E Bledsaw, applied for a pension in 1872 while living in Henderson Co, TN.  In 1878 the minor children,  Harriett et al minors, applied, either due to the marriage or death of the mother.  MR #173

BLOODWORTH, (WILLIAM) RUFUS, Co B, private, enlisted in Carroll Co, TN on 9/1/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 9/1/62.  Born on 2/14/1845, he seems to be the son of Frank and Martha Greer Bloodworth of Benton Co, TN.  He was only 17 at enlistment and 19 when he mustered out.  He received $100 bounty for enlistment.  Bloodworth was captured and paroled at Parker’s Crossroads, TN on 12/25/63 and again at Dresden, TN on 1/9/63 by Forrest’s troops.  He returned to the regiment in time to be captured by Duckworth’s command on 3/24/64 at Union City, TN.  Taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia, Bloodworth was in one of the last groups from Andersonville to be exchanged.  He reached Jacksonville, FL on 4/25/65 and mustered out at Camp Chase, OH on 5/19/65, most likely due to disability.  Married to Lucinda Black, they lived in Benton Co, TN in the 1870 census but when Bloodworth applied for an invalid pension in 1883, they were living in Illinois.  He died on 11/25/1926 and is buried in Wolf Creek/Palestine Cemetery in Williamson Co, IL.  He has a 7th Tennessee Cavalry military marker on his grave.  MR #174

BOATWRIGHT, ANNANIAS, Co A, 4th sergeant, enlisted for 3 years in Jackson, TN on 8/18/62 and mustered on 8/28/62 at age 25.  Boatwright brought his own horse and equipment.   He went AWOL in June 1863 but returned by July.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Boatwright was taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died on 6/27/64 of dysentery acute.  The NY Times Andersonville death list gives him as “A. Boatwright.”  He may be related to  Samuel Boatwright  since they enlisted at the same time.  He might be the son of Thomas and Susan Boatwright, listed as "Norris" in the 1850 census of Henderson Co, TN.  MR #177

BOATWRIGHT, SAMUEL, Co A, private, enlisted and mustered same as Annanias Boatwright.  He was 29 years old, the son of Thomas and Susan Boatwright listed in the 1850 census of Henderson Co, TN.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  He is listed in the muster rolls as AWOL from 5/10/63 through 1/1/64.  Boatwright was captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Transferred from Andersonville to a prison in Florence, SC he died there on 10/23/64.  His wife was Nancy Caroline Derrosett Boatwright.  She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Henderson Co, TN.  A minor applied for an pension in 1880.   MR #178

M BODKINS, MEAKLEY, Co H, private.  There is no further information except that he died in Andersonville Prison on 9/14/64.  Company H men were generally from Henderson Co, TN but he does not appear in the 1860 Henderson Co, TN census.  The mother of "Mark" Bodkins applied for a dependent parent pension in 1874.  MR #179

BOLLARD (BALLARD, BULLARD), DAVID C, Co K, private, is said to have been enlisted by Lieutenant J J Wallace in Decatur Co, TN or Jackson, TN on 5/30/63 and mustered in on 4/15/63, which does not compute.  He was 18 years old, 5’6” tall, light complexion, light eyes, black hair, born in Dyer Co, TN, a farmer.  He deserted at Paducah, KY in March 1865 and joined the 12th Battery of the Indiana Light Artillery.  He was to be stopped for payment of one Union Carbine, which he broke and destroyed.  No further information in his file.  He died on 9/14/1924 in Hickman, KY.  MR #182

BOLTON, WILLIAM P, Co A, sergeant/private, enlisted for 3 years at Lexington, TN on 8/18/62 and mustered at Jackson, TN on 8/18/62 at age 18.  He was 5’11 ½” tall, fair complexion, dark eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Franklin Co, NC.  He was captured and paroled by Forrest’s troops at the battle of Parker’s Crossroads on 12/31/62.  He reported to Benton Barracks, MO in January 1863 as instructed and most likely spent time in Camp Chase, OH.  At some point, however, he went AWOL and received a dishonorable discharge.  In the 1890 veterans’ census he was a resident of Texas and lived in Red River Co near the Defort Post Office in Lamar Co.  He reported that he had left the military on 8/15/63.  MR #184

BOWMAN (BOMAN), JONATHAN, Co C, enlisted and mustered at Jackson, TN on 9/5/62 at age 18,  (b. 3/22/43).  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he spent time in Andersonville Prison where he died on 7/22/64 of diarrhea.  He is buried in grave #3786.  He seems to be the son of Simeon and brother to James Wiley Boman, below.  There is a memorial marker for him in the Bowman Cemetery in Jeannett, Decatur County, TN.  His age is given at 21 years, 4 months and 7 days.  MR #185

BOMAN (BOWMAN), SIMEON, Co C, private, enlisted and mustered same as Jonathan, above, age 48.  He deserted on 11/11/63.  Boman seems to have misrepresented his age since his tombstone in the Bowman Cemetery in Jeannett, Decatur County, TN says that he died on 1/27/1866 at age 63.  MR #186

BOMAN (BOWMAN), (JAMES) WILEY, Companies C & A, corporal, enlisted by Captain Hays for 3 years and mustered same as Jonathan, Simeon and William T, below.  He was 27 years old, 5’5” tall, dark hair, dark eyes, a farmer born in Decatur Co, TN (1/22/1836).  He received $100 bounty for enlistment and furnished his own horse and equipment.  Boman does not seem to have been captured at Union City, TN with the regiment.  After being absent in the hospital for March and April 1865, he mustered out with the regiment at Nashville on 8/7/65.  He married Eliza J Lewis.  When  Boman applied for an invalid pension in 1879 some of the neighbors tried to block his application by accusing him of crimes during the war.  (Account is in the National Archives).  A hearing determined that he was innocent and he received a pension.  In the 1890 veterans’ census he lived near Bible Hill in Decatur Co, TN.  He joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #56 in 1892 at age 57.  Boman died 8/6/1909 in Decatur Co, TN.  His wife, Eliza, received a widow’s pension in 1916.  MR #187

BOMAN (BOWMAN), WILLIAM, Companies C & A, 2nd corporal, enlisted same as Jonathan, Simeon, and Wiley.  He was 19, 5’7” tall, black hair, black eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN (1/16/1843).  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Bowman spent time in the Andersonville, GA and Florence, SC prisons.  He was released through North East Ferry (Wilmington), NC on 2/27/64, and was sent directly to the hospital at Annapolis, MD on 3/12/65, where he received two months pay.  He was in Baltimore, MD by 3/25/65.  Bowman married Mary Elizabeth Johnson on 11/11/1865.  In 1885 he applied for an invalid pension.  Bowman was still in Decatur Co, TN at the time of the 1890 veterans’ census and lived near the Jeannett, TN Post Office.  He moved to Liberty Township in Stoddard Co, Missouri and died on 2/8/1921.  Bowman is buried in the Stevens Chapel Cemetery near Molden, Dunklin Co, MO.  His widow, Mary E Bowman, applied for a pension in February 1921.  MR #188

BOND(S), ANDREW J(ACKSON), Co B, private, enlisted for 3 years in Carroll Co, TN on 8/21/62 and mustered on 8/26/62 in Humboldt, TN.  He was about 33 at the time.  Bonds escaped capture at the battles of Lexington and Trenton, TN in Dec 1862 and was stationed with the detachment in Jackson, TN in January through March 1863 before being sent to La Grange, TN in April 1863.  He died of pneumonia in the hospital at Grand Junction, TN on 6/11/63.  Bonds wrote several letters to his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Glawson, while he was at Jackson/La Grange and Grand Junction.  The letters reveal a man very lonesome to see his wife and children and very sad about the attempt to dissolve the Union.  Andrew’s brother, John Bonds, wrote the letter that informed Elizabeth of Andrew’s death.  The letters are mentioned frequently in “Hawkins’ Tories.”  Elizabeth Bonds received a pension in 1867 and lived near the Buena Vista, TN Post Office in 1890.  MR #192

BOND, JACOB M, Co I, private, furnished his own horse and equipment.  Bond died in Andersonville Prison on 11/10/64.  There is no other information in his muster rolls.  MR #193

BOND, R(OBERT) J, Co I, private, enlisted for 3 years at Buena Vista, TN on 10/1/63 at about age 23 (census).  He was captured at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and died in Mobile, AL while the regiment was on its way to Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Bond is buried in the Mobile Cemetery National Cemetery and has a military marker on his grave.  Robert J Bond was a brother to Andrew Jackson Bond and John Bond.  They were sons of Elisha and Martha Bennett Bond.  MR #195

BOND, JOHN, Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 6/21/62 and mustered at Jackson, TN on 8/1/62 at age 30.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Bond was one of the 100 or more members of the detachment of the 7 Tennessee stationed at forts along the Tennessee/Mississippi border who went AWOL in June 1863.  He left Saulsbury, TN and was captured at Ripley, TN on 6/10/63 "on his way home," along with several others.  Taken to prison in Richmond, VA,  Bond died of chronic diarrhea on 3/28/64.  He left a widow, Nancy J Wright Bond, whom he had married in 1852.  She received a pension of $8 per month, beginning on February 1882 and there is a minor's pension also.  MR #194

BONDS, JAMES K POLK, Companies B & C, private, enlisted by Lieutenant Helmer for 3 years and mustered in Columbus, KY on 8/4/64 at age 18.  He was 5’8” tall, fair complexion, black eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Benton Co, TN.  Bonds was in the hospital by 12/10/64 and eventually deserted.  His muster roll gives 8/9/65 as his discharge date but adds “deserted” beneath it.  He might be the James Bond in the Benton Co, TN 1860 census who was "bound" to James Harrison.  MR #197

BOREN, JOHN, Co C, corporal, he furnished his own horse and equipment.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Boren spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He died in Savannah, GA awaiting exchange on 9/17/64 according to his muster roll but on 9/8/64 according to the Savannah Hospital death list published by the NY Times.  Boren’s wife, Minerva Dennison Boren applied for a widow’s pension in 1866.  She was a resident of Lone Elm in Henderson Co, TN at that time.  Her brother, William Henry Dennison, was also in the 7th Tennessee.  MR #200

BOREN, LAWSON B, Co C, quartermaster sergeant, enlisted for 3 years in Jackson, TN on 9/5/62 at age 29 (b. 3/13/1829).  Captured and paroled at either Lexington or Trenton, TN in late December, 1862 he reported, as ordered, to Benton Barracks in Missouri by March 1863.  From there the paroled members of the regiment went to Camp Chase in Columbus, OH to await exchange.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Boren spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He was delivered through the parole camp at Black River, MS on 4/1/65 and was paroled through Vicksburg, MS on 4/6/65.  Taken up the Mississippi River to Benton Barracks, MO, he spent time in the hospital before mustering out at Camp Chase, OH on 7/7/65, due to debility.  He was given transportation to Jackson, TN.  By 1870 Boren was living in Henderson Co, TN with wife Morning Flowers Boren.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1883.  In 1890 he told the census taker that his health problems included chronic diarrhea and scurvy.  Boren joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #81 in 1889 and died 11/4/1919 in Darden, TN.  His obituary was printed in The Progress, a Henderson Co. newspaper, on 11/7/1919.  He is buried in the Duke Cemetery, Henderson Co, TN.  His widow, Nancy Boren, applied for a widow’s pension in June 1920.  MR #201

BOSTIC (BOSTICK, BOSTIE), EDMOND D, Co D, hospital steward, enlisted for 1 year at Trenton, TN on 8/3/62 and mustered at Trenton on 9/24/62 at age 29.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Bostick was practicing medicine in Decatur Co, TN in 1860 (John L Mitchell's Tennessee Business Directory).  By 1863 he was an acting assistant surgeon in the 7th Tennessee, (James Wiley Boman's pension application papers).  Bostick mustered out at Saulsbury, TN at the end of his one year enlistment on 10/26/63.   In 1864, however, he removed two minie balls from James Wiley Boman of the 7th Tennessee when Boman was shot while on leave in Decatur Co, TN.  In 1890, Bostick joined the Isaac R Hawkins Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #56, giving his residence as Poplar Springs, TN and his occupation as physician.  In 1896 he was an officer of the organization.  Bostick was also the postmaster of Poplar Springs for six months beginning 6/13/1890 and for a year beginning on 10/26/92.  Buried in the Parsons Cemetery in Decatur Co, TN, Bostick has a military marker on his grave with no dates.  There are records of purchases at the Holladay Store in Holladay, TN from 1888-1892.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1890. The Tennessee Medical Association Transactions lists Bostick as a member in 1905, practicing in Parsons, TN.   He had, however, not yet paid his dues.  His widow also received a pension.  MR #205  

BOSWELL, JESSE T, Companies E, B & C, private, enlisted by Captain Parsons for 3 years at Huntingdon, TN on 6/28/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at age 21.  He was 5’10” tall, fair complexion, hazel eyes, sandy hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN.  Captured in the battle of Trenton, TN, Boswell was paroled and later exchanged.  He apparently escaped capture with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/1864.  In this case he probably spent time at Columbus, KY with the detachment before moving to Paducah, KY.  Boswell died of the measles at the post hospital in Paducah, KY on 4/28/65.  His effects were given into the hands of Co C Sergeant William T Melton of Carroll Co, TN, who lived near Boswell's parents, William and Sarah Boswell.  The widow, Ann E Boswell, applied for a widow’s pension in 1868.  A minor child applied later and also received a pension..  James Glosson, a veteran of Co A whom Ann E Boswell Rowland married in 1869, was named guardian.  MR #207

BOSWELL, JOHN J, Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years at Huntingdon, TN on 6/28/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at age 28 (census).  The only thing in John’s muster roll is his death date on 11/14/64.  He is presumed to have been captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and to have died in Andersonville or one of the smaller eastern prisons.  John’s wife, Sarah J Boswell, applied for a widow’s pension in 1867.  She married R. B. Eubanks in 1870.  A minor child applied in 1870.  John J and Jesse T Boswell seem to be the sons of William and Sarah Boswell,  residents of Carroll Co, TN in 1860.  MR #208

BOSWELL, WILLIAM M, Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years at Huntingdon, TN on 6/28/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 (same as Boswells above).  There is little in his muster roll.  He was in the battle of Trenton, TN in Dec 1862 and was paroled to await exchange.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was sent to Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died of scrobutus on 10/16/64.  He is in either grave #1015 or 11015 and is listed on the Andersonville death list as Bosworth.  Boswell might be another son of William and Sarah Boswell.  MR #209

BOWLIN (BOWLEN), JOHN W, Co D, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/24/62 at age 30.  Captured and paroled by Forrest’s troops at Trenton in December 1862, he probably spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase, OH awaiting exchange.  Bolin was mustered out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63 at the expiration of his one year enlistment.  The John W Bowlen living in Henderson Co, TN in the 1890 veterans' census might be this soldier.  MR #210

BOX, EDWARD (EDMUND), Co C, private, enlisted and mustered at Jackson, TN on 9/5/62 at age 21.  There is very little in his muster roll.  He was AWOL at Grand Junction, TN on 6/13/63 at a time when 100 or more members of the detachment also left.  Box died of disease while at home in Decatur Co, TN on 8/4/63.  His wife,  Letitia McCormick Box, applied for a widow's pension.  John G Houston was named guardian of a minor child in a pension application in 1876.  MR #215

BOX, WILLIAM B, Co C, private, enlisted and mustered at Jackson, TN on 9/5/6, same as Edward Box above.  He was 25.  Captured and paroled by Forrest’s troops at Trenton, TN in December 1862, he spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase, OH awaiting exchange.  It was at this camp that Box contracted pneumonia and died on 6/14/63.  He was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, OH, Section M, #30.  MR #216

BOX, JAMES A(LLEN), Co C, private/sergeant, enlisted for 3 years at Clarksburg, TN on 8/10/63 and mustered at Union City, TN on 12/21/63 at age 19.  He received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  Dyers Compendium says he spent time in Andersonville Prison but his muster roll does not mention it.  Box mustered out with the regiment at Nashville on 8/9/65, retaining his pistol and having to pay for a lost poncho.  In the 1890 veterans’ census he was living near the Greenfield Post Office in Weakley Co, TN.  He applied for an invalid pension and died on 10/31/1824 at Greenfield, TN.  His widow, Louvenia A Box, applied for a pension in 1924.  Box appears to be the son of Stephen B and Silvestra Box.  MR #217

BOYD, JABEZ T, Co B, private, enlisted for 3 years in Carroll Co, TN on 8/21/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/26/62 at age 21.  He was 5’11” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, a farmer.  He received $100 bounty for enlistment.  Captured at either Trenton or Lexington, TN in late December 1862 he reported, as ordered, to Benton Barracks, MO.  On 2/3/63 he was sent on to Camp Wallace, later called Camp Chase, OH.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Boyd spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Exchanged through Jacksonville, FL on 4/25/65, he was in one of the last groups of the 7th Tennessee to be released from prison.  Sent to Camp Parole, MD on 5/11/65 then on to Camp Chase, OH by 5/15/65, Boyd received an early discharge on 6/16/65.  He married Emily M Pinkston in 1868, and applied for an invalid pension in 1876.  He resided in Carroll Co, TN in the 1870 census but was living in Illinois by 1880.  He joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #655 in Cottage Home, Williamson Co, IL.  His wife applied for a widow’s pension while still living in Illinois.  Boyd was the son of Thomas and Sarah Boyd.  MR #218

BOYD, ROBERT T, Co B, private, enlisted for 3 years in Carroll Co, TN on 8/21/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/26/62 at the same time and places as his brother Jabez T Boyd.  He was 20 years old (b. 4/12/1845) and received $100 bounty for enlistment.  He does not appear to have been captured at Trenton or Lexington, TN but is with the detachment in May and June 1863, stationed most likely on the Tennessee/Mississippi line.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Boyd spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He was released through Jacksonville, FL at the same time as his brother Jabez and was discharged from the service on the same day, as well.  He returned to Carroll Co, TN and lived near Buena Vista, TN in the 1890 veterans' census.  He reported his ailments that year as scurvy and weakness of the eyes.  Boyd applied for and received an invalid pension, #161,411/120,721 (unknown year).  He died on 4/1/1904 and is buried in the Spellings Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN with a military marker on his grave.  His wife, Lincy E Boyd, received a widow’s pension.  MR #219

BOYD, THOMAS B(UTLER), Co E, private/corporal, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 6/28/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62.  He would have been about 39 at the time (census).  Captured at Trenton, TN and paroled to Camp Chase, OH, he was exchanged but he did not return to duty.  When he applied for an invalid pension he was not given a certificate, presumably because he deserted.  He seems to have been born in Montgomery Co, NC about 1822 to John Henry and Judith Butler Boyd.  He married Eliza Jane Haywood in 1842 and lived in Carroll and Decatur Counties.  He died around 1909 and is buried in Benton Co, TN in the Old Haywood Cemetery.  MR #220

BRADFIELD, ELISHA (ELIJAH) L(OUIS/EWIS), Co C, private, enlisted for 3 years on 9/5/62 and mustered in on same day in Jackson, TN at age 35.  He was 6’1” tall, sallow complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Bradfield was taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died on 7/31/64.  The Andersonville death list gives his name as "E Egad Bradfield." His wife, Elizabeth Evans Bradfield, whom he married in Hamilton Co, TN on 1/21/46, applied for a widow’s pension, in 1871.  She lived in the Henderson Co, 15th District at the time of the 1890 veterans' census.  There is a memorial to Bradfield beside her tombstone in Mt. Ararat Cemetery in Henderson Co, TN.  It reads, “E. L. Bradfield, husband of Elizabeth, born Nov 22, 1826, died Aug 16, 1864 in Andersonville Prison, aged 37 years, 3 months and 24 days.”  The muster roll date of death is 7/31/64.  MR #221

BRADFORD, HUGH A (ELISON), Co E, private/corporal, enlisted for 3 years at Huntingdon, TN on 6/28/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at about age 34 (census).  His muster roll mentions an exchange without a return to duty, which is problematic since Bradford ended up in Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died of scrobutus on 11/26/64.  Married to Evaline F Hansel on 4/4/1850 in Benton Co, TN, Bradford was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Carroll Co, TN in 1861. His death is recorded in the church records.  Bradford was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Barr Bradford, the brother of Robert Bradford of Co C and the uncle of Robert N Bradford of Co E.   MR #222 & 223

BRADFORD, ROBERT G (YOUNG), Co C, 1st lieutenant, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 6/25/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at age 30/32 years. Bradford was a resident of Benton Co, TN in 1860.   He was not captured with the regiment at Trenton, TN but rather spent time with the detachment in the forts along the Tennessee/Mississippi border in the spring and summer of 1863.  Deserting from military prison at La Grange, TN on 6/30/63, he took a government horse and equipment with him.  Bradford was picked up by rebels on 6/27/63 and sent to Richmond, VA where he was placed in Libby, an officers’ prison.  He took part in the building of a tunnel and made his escape, along with several other officers, on 2/9/64.  This daring escape from a prison in the heart of the Confederacy was a great embarrassment to the rebels and was widely reported in Union newspapers.  Able to reach Union lines on 2/27/64, Bradford returned to duty at Cairo, IL on 4/7/64.  He served as acting adjutant part of 1864.  After the regiment moved to Paducah, KY he became ill and died at the post hospital on 7/2/65 of either pneumonia or delirium tremors.  Bradford is buried in the Mound City Illinois National Cemetery in grave #K4804.  His wife, Mary Francis Hall Bradford, applied for a widow's pension in 1867.   Hee was a brother to Hugh A Bradford.  MR #224

BRADFORD, ROBERT N(ATHANIEL), Companies E, B & C, private, enlisted for 3 years at Huntingdon, TN on 6/28/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 along with Hugh A Bradford.  Lieutenant Robert G Bradford recruited him when was 18 (born 4/25/44).  Bradford was 5’8” tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN.  He seems not to have been captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/1864.  Before Bradford could be discharged he was stopped in order to pay for a complete saddle ($25.00), a saddle blanket ($3.00) and a poncho ($3.00), which he had either lost or was taking home.  The son of James Franklin and Elizabeth Bradford, he married Delilah Moore in 1866 in Benton Co, TN.  She is thought to have died of a rattlesnake bite, leaving five children motherless.  Bradford applied for an invalid pension in 1890.  He moved to Weakley Co, TN then to Clay Co, AR, where he died on 11/26/1917.  He is buried in Piggott Cemetery in Clay Co, AR. His widow applied for a pension in 1918.  MR #225

BRANCH, JOSEPH J, Co F, private, began his military career in the 7th Tennessee Infantry USA then enlisted for 1 year at Trenton, TN on 9/24/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 10/20/62 at age 18.  Branch was 5’8” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Gibson Co, TN (5/18/1844).  His parents, Aaron and Caty Harrison Branch, consented to his enlistment. Branch was captured by Forrest troops in December 1862 and spent time in parole camp in Columbus, OH. (Camp Chase) but was exchanged.  He mustered out in Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/1863 at the end of his 1 year enlistment.  Branch married Nancy Agnes Willis on 1/10/1864 in Carroll Co, TN.  They had at least 11 children. In the 1890 veterans' census  Branch lived near the Peale Grove Post Office in Henderson Co, TN and felt he had been harmed by a previous vaccination, most likely while in the military.  He applied for an invalid pension on 6/22/1894.  Branch said he was “unable to earn support by reason of Disease of the Skin, Disease of the Eyes, Rheumatic Pains, Neuralgias (sic), Kidney Disease and Catarrhal (sic) Affection,” plus his system was run down.  His Post Office address at the time was Spain, Henderson Co, TN.  Branch died on 11/20/1910 in Jackson, TN and is buried in Brown’s Cemetery in Madison Co, TN. His wife applied for a widow's pension in February 1911.   MR #226

BRANCH, LEWIS K, Co C, private, enlisted by Captain Moore for 3 years on 1/25/64 in Union City, TN at age 24.  He was 5’11”, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, a farmer, born in Anson Co, NC.  He enlisted in time to be captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and be taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Branch survived and was exchanged through Savannah, GA on 11/20/64.  He died of pneumonia in March 1865, however, after he arrived at Paducah, KY where the regiment was stationed.  Branch is buried in grave #4692 in the Mound City, IL National Cemetery.  His wife applied for a widow's pension in 1878.   MR #227

BRANCH, WILLIAM M, Co F, private, enlisted for 1 year in Huntingdon, TN on 8/19/62 and mustered on 9/1/62 at age 22.  He was 5’7” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN.  He has no discharge date but he probably served out his one year.  His widow, Priscilla Vinson Branch, lived in Carroll Co, TN in 1880 census.  She applied for a widow’s pension in 1892 while living in Arkansas.  Branch was the son of Aaron and Caty Harrison Branch and a brother to Joseph J Branch.  MR #228

BRAY, WILEY E, Co A.  His widow applied for a pension but it was denied.  He has no records in the muster rolls of the 7th Tennessee.

BRANDON, CHRONICLE S(COTT), Co D, private, enlisted for 1 year on 8/14/62 in Carroll Co and mustered on 9/21/62 at age 27.  He was 5’6” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, born in Carroll Co, TN.  He served as clerk adjutant from 11/4/62 to 12/11/62.  No discharge date is given but he most likely served out his one year enlistment.  In 1871 Brandon was a member of the Christian's Chapel Church of Christ in the northeast corner of Henderson Co, TN.  In 1880 he applied for an invalid pension.  In the 1890 veterans' census Brandon lived in Benton Co, TN.  His 1st wife was Rosanne Benton whom he married in 1861 in Benton Co, TN.  His 2nd wife, Philia Ann Johnson Blount, filed for a widow’s pension in 1904.  Brandon was the son of John and Abigail Scott Brandon of Carroll Co, TN and brother to John D Brandon of Co G.  MR #229

BRANDON, HARRISON S, Co G, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/5/62 at age 42.  He was 5’6” tall, light complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair.  His horse was valued at $75.  Brandon was appointed as an orderly to wait on a military commission at Trenton, TN on 11/17/62 and was captured in the same town by Forrest’s troops on 12/20/62.    He most likely spent time in parole camp in Columbus, OH before he mustered out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/26/63 at the expiration of his term.  In 1890 he was living in Clarksburg, TN but that same year he seems to have applied for an invalid pension while in Kansas.  Brandon filed a Loyalist Claim with the Southern Claims Commission concerning losses during the war.  He died on 2/12/1897 and is buried in Sellers Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN with a military marker.  A minor child applied in 1897, with John R Brandon listed as guardian of a “helpless child.”  Brandon was born in Smith Co, TN.  His 1st wife was Nancy Gist and his 2nd was Mary Webb (m. 1866).  MR #230

BRANDON, JAMES M.  This man applied for an invalid pension in 1889 but it was denied.  He has no records in the muster rolls of the 7th Tennessee.

BRANDON, JOHN D, Co G, corporal, enlisted for 1 year at about age 33 (census).  There is little information in his muster roll.  He served out his one year enlistment in the 7Tennessee and re-enlisted in Hardies’ Battalion which became Companies G and K of the 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry.  Brandon lived in Illinois for a time after the war but returned to Carroll Co, TN and was living in Clarksburg in the 1890 veterans’ census.  That same year he applied for an invalid pension.  His wife, Martha Wall Brandon, became an invalid.  He died in October 1916 and is buried in the Brandon Cemetery, Carroll Co, TN and has a military marker.  He was the son of John and Abigail Scott Brandon and brother to Cronicle Scott Brandon of Co D.  MR #231

BRATTON, ALEXANDER (M), Companies B & A, private, enlisted for 3 years  in Huntingdon, TN on 1/1/64 and mustered at Columbus, KY on 6/14/64 at age 24.  He received a $300 bounty for enlistment.  Bratton seems not to have been captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on March 24, 1864 but little else is known.  At the time of his discharge he was charged for one bridle ($5.00), and one saddle blanket ($4.25).  He mustered out with the regiment at Nashville, TN on 8/9/65.  In 1860 Bratton married Eliza Williams in Carroll Co, TN and was living in Carroll Co by the 1870 census.  He applied for an invalid pension in the 1880s.  Bratton died in Como, TN on 12/7/1916.   MR #232

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