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CAGLE, BENJAMIN F(RANKLIN), Co D, private, enlisted for 1 year at Trenton, TN on 9/15/62 and mustered at Trenton on 9/24/62 at age 20 (b. 10/20/42).  He was a resident of Decatur Co, TN in 1860.  Cagle was captured at either the battle of Lexington or Trenton, TN in late December 1862.  He was paroled but failed to report to parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH.  Listed as deserted from 1/29/63, an honorable discharge was denied.  He married 1st Mary Taylor, then Sara Duke.  Cagle died 1/14/1912 and is buried in Prospect Cemetery, Decatur Co, TN.  Cagle was the nephew of Henry C Cagle of Co D and appears to have been the son of David and Elizabeth Cagle.  Their other sons,William and Isaac R Cagle, were in the 51st Consolidated Infantry, CSA, having joined in December 1861.  MR #323

CAGLE, HENRY C, Co D, private, enlisted for 1 year same time and place as his nephew Benjamin Cagle.  A resident of Decatur Co, TN in 1860, he furnished his own horse and equipment and was detailed as a teamster on 2/8/63.  He served out his one year enlistment and was discharged at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  He married Elizabeth Hissis in 1859.  In 1890 he lived near the Morgan, TN Post Office in Henderson Co, TN.  Cagle applied for an invalid pension in June 1890.  His application mentions a skirmish on 9/1/63 at Van Buren, TN where his horse fell, causing him to be trampled on by some of his own company.  Cagle died in 1899 and is buried in the Laster Cemetery, Henderson Co, TN with a military marker.  He appears to have been the son of Robert and Jeninah Cagle.  MR #324

CALDWELL, HUGH D, Co I, private, enlisted for 3 years on 3/7/64 at age 18.  He was 5’2” tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, a clerk, born in Huntingdon, TN and a resident thereof in 1860.  Caldwell is presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  In order to be released from prison he joined the Confederate Army on 2/28/65 when recruiter Colonel O’Neil came into the prison looking for prospects.  The men who did this often deserted as soon as possible but there is no record of what happened to Caldwell. He must have returned to Union lines, however.  Beginning in 1869 and lasting until at least 1874, Caldwell was an internal revenue shopkeeper receiving $4.25 per diem for collecting taxes for the U S Treasury.  He joined Post #56 of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in 1885 and listed his occupation as barber in Huntingdon, TN.  In the 1890 veterans’ census he said he suffered from chronic diarrhea which began in Andersonville Prison.  In 1890 he applied for an invalid pension with J. Matt Neely, formerly of Co M, as his attorney.  Caldwell is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Huntingdon, TN with a military marker but it has no dates.  He appears to have been the son of Alexander M and Rebecca A Caldwell of Carroll Co, TN.  Their daughter, Rebecca, married Colonel Hawkins' brother, Lucian L Hawkins.  MR # 325

CALHOON (CALHOUN), JOHN A, Co I, private, enlisted for 1 year and mustered in Paducah, KY on 4/1/65 at age 16.  (He was 14 at the most, according to the census.)  He was was 5’5” tall, had a fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair and a farmer. Calhoun was sick in the hospital at Paducah, KY from the time he enlisted through June of 1865.  No discharge is recorded in muster rolls.  He was born in Carroll Co, TN to Thomas C and Letitia J Calhoun.  Thomas C Calhoun was also in Co I.  MR # 328

CALHOUN, THOMAS C, Co I, farrier, had previously enlisted in Co G, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry on 11/30/63 and mustered on 12/25/63 at age 43.   When he enlisted in the 7th Tennessee for 1 year and mustered in at Paducah, KY on 1/6/65 at age 44, he was a refugee resident of Magnolia, IL.  He called himself a farmer but the 1860 census of Carroll Co, TN listed him as a plantation overseer.  He was 5’9” tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, light hair, born in Pittsylvania Co, VA.  Appointed a corporal on 2/19/65, he mustered out in June, 1865.  Calhoun applied for an invalid pension in 1887.  He was living in McLemoresville, TN when he joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #56 in 1890.  His wife, Littischia (Letitia J), applied for a widow’s pension in 1899.  He was the father of John A Calhoun, above.  MR #329

CAMP, BENJAMIN F, Companies A & C, private, enlisted by Captain Smith for 3 years at Trenton, TN on 9/8/62 and mustered at Jackson, TN on 11/8/62 at age 18 or 20.  He was 5’9” tall, dark complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, born in Knoxville, TN, a farmer.  He furnished his own horse and equipment and was due a bounty for enlistment.  Camp was one of the 100 or more members of the detachment of the 7th Tennessee who went AWOL in June 1863 but he had returned by July 1863. Camp was sick in September and October 1864 at Paducah, KY and AWOL again by December but present February to June 1865.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1877 and died in Clinton, KY on 10/23/1932.  A resident of Henderson Co, TN in 1860, he appears to be the son of Marcellus and Caroline Camp.  MR #330

CAMPBELL, ARTHUR W, Co D, private, enlisted for 1 year at Trenton, TN on 9/15/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/24/62.  He was 5’5” tall, fair complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Cook Co, NC.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Campbell was 44 years old when he mustered out.   He was a “Gibson Co enlist.”  MR #331

CAMPBELL, WILLIAM P, Companies H, I & C, sergeant, enlisted in Lexington, TN on 9/24/62 and mustered on 9/28/62 at age 22.  He was 5’10”, had a fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN.  He furnished his own horse and equipment but lost his horse in the battle of Lexington, TN on 12/18/62.  He was promoted to sergeant by 1/1/63.  Campbell was one of the 100 or more members of the detachment of the 7th Tennessee stationed at forts along the Tennessee/Mississippi  border who went AWOL in June 1863.  He left La Grange, TN on 6/21/63.  Captured with a group of his fellow AWOLs at Mt. Pinson, TN on 6/10/63, Campbell was taken to prison in Richmond, VA on 7/10/63 but was exchanged 4 days later on 7/14/63.  Sent to Camp Parole, MD on 7/18/63 and on to Camp
Chase, OH on 7/19/63, he arrived at the regiment on 10/20/63.  He was captured again at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, having been shot in the shoulder during the battle.  He spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia and was exchanged through Savannah, GA in November/December 1864.  He most likely was discharged early due to prison disease.  Campbell was in Paducah, KY in February 1865 and acted as bondsman for the marriage of Sarah Miller and Meridy Grimsley, also of Co C.  He married Eudora Rash.  A resident of Henderson Co, TN before the war, he moved to Hickman Co, KY about 1870.  He died in Clinton, KY on 10/13/1931 and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery.  MR #332

CAMPBELL, WILLIAM T, Co K, private, enlisted by Captain Beatty for 3 years in Union City, TN on 2/26/62 at age 18.  He was 6’8” tall, light complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, a mechanic, born in Henderson Co, TN.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Campbell was one of about 15 men of the 7th exchanged through Vicksburg, MS after release on 3/19/65.  Eight of these men boarded the overcrowded steamer "Sultana" on the Mississippi River and headed north.  The ill-fated ship exploded on 4/27/65.  Two members of the 7th Tennessee survived but Campbell and the five others died.  He appears to have been the son of Thomas and Sarah W Campbell of Henderson Co, TN.  His mother applied for a dependent parent pension in 1883 and it was granted.  MR #333

CANNON, JOSEPH F(ULTON), Co F, private, enlisted by Lieutenant Robeson for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/19/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/24/62 at age 16 (b. 12/15/46) with the consent of his parents, Joseph and Lucy Cannon of Carroll Co.  He was 5’8” tall, fair complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, a farmer.  Captured and paroled at either the battle of Lexington or Trenton, TN in late December 1862, he spent time at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH awaiting exchange.  He was sent to Nashville, TN in September 1863.  Having served out his one year enlistment, he was discharged at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  He seems to have re-enlisted, this time in Co E, 46th Missouri Infantry.  His brother, William Newton Cannon was in Co A, 24th Missouri and brother Nathaniel E Cannon was in the 5th Iowa Cavalry.  Joseph Cannon married Minerva Barrett in Greene Co, MO on 11/23/65 and after her death in 1875 or 76 he married Jane M Mille, while still in Missouri.  He applied for an invalid pension.  In 1889 he was working as a carpenter in Huntingdon, TN and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #56.  In 1890 he lived in Wichita Co, TX, Iowa Park PO.  He died on 12/25/1915 in McCracken, MO (pension) and is buried in Maramec, OK.  He was the son of Joseph and Lucy E Cannon of Carroll Co, TN. MR #334

CANTREL (CANTRELL), ANDREW J(ACKSON), Companies E & C, private/corporal, enlisted by Lieutenant Neely for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 6/28/62 and mustered at Humboldt on 8/11/62 at about 25 years old. (b. 6/10/37).  He was a quartermaster sergeant for three months.  Present in January and February 1864  was missing in action in June 1865 and was not given a certificate of discharge until 1880.  He married Nancy Todd in 1866.  Cantrel applied for an invalid pension in 1882.  In the 1890 veterans’ census he lived near the Palmersville Post Office in Weakley Co, TN and remarked that he had been at Andersonville and that he was feeble. There is nothing in his muster rolls about a stay in Andersonville.  He died on 3/8/96 and was buried in the Old Matheny Grove Cemetery in Gibson Co, TN.  He and James K P Cantrell appear to be the sons of Abraham Potter and Martha Ritchie Cantrell.  MR #335

CANTRELL, JAMES K P(OLK), Co C, private, enlisted for 1 year at Paducah, KY on 3/1/65 at age 25.  He was 6’ ¼” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Weakley Co but a resident of Gibson Co, TN in 1860.  At the time of his enlistment he was a refugee resident of Granville, IL.  Cantrell served only 6 months at the end of the war and mustered out with the regiment on 8/9/65.  In the 1910 veteran’s census he lived in Gibson Co, TN near the Bradford Post Office.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1890.  Cantrell died at Bradford, TN on 4/11/1913 and is buried in the Shiloh Cemetery in Gibson Co, TN.  He married Martha Ann Holt in 1860 but Emily C Cantrell applied for his widow’s pension in 1916.  He and Andrew J Cantrell, above, appear to be the sons of Abraham Potter and Martha Ritchie Cantrell.  MR #336

CARDEN, ALEXANDER (ALFRED) K, Co E, private.  There is very little information in his muster rolls.  He was recruited but not mustered.  Presumed to have been captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he ended up in Andersonville Prison where he died  on 6/11/64 of either dysentery, chronic diarrhea, or scurvy and erysipelas.  All were mentioned on various documents and one said disease unknown.  The New York Times gave his death as 7/11/1864 and said it took place in the Carnel House at Andersonville.  Carden was the son of James and Clara (Clarissa) Chamblee Carden.  His mother applied for a dependent pension on his service.  She gave her address as "ten miles from Huntingdon, Tenn, on the wagon road to Spellings' Bridge on Sandy River."  She was already a widow when Alfred K Carden enlisted.  MR #337

CARDEN, JAMES E, Companies E & C, private, enlisted by Captain Parsons in Huntingdon, TN on 6/25/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 9/4/62 at age 22/25.  He was 5’10” tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer born in Orange Co, NC.  A resident of Clarksburg, TN, his nearest relative was Clara Carden, making him a brother to Alexander Carden of Co E.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Carden served as a teamster in June of 1863 but contracted typhoid pneumonia while at Saulsbury, TN.   He was taken to Union City, TN with the hospital sick on 11/1/63 and also spent time in the hospital at Columbus, KY.  Carden does not appear to have been captured with the regiment at Union City, TN in March 1864.  He was in the hospital at Paducah, KY in July/August 1864 and was in Mound City, IL in September/October 1864.  Apparently still in ill health, he was discharged due to disability on 6/12/65 at Louisville, KY.  In 1865 he married Nancy Brecheen Neighbors, widow of Henry Neighbors of Co E, who died at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Carden applied for an invalid pension in 1887 on the basis of an "ulceration of right leg."  He joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Lexington, TN in 1893 and died on 1/28/1906.  He is buried in the Brecheen Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN and has a military maker.  Nancy Carden applied for a widow’s pension.  MR #338

CARDEN, WILEY T, F or E, Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 7/20/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at age 23.  He was 5’9” tall, light complexion, light brown hair, brown eyes, a farmer.  Carden was born in North Carolina, probably Orange Co.  In 1860 he was a farm hand in Carroll Co, TN for the widow Sarah Laycook.  He served as a teamster for one month at some point.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Exchanged through Savannah, GA in the November/December exchanges, Carden was discharged on 6/12/65, undoubtedly due to disability from prison.  He applied for an invalid pension under the name Wiley F Carden.  He may have spent time in Pulaski Co, AR. He died on 9/8/1902 and is buried in the Rhodes Cemetery in Henderson Co, TN with a military marker.  MR #339

CAREY (CARY), ALEXANDER. Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 7/20/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at age 20 or 22.  He had a fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN.  He went AWOL by April 1863 and returned 12/20/63.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Cary was exchanged through North East Ferry, NC on 2/27/65.  Taken to Annapolis, MD, he was in General Hospital #1 during March and April 1865 with chronic diarrhea and urdemia.  He died on 5/6/65 and is buried in Ashgrove Cemetery in Annapolis, MD in Section K-198, #1091.  Cary was the son of William and Caroline Cary of Henderson Co and brother to Felix and Elbert Cary, also of Co E.  MR #340

CAREY (CARY), FELIX, Companies E, B & C, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 6/25/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 (same time as his brother) at age 19 (b. 8/18/1843).  He was 5’9” tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, born in Henderson Co, TN, a farmer.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Cary was AWOL from 3/25/63 to 4/26/63 and served as a teamster from 6/15/63.  He transferred to Co B on 8/19/64.  He was not captured with the regiment at Union City, TN in March 1864.  He mustered out with the regiment at Nashville on 8/9/65.  Cary married Nancy E Brewer, sister to John Franklin Brewer of Co D, in 1870.  In 1890 he applied for invalid pension in Tennessee but later moved to Arkansas where he died on 1/4/1904.  He is buried in the Ramier Chapel or Harvey Cemetery in Green Co, Arkansas.  Nancy E Cary applied for a widow’s pension in 1904 in Arkansas.  Cary was the son of William and Caroline Cary and brother to Alexander Cary  and Elbert Cary, also of Co E.  MR #341

CAREY(CARY), (ABNER) H(ENRY) HARRISON, Co D, private, enlisted for 1 year in Trenton, TN on 9/15/62 and mustered at Trenton on 9/24/62 at age 21/22.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Reported AWOL in April 1863, from La Grange on 5/25-26/63 and on 6/4/63, he has no discharge on his records.  He married Mary A Haywood on 1/11/63 in Carroll Co and resided in Henderson Co, TN in 1870.  Cary applied for an invalid pension in 1901 but it does not appear to have been allowed.  He died 11/27/1887 and is buried in the Cary Cemetery in Natchez Trace State Park, TN.  The son of Samuel and Mary Minerva Atkins Cary of Carroll Co, TN, he was brother to James Monroe Cary in Co D. MR #342

CARLILES, FRANKLIN, Co C, private, enlisted by Lieutenant Helmer for 3 years and mustered at Union City TN on 12/4/63.  He was detached by order #119 from headquarters of the district of Columbus, KY on 7/6/64.  There is no further information. MR #343

CARLLYLE (CARLILE, CARLISLE), GEORGE W, Co K, private, enlisted by Lieutenant Helmer at Lexington, TN on 5/23/63 at age 22.  He was 5’10” tall, light complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, a saddler, born in Henderson Co, TN (IL).  Carisle used the alias "Eli Carlyle" and volunteered in several Illinois regiments.  His muster roll says that he went AWOL on 4/15/63 and deserted on 6/30/63 at Grand Junction, TN.  This, however, would make him AWOL before he enlisted in the 7th Tennessee.  He was a resident of Decatur Co, TN in the 1860 census.  MR #344

CARNESS, WILLIAM H, commissary sergeant, Co C, applied for an invalid pension in 1875 and it was granted so he must have been honorably discharged.  Carness has no records, however, in the muster rolls of the 7th Tennessee.

CARPENTER, EMANUEL, Companies M & C, private, enlisted for 3 years in Adamsville, TN on 7/6/63 at age 29.  He was 5’9” tall, fair complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Lincoln Co, NC (TN).  He was detached as a teamster at some point but was captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Carpenter was removed from Andersonville and sent to Blackstone Prison from which he escaped on 11/25/64.  He made his way to Union lines and mustered out with the regiment at Nashville on 8/9/65.  By 1867, however, he applied for an invalid pension and it was granted.  In 1890 veterans’ census he was living in Lincoln Co, TN.  His widow, Isabell E. Carpenter, also received a pension.  MR #347

CARTER, FANTEROY.  Unassigned. Carter applied for a pension in 1870.  His widow applied and was granted a pension so he must have been honorably discharged.  He, however, has no records in the muster rolls of the 7th Tennessee.

CARTER, GEORGE H, Co K, private, is listed in Tennesseans in the Civil War as a member of the 7th Tennessee but he has no muster rolls.

CARTER, GRAVES, Co K, sergeant, enlisted for 3 years by Lieutenant J J Wallace in Jackson, Madison Co, TN on 5/26/63.  He was 5’9” tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, born in Henderson Co, TN, a farmer.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Captured on 3/24/64 at Union City, TN, Carter died on 4/14/64 in Mobile, AL of scurvy while on the way to Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He is buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile, AL in Section C-563.  MR #350

CARTER, JESSE MADISON, Co K, private, has little in his muster rolls.  It is assumed that he was captured on 3/24/64 at Union City, TN since he died on 4/14/64 in Mobile, AL of scurvy while on the way to Andersonville Prison.  He is most likely buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile because the other nine members of the 7th Tennessee who died in Mobile are buried there.  He was about 28 years old at the time of his death assuming he was J. M, the son of Jesse and Elizabeth Carter in the 1860 Henderson Co, TN census.  He was married to Sarah Elizabeth Cristenberry.  A minor child, Mahala E J Carter, filed on Jesse Carter's service and received a pension.  MR #351

CARTER, JOHN W(ESLEY), Co F, enlisted for one year in Carroll Co, TN on 9/24/62 at age 19 (b. 6/22/1848).  He had the consent of his parents, Reuben Ellis and Sara Herron Carter.  He served out his one year enlistment and mustered out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/26/63.  Carter answered a Civil War Questionnaire in the early 1900s.  Information from it included that he was in the battle of Lexington in December 1862 but escaped capture and later was stationed on the Tennessee/Mississippi line at Grand Junction, TN.  He participated only in skirmishes at this location.  He mustered out at Saulsbury, TN at the end of his one year enlistment.   He married M L Williamson in 1867.  When he joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in 1889 he lived in McLemoresville, TN.  Carter applied for an invalid pension in 1892.  He was elected a trustee of Carroll Co, TN in 1894.  In 1910 he had been married to Loo M Carter for 42 years.  He was mentioned in Irvin Hampton’s obituary in 1931 as being one of the few Civil War veterans still alive at the time.  He die on 1/21/1934.  MR #352

CARTER, WILLIAM H, Co F, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/13/62 at age 33/37.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Carter was a resident of Carroll Co, TN in 1860.  His muster roll contains no further information.  On 9/9/1890 Carter applied for an invalid pension while living in Arkansas but may have died before receiving it.  His widow, Hannah Ann Powers Carter, applied on 2/11/1891 from Arkansas and was granted a pension.  MR #353

CARVER, JAMES W, Co B, corporal/private, enlisted for 3 years in Paducah, KY on 2/1/64 and mustered at Columbus, KY on 6/14/64 at age 21.  He was 5’9” tall, fair complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, born in Carroll Co, TN.  He received a $300 bounty for enlistment.  Carver was in the hospital from 10/13/64 through 10/27/64, most likely in Paducah, KY.  He mustered out with the regiment on 8/7/65 in Nashville, TN.  Carver might be the son of Joel and Martha Carver in the 1860 Carroll Co census.  MR #354

CARY, ABNER H H.  The widow of this man applied for a pension in 1901 but it was denied.  Cary has no records in the muster rolls of the 7th Tennessee.

CARY, WILLIAM ELBERT, Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 6/25/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 9/4/62 at about 18 years of age.  He was captured at Trenton, TN on 12/20/62 but was paroled and exchanged.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He died in prison in Savannah, GA on 10/25/64.  The son of Wm and Caroline Hammett Carey (1850 census Henderson Co, TN), Cary was brother to Alexander and Felix Carey  and maybe Thomas Cary.   MR #356

CARY (CAREY), JAMES M(ONROE), 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 18.  He was captured at Spring Creek, TN on 12/14/62 and was ordered to report Benton Barracks, MO parole camp to await exchange but he did not report.  He was considered AWOL by 1/20/63.  This infraction was subsequently removed.  He joined Co K, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry.  Cary married Cynthia Jane Akin after the war and was a resident of Henderson Co, TN in 1870.  The son of Samuel and Mary Minerva Atkins Cary, he was a brother to Abner Henry Harrison Cary.  This family belonged to the Shiloh Baptist Church in the southeast corner of Carroll Co, TN.   MR #359

CARY, THOMAS, Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 7/4/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62.  Nothing else is in his muster rolls.  In the 1890 veterans’ census he lived in Henderson Co, TN.  On 8/24/1904 he applied for an invalid pension but it was denied.  He might be the son of William and Caroline Hammett Cary and brother to Elbert, Alexander and Felix Cary.  MR #360

CASE, ALDEN P, Co I, private, enlisted by Captain King for 3 years in Obion Co on 11/15/63 and mustered at Union City, TN on 12/15/63 at age 17.  He was born in Portage Co, OH on 1/19/1846 to Dr. Almond and Clarissa Pease Case who later moved to Obion Co, TN.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he ended up in Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died of scrobutus on 8/11/64.  Case is buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery in grave #5298.  Dr. Case, an outspoken citizen Unionist, was killed by guerrillas during the war.  MR #361

CASEY (CAZEY, CAZY), EDWARD, Co K, private, enlisted by Captain Beatty for 3 years in Henderson Co, TN on 6/1/63 and mustered at Saulsbury, TN on 10/26/63 at age 25.  He was 5’10” tall, light complexion, light eyes, light hair, born in Henderson Co, TN, a farmer.  The son of John and Rebecca Casey, he was a resident of Henderson Co, TN in 1860.  He was married to Mary Virginia Burns, sister to Martin V. Burns of Co A, in 1856.  Casey died at Union City, TN on 2/18/64, presumably of disease.  Virginia Casey died about 1869 leaving the children orphans.  They applied for a minor’s pension in 1869 with J. Sheppard of Scott's Hill, TN as guardian and it was granted.  MR #370

CASH, JOHN J, Co C, private, enlisted by Captain Beatty for 3 years in Columbus, KY on 6/20/64 at age 20.  He was 5’11” tall, dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Madison Co, TN.  He received a bounty for enlistment.  Cash began his military career in the 13th/14th TN Cavalry US and was only detached to the 7th for a short time after much of his unit was killed at Fort Pillow, TN in April 1864. Survivors of the 13th TN Cavalry eventually became part of Co E, 6th TN Cavalry US.  Cash applied for an invalid pension in 1910 while still living in Tennessee.  His wife, M. J. Cash, applied for a widow’s pension in 1916 while living in Oklahoma.  MR #363

CAVINESS (CAVENESS), MATTHEW C, Co C, private, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington TN on 7/1/63 and mustered at Union City, TN on 12/21/63 at age 31.  He was 5’9” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair (or sandy in  pension), a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 Caviness spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He was exchanged through Savannah, GA on 5/5/65, and was at Camp Chase OH by 5/19/65.  He received an early discharge on 6/27/65, probably due to debility from prison life.  His pension says he had scurvy in prison.  In 1870 he lived in Henderson Co, TN.  In 1889 he applied for an invalid pension and joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #81 in Lexington, TN but by 1890 he lived near the Claybrook Post Office in Madison Co, TN.  He died on 7/16/1900. His wife, Mary E McGlauglin Caviness, applied for and received a widow's pension.  She moved to Gibson Co, TN after his death.  MR #366

CAVINESS, WILLIAM H, Co C, sergeant/commissary sergeant, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington, TN on 7/7/63 at age 30.  He was 5’8” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN.  Captured on 10/7/63 at Como, TN, Caviness was released in either April or May 1864.  He was due 148 days ration and was in the hospital by 6/11/64.  Caviness mustered out with the regiment at Nashville, TN on 8/9/65 and was living in Henderson Co, TN with his wife, Jane V Caviness, in 1870.  In 1890 he lived near the Claybrook Post Office in Madison Co, TN and told the census taker that he had been in Andersonville Prison for nine months and was blind in one eye.  Caviness is buried in the Independence Cemetery in Henderson Co, TN and has a military marker on his grave.   MR #367

CHAMBERS, AARON D(AVID), Co B, private, enlisted at Columbus, KY on 7/8/64 at age 18.  He was 5’6” tall, dark complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Monroe Co, IN.  Chambers was on detached duty at Columbus, KY in September/October 1864.  He mustered out with the regiment at Nashville on 8/9/65.  He appears to be the son of Wesley and Nancy Jane McDonald Chambers of Harrodsburg, Monroe Co, IN.  MR #373

CHAMBERS, BENJAMIN or BERRYMAN R, Co C, corporal, enlisted by Colonel Bradford of the 13th/14th TN Cavalry for 3 years on 11/26/63 at age 23.  He was 5’10” tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, an artist, born in Carroll Co, TN.  He received a bounty for enlistment.  He was promoted from private to corporal in December 1863 by Colonel Bradford.  Chambers was only detached to the 7th Tennessee for a short time after much of his unit was killed at Fort Pillow, TN in April 1864.  The 13th/14th survivors eventually became part of Co E, 6th TN Cavalry US.  MR #374

CHAMBERS, JOEL W, Co G, 2nd lieutenant, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/5/62 and mustered on 11/9/62 at age 24.  He either resigned on 6/10/63 or went AWOL in June 1863, both are in the muster rolls.  He re-enlisted, this time in Company G,  2nd TN Mounted Infantry, on 11/11/63 as a private, was mustered in at Clifton, TN on 2/24/64 and was appointed Captain of the company on 3/22/64.  He was discharged at Nashville on 3/4/65.  He died before 1871 and is buried in Hampton Graveyard in Carroll Co, TN with a military marker.  In the 1890 veterans’ census his widow, by then Mary J. Brecheen Chambers Pruitt, lived near the Crider, TN Post Office.  MR #375 

CHASTEEN, BENJAMIN, Companies M & C, private, enlisted by Colonel Harrison for 3 years in either Adamsville, TN or Corinth, MS on 7/6’63 at age 19.  He was 5’6” tall, fair complexion, grey eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Walton, GA.  He received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Chasteen spent time in Andersonville Prison.  He joined the Confederate Army on 2/28/65 when Colonel O’Neil, a rebel recruiter, came into the prison looking for prospects.  The men who did this often deserted as soon as possible.  If Chasteen deserted the rebels he must have been recaptured.   He is listed as exchanged on 3/10/65.  MR #376

CHEEK, TERREL B, unassigned.  A child applied for a minor's pension in 1898 but it was denied.  This man has no records in the muster rolls of the 7th Tennessee.

CHILDERS, JAMES, Co M, private, enlisted for 3 years in Adamsville, TN and mustered at Union City, TN on 12/21/63 at age 33 or 35.  He was 5’5” tall, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, a farmer, born in Decatur Co, TN.  He received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Childers died in Mobile, AL on 4/25/64 of scrobutus on the way to Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  His death is mentioned the next day in The Mobile Daily News.  Childers is buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile and has a military marker.  His widow, Susan H Childers, applied for a widow’s pension in 1868.  She was living at Hamburg in Hardin Co, TN in the 1890 veterans’ census.  She thought her husband died of exposure.  MR #379

CHILDERS (CHILDRESS), WILLIAM E, Co E, private/corporal, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 7/25/62 and mustered in Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62.  He was captured at the battle of Lexington, TN on 12/17/62, paroled and exchanged at some point.  Presumed captured again with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Childers ended up in Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died of diarrhea on 9/3/64.  He was buried in grave #7702 in the Andersonville National Cemetery.  His widow, Eleaner Childers, applied for a pension in 1875.  MR #380

CHILDERS (CHILDRESS), ZACHARIAH D (B), Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 8/23/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 9/4/62.  He was a resident of Benton Co, TN in 1860, age 35.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Childers ended up in Andersonville Prison where he died on 9/15/64.  His wife, Sally applied for pension.  A surviving letter says “Zachariah and Uncle James went to war.  William had to run the farm with mother and sisters.”  MR #381

CRISTERFER (CRISTOPHER), JOHN W(ASHINGTON), Co A, private, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington, TN on 9/20/63 and mustered at Memphis, TN on 11/25/63 at age 26 (b. 10/21/38).  He was due a $100 bounty for enlistment and he furnished his own horse and equipment.  A resident of Henderson Co in the 1860 census, Christerfer 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 exchanged through Savannah/Charleston in November/December 1864  and was freed by 12/11/64.  Taken first to Annapolis, MD, he was later discharged with the regiment on 8/9/65 in Nashville, TN.  He applied for and received an invalid pension in 1890.  A member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #81 in 1889, he lived near the Lexington, TN Post Office in 1890.  He died at Lexington on 12/22/1921 and is buried in the Horn Cemetery in Henderson Co, TN with a military marker. The son of Thomas and Isabella A B Ray Christerfer, he married Amanda E Joyner after the war.  MR #382

CHUMNEY, BEVERLY R or BEN R, Co C, enlisted for 3 years at Lexington, TN on 8/28/62 and mustered at Jackson, TN on 9/5/62 at age 27 (b. 9 or 11/10/34).  He was 5’7” tall, 135 lbs, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair.  Born in Vermila, VA, he was a resident of Henderson Co, TN in 1860, married to Susan Catherine Hill.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Chumney spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He was exchanged through Jacksonville, FL in one of the last groups of the Andersonville prisoners to be freed.  He arrived at Camp Chase, OH on 5/17/65 and was discharged at Columbus, OH on 6/26/65.  He joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #65 in 1889 while a resident of Scotts Hill, TN and was living near the Long Post Office in the 1890 veterans’ census.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1891.  He died 3/30/1915 at Scott's Hill, TN and is buried in the Chumney Cemetery in Henderson Co, TN.  He seems to have been the son of Willis V. Chumney and a brother to John T Chumney.  MR #386 & 387

CHUMNEY (CHUMBY), JOHN T, Co K, private, enlisted for 3 years in Henderson Co, TN on 9/1/63 and mustered on 11/25/63 at age 26 (b. 4/2/37).  He was 5’10 ½” tall, light complexion, hazel eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Vermila, VA.  He was married to Martha Ann Smith at the time of enlistment.  He seems not to have been captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and there is no record of discharge in the muster rolls.  A resident of Henderson Co, TN, Chumney died on 2/14/1917 and is buried in Smith Chapel Cemetery, Henderson Co, TN.  He has a military marker.  MR #388

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