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DARNELL, NATHANIEL, Co F, private, enlisted by Captain Hawkins for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 9/12/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 10/20/62 at age 41 (b. 12/7/20).  He was 6’3 ¾” tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Calloway Co, KY but residing in Carroll Co, TN in 1860.  He furnished his own horse, worth $100, and equipment.  Discharged on 10/25/63 at Saulsbury, TN at the end of his one year enlistment, he re-enlisted but changed to Co M 12th Tennessee Cavalry US led by John Alexander Miller, former Captain of Co D of the 7th Tennessee.  Darnell was discharged from this regiment on 7/29/65 at Leavenworth, KS.  He died on 12/20/82 and is buried in Liberty All Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN with a military marker.  His wife, Kessiah Clemons Darnell, applied for a widow’s pension in 1890 while living in Tennessee.  Darnell appears to have been the son of Benjamin and Mary Cannon Darnell.  MR #443

DARNELL, THOMAS H, Co I, private, enlisted by Lieutenant W W Murray for 1 year and mustered at Paducah, KY on 1/6/65 at age 24.  At the time of his enlistment he was a refugee resident of Snachwine, IL.   Darnell was 6’ tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN and still a resident in 1860.  He appears to be the son of Benjamin and Mary Cannon Darnell of Carroll Co, TN.  His military marker in Liberty All Cemetery in Carroll Co TN says he was in Co F, which means he had enlisted for one year in 1862-63 before re-enlisting in Co I.  Darnell was a cousin to Joseph Cannon, also of Co F.  MR #444

DAVENPORT, ISAAC N(OAH), Co C, private, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington, TN on 8/28/62 and mustered at Jackson, TN on 9/5/62 at age 21 (b. 11/21/40).  A letter in his file mentions being with Major Funk of the 11th Illinois on 1/2/63, shortly after the battle of Lexington, when several things are mentioned as having been captured, including 75 lbs of salted pork and four geese.  Later, Davenport was one of the 100 or more men who went AWOL from the forts on the Mississippi/Tennessee line in June 1863.  He left Grand Junction on 6/13/63 and was captured by the 10th Tennessee Cavalry CS at Mt. Pinson, TN on 6/19/63.  Arriving at Richmond, VA on 7/10/63, he was paroled very quickly on 7/14/63 through City Point, VA.  Captured again on 3/24/64 at Union City TN and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia, Davenport survived the Andersonville, Blackshere, GA and Thomasville, GA prisons before being released through Vicksburg, MS on 4/29/65.  He boarded the ill-fated “Sultana” steamship headed north on the Mississippi but was one of the two 7th Tennessee members, out of eight, to survive the explosion of the steamship on 4/17/65.  Davenport mustered out on individual disability due to his prison experiences on either 5/17/65 or 6/29/65 (both given).  In 1890 Davenport told the census that he had “chronic paralysis of the right side contracted from the effects of war.”  He applied for disability pension in 1890.  Joining the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #65 in 1895, he listed his residence as Scott’s Hill, TN.  Davenport died in Scott's Hill on 9/16/1922 and is buried in the Grandsire Holmes Cemetery in Henderson Co, TN.  His first wife was Eliza Ann Holmes and his second, Mary Austin Maness.  Mary Davenport applied for a widow's pension in 1923.  A memoir of Davenport's experiences, “Andersonville Prison and the Steamboat Sultana’s Explosion,” is published in The History of Scotts Hill, Tennessee by Gordon H. Turner, Sr., Carter Printing Co:, Southhaven, MS, 1977, 194-8.  MR #447

DAVENPORT, J. P., Co C, private.  This is probably an error in transcription by the clerk of one of Isaac N Davenport’s muster rolls.  The muster roll has no information except an AWOL on 9/15/63.  MR #448

DAVIS, JAMES, Co C, private, enlisted by Captain Hayes in Lexington, TN on 8/28/62 and mustered at Jackson, TN on 9/5/62 at age 33. He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Davis was one of the 100 or more men who went AWOL from the forts on the Mississippi/Tennessee line in June 1863.  He was captured by the 10th Tennessee Cavalry CS at Mt. Pinson, TN on 6/19/63.  Arriving at Richmond, VA on 7/10/63, he was paroled very quickly on 7/14/63 through City Point, VA and arrived at Camp Chase, OH on 7/17/63.  There is also information that he was captured at Rogersville, TN on 11/6/63 but this may be someone else.  If it is Davis then he would have been taken to Richmond again and moved later to Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Most likely he was captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and taken to Andersonville where he died on 8/30/64 of debilitus.  His widow applied for a pension in 1867.  Davis appears to be the son of John and Jane Davis of Henderson Co, TN and brother to Samuel Davis, also of Company C.   MR #451

DAVIS, JOHN D, Co K, private, enlisted by Lieutenant Allender for 3 years at Saulsbury, TN on 8/4/63 at age 29.  He was 5’7” tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Richmond, NC.  Davis became ill by November 1863 and was sent to the hospital in Memphis, TN.  On 1/20/64 he was sent from the hospital to the “pest house” where he died of small pox on 2/12/64.  Davis is buried in the Memphis National Cemetery in grave #1215.  He was most likely J D Davis, age 28, in the 1860 census of Henderson Co, TN.  MR #452

DAVIS, LEROY, Co K, private, enlisted by Captain Beatty for 3 years  in Henderson Co, TN on 5/30/63 at age 19.  He was 5’11” tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN.  Presumably captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Davis was taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He died there on 5/5/64 of pneumonia and was buried in grave #894 in the Andersonville National Cemetery.  Davis is listed in the 1860 Henderson Co, TN census as Lowry Davis.  His father, Goodwin Davis, filed for dependent pension on Leroy’s service in 1883 and his mother Martha filed in 1884.  MR #453

DAVIS, LEVI, Co K, private, enlisted by Lieutenant Wallace for 3 years on 5/10/63 in either Henderson or Decatur Counties, TN at age 37.  He was 5’10” tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Decatur Co, TN.  Presumably captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Davis spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died on 9/10/64 of scrobutus.  He was buried in grave #8423 in the Andersonville National Cemetery.  MR #454

DAVIS, M(EREDITH) L, joined Co C as a private.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Presumably captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He contracted scrobutus but survived to be exchanged on 3/24/65 through Vicksburg, MS.  In 1895 the War Department ruled that he had perished on the steamboat “Sultana”  when it exploded upstream from Memphis on the Mississippi River on 4/17/65.  His mother, Rosanna Davis, applied for a dependent pension on his service record in 1890.  MR #455

DAVIS, SAMUEL, Co C, private, enlisted for 3 years by Captain Hayes at Lexington, TN on 8/28/62 and mustered at Jackson, TN on 9/5/62 at age 24.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  One of the 100 or more men who went AWOL from the forts on the Mississippi/Tennessee line in June 1863, he was captured by the 10th Tennessee Cavalry CS at Mt. Pinson, TN on 6/19/63.  Arriving at Richmond, VA on 7/10/63, Davis was paroled very quickly on 7/14/63 and was at Camp Parole, MD on 7/17/63.  Presumably captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He died on 9/12/64 of scrobutus and was buried in grave #8605 in the Andersonville National Cemetery.  Davis, a resident of Henderson Co, TN in 1860, was married to Sydney Fossett Stephens.  He was most likely the son of John and Jane Davis of Henderson Co, TN and brother to James Davis, also of Co C.  MR #456

DAVIS, WILLIAM T, Co B, private, enlisted in Columbus, KY on 7/3/64 and mustered at Columbus, KY on 7/8/64 at age 22.  He was 5’8” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Obion Co, TN.  Davis was AWOL by 10/1/64 while stationed at Paducah, KY.  There is no record of discharge.  MR #457

DAVIDSON (DAVERSON), WILLIAM, Co K, private, enlisted by Captain Beatty for 3 years in Henderson Co, TN on 5/27/63 and mustered in at Grand Junction, TN on 6/27/63 at age 42.  He was 5’6” tall, fair complexion, grey eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN.  Davidson received a medical discharge at Union City, TN on 1/7/64 due to chronic diarrhea.  MR #458

DEAR (DEER), HARVEY, Co M, private, has very little in his muster roll.  He was in the military by December 63, was about 17, and a resident of Henderson Co, TN in 1860.  He appears to be the son of James and Nancy Deer and brother to Richard Deer, also of Co M.  Presumably captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Deer spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died in quarters on 7/18/64 of scrobutus.  The New York Times of 11/28/64 listed the death of “H Deer” as taking place in the Charnel House.  His grave in Andersonville Prison is most likely among the unknowns.  MR #459

DEAR (DEER), MILTON B, Companies K & C, private, enlisted by Lieutenant Wallace for 3 years in Henderson Co, TN on 5/20/63 and mustered at Grand Junction, TN on 6/27/63 at age 18.  He was 5’5” tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN and a resident thereof in 1860.  Deer was hospitalized in Memphis, TN by 11/12/63 and does not appear to have been captured with the regiment at Union City TN on 3/24/64.  At some point he was hospitalized at the Jeffersonville, IN soldiers’ hospital and was discharged there due to disability on 6/1/65.  MR # 460

DEER, RICHARD, Co M, private, enlisted for 3 years in Henderson Co, TN on 8/1/63 and mustered at Union City, TN on 12/21/63 at age 18 (appears more like 15 from the census).  Presumably captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Deer was taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died on 9/15/64 of scrobutus.  He was buried in grave #8887 in the Andersonville National Cemetery.  The son of James and Nancy Deer in Henderson Co, TN, he was brother to Harvey Deer, also of Co M.  MR #465

DELANEY, JOSEPHUS, Co C, private, enlisted in Jackson, TN on 9/5/62 at age 36 (b. 2/22/1827).  He was 5’5 ½” tall, brown complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN on 2/22/1829.  Captured and paroled at either the battle of Lexington or Trenton in December 1862, Delaney died of diarrhea in parole camp at Camp Chase, OH on 7/16/63.  He was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus, OH in Section M #41.  His wife, Nancy Catherine Evans Delaney, applied for a widow’s pension in 1868 while living in Henderson Co, TN.  There is also a record of an estate settlement in Henderson Co, TN in 1878-83.  MR #466

DENNISON, LEVY H, Co A, private, enlisted for 3 years in Corinth, MS on 9/1/63 and mustered at Memphis, TN on 11/23/63 at about 19 years old (born 10/10/1845 in the Lone Elm Community of Henderson Co, TN).  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Presumably captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia , then to prison in Florence, SC where he died on 11/24/64.  There is a marker in Union Church Cemetery in Henderson Co, TN in his memory.  Dennison was the son of Robert Robinson and Nancy Dickson Walker Dennison of Henderson Co, TN.  Both parents applied for dependent pensions and both were denied.  Dennison's brother, Washington Wesley, is said to have been conscripted into the Confederate army.  MR #469

DENNISON, WILLIAM H(ENRY), Companies C & A, sergeant, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington, TN on 7/4/62 at age 38 or 40.  He was 6’2” tall, fair complexion, grey/blue eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN on 2/24/1826 to Stephen and Elizabeth Ingram Dennison.  He furnished his own horse and equipment and received a bounty for enlistment.  Dennison was one of the 100 or more men who went AWOL from the forts on the Mississippi/Tennessee line in June 1863.  He left Grand Junction, TN on 6/13/63 but returned to duty on 9/5/63.  He does not appear to have been captured with the regiment at Union City TN on 3/24/64.  Dennison was in Paducah, KY with the regiment on 4/26/65 but his muster rolls give no discharge date.  Married first Catherine Adams in Tennessee in 1846, he wed Margaret Sims in 1894 in Lamar Co, Texas.  Dennison received an invalid pension.  He died 5/30/1904 and is buried in the Jackson Cemetery just north of Avery in Red River Co, TX.  Dennison, Texas is said to be named for this Henderson County Dennison family.  MR #470

DERROSSETT (DEROSSETT, DEROSIT), WILLIAM E, Co C, enlisted by Captain Hayes for 3 years in Lexington, TN on 8/28/62 and mustered in at Camp Wood, KY on 9/8/62 at age 32.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  W(illiam) E and S J Derasset lived in Decatur Co, TN in the 1860 census.  DeRossett was one of the 100 or more men who went AWOL from the forts on the Mississippi/Tennessee line in June 1863.  He left on 6/19/63 but evidently returned to duty.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he ended up Andersonville Prison in Georgia where he died on 8/28/64 of disease and starvation.  The son of Edmond and Mary Derosett, his mother applied for a dependent pension while living in Decaturville, TN.  MR #477

DERRYBERRY, E(LISHA) H(ANDLAY) T(HOMPSON), Companies C & A, private, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington, TN and mustered in Jackson, TN on 9/5/62 at age 26 (born 4/19/35).  He was 5’6” tall, dark complexion, black eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN and a resident thereof in 1860  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Derryberry was presumably 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, GA and Charleston, SC in November/December 1864 and taken to Annapolis, MD.  After returning home he went back to Paducah, KY where the regiment was stationed to turn in equipment and died of scrobutus in the hospital at Paducah on 5/17/65.  Derryberry was the son of Abraham and Mary Starkey Derryberry, husband of Martha Ann Cruise, and brother-in-law to Nathan C Wilson of Co G.  MR #479 & 480

DERRYBERRY, JOHN C(ALVIN), Co A, private, enlisted for 3 years in Jackson, TN and mustered at Jackson on 8/18/62 at age 22/25.  He was one of the 100 or more men who went AWOL from the forts on the Mississippi/Tennessee line in June 1863, leaving on 6/13/63. He must have returned as he was presumably captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Exchanged through Vicksburg, MS on 4/21/65, he boarded the ill-fated steamship "Sultana"  along with seven other members of the 7th Tennessee, also recently released from southern prisons.  The ship exploded just upstream from Memphis, TN on 4/17/65.  Only Derryberry and Isaac Davenport from the 7th Tennessee survived.  Derryberry floated on a plank back to Memphis, TN.  The government owed him $113.99 back pay at discharge.  A resident of Henderson Co, TN in 1860, he was the son of Thomas and Sarah Derryberry.  He married Cynthia Ann Autry about 1866.  Derryberry died on 1/2/1873 and is buried in the Autry Cemetery in Henderson Co, TN with a military marker.  His wife applied for a widow’s pension in 1885.  MR #481

DERRYBERRY, M(ICHAEL) WESLEY, Companies H & I, captain/private, enlisted for 1 year in Company H in Lexington, TN on 9/24/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/28/62 at age 41 (born 7/20/1821).  He was 5’6” tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Warren Co, TN.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Derryberry was either elected or became captain of Company H after having raised it.  Unfortunately for him it never had very many enlistees and he eventually became a private in Co I.  Men in this company often ended up in Co I and sometimes continued to use the H Company designation as well.  Presumably captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Derryberry spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He died, however, in prison in Savannah, GA on 11/1/64 of chronic diarrhea and scurvy according to his muster roll but on 10/8/64 according to the Savannah Hospital death list published in the New York Times.  He was married to Susan C Wallace who lived near the Chesterfield, TN Post Office in 1890.  She said her husband was a captain and had died in Andersonville Prison but Andersonville was an enlisted man’s prison.  Derryberry's experience may be the source of a long told story about a captain in the 7th Tennessee who chose to go to Andersonville with his men rather than to officers' prison.  Derryberry was a private while in prison, however.  Susan Derryberry received a widow’s pension and was receiving $8 per month in 1883.  That is the correct amount for the widow of a private.  Their son, William H, enlisted in Co A.  The son of Daniel and Mary Derryberry, M Wesley Derryberry preached at Union Baptist Church in Henderson Co, TN before the war.  MR #482 

DERRYBERRY, WILLIAM (WILLIAMSON) A(BRAHAM), Co G, private, enlisted by Captain Belew for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/5/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/25/62 at age 20 (born 9/8/42).  He was 5’6 ½” tall, light complexion, black eyes, dark hair, a farmer.  Derryberry developed “TB in both lungs and a persistent acrofulous (scrofulous) eruption throughout the surface of his body.”  He was discharged on disability on 2/25/63.  After the war he married Savannah Ellen Barger (1870) in Missouri.  Derryberry applied for an invalid pension in the 1880s.  He died in Kennett, Dunklin Co, MO on 8/23/1881.  His wife applied for a widow's pension in 1883.  Derryberry was the son of Elijah B and Catherine Davis Derryberry.  MR #483

DERRYBERRY, WILLIAM H(ENRY), Co A, private, enlisted for 3 years on 8/9/62 and mustered on 8/18/62 in Lexington, TN at age 17 (b. 12/15/1844).  He was 5’5 ½” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, age 17 (born 12/15/1844) and a resident of the Lone Elm Community in Henderson Co, TN.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Presumably captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Derryberry spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Moved to Florence, SC, he died in the prison hospital of chronic diarrhea on 1/12/65.  He was the son of Michael Wesley of Company H and Susan Wallace Derryberry.  There is a pension application for another William H Derryberry of Co A who died in 1892 and a widow, Elizabeth Derryberry, who applied for a pension in 1914 (denied).  MR #484

DILL, S(TEPHEN) F, Co B, 4th sergeant, enlisted for 3 years in Carroll Co, TN on 8/20/62, and mustered in either Benton Co, TN or Huntingdon, TN on 8/22/62 at age 28.  He was 5’10” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light or dark hair, a farmer, born in Sumner Co, TN or Carroll Co, TN.  Dill was in a prison hospital in Richmond, VA on 11/12/63 and was most likely taken from there to Andersonville Prison in Georgia when Richmond was threatened by Union forces.  He died on 9/2/64 of chronic diarrhea in Andersonville Prison.  A resident of Carroll Co, TN, he was the son of James and Laviney Dill.  MR #488

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