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Revised 6/26/2012

SISSON (CISSUM), JAMES R, Co A, private, enlisted for 3 years in Jackson, TN on 3/17/63.  Sisson 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 6/20/63 and returned to duty on 1/24/62.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was imprisoned in Andersonville in Georgia and other eastern prisons.  Sisson’s record is unclear.  He was released through Wilmington, NC on 3/1/65 and died in the Sherman General Hospital on 3/11/65 at Florence.  His mother, Mary A Sisson, applied for a dependent mother’s pension and received $8 per month in the 1883 pension list of Henderson Co, TN.  Sisson may be the James R Cissum, son of John and Mary Cissum in the 1850 census of Henderson Co, TN.  If so, he was only about 17 years old at enlistment.  MR #1634

SKATES (SCATES), GREEN, Companies K, B & C, private, enlisted by Captain Beatty for 3 years in Henderson Co, TN on 4/24/63 and mustered the same day at age 19.  He received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  He was 5’9” tall, light complexion, hazel eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN and a resident thereof.  Scates was court-martialed for some infraction and had half his pay stopped for 2 months.  He was not captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and transferred to the new Co C on 8/19/64.  Scates mustered out at Nashville, TN on 8/7/65 when the regiment disbanded.  He married Amanda Autry.  In 1890 he still lived in Henderson Co, TN and in 1891 he applied for an invalid pension.  He died on 7/11/1914 at Chesterfield, TN and is buried in the Bible Grove Cemetery in Henderson Co, TN.  He has a military marker.  MR #1635

SLATER, ANDREW J, Co G, private, enlisted in Trenton, TN on 11/20/62.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862, he apparently did not go to parole camp.  He died in Memphis, TN on 1/26/63 (tombstone) or 2/5/63 (muster roll).  Slater is buried in Corinth National Cemetery in Corinth, MS in grave B-3391.  He may have been from Dyer Co, TN.  MR #1637

SLOAN, JAMES D, Co C, corporal, enlisted on 9/10/63 and mustered on 11/25/63 at about 19 years of age.  He was one of the men of the 13th/14th TN Cavalry not captured with their regiment at Fort Pillow on 4/12/64.  They were temporarily attached to the 7th Tennessee detachment stationed at Columbus, KY in the spring and summer of 1864.  These men left the 7th to become part of Co E 6th Tennessee Cavalry.  He appears to have been captured at Johnsonville, TN at some point.  George F Sloan, who may have been his father, seems to have been denied a dependent father’s pension on Sloan's record in 1875.  MR #1639

SMALL, ANDREW J(ACKSON), Co H, was in the battle of Lexington, TN in December 1862.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was imprisoned in Andersonville in Georgia and other eastern prisons but was exchanged through Vicksburg, MS in April 1865.  Small was one of the six members of the 7th Tennessee who died on the ill-fated steamer “Sultana” upstream from Memphis, TN on 4/27/65.  The Andersonville site says he survived but his muster roll says he died on 4/27/65, the date of the disaster.  He was the son of Andrew Jackson and Mary Seago Small.  Mary Small, who was widowed by 1860, received a dependent mother’s pension by 1867.  She had two other sons said to have fought with the Confederacy and some descendants say a son, Thomas, was in Co H of the 7th Tennessee with Andrew Jackson.  Thomas does not have muster roll records, however.  MR #1641

SMITH, ADDISON R, Co G, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/5/62 at age 24.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862, he did not report to parole camp and was AWOL by 1/20/63.  Smith was the son of Edward and Sallie Smith of Carroll Co, TN and brother to Edward H Smith, also of Co G.  An Addison R Smith who joined Co G, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry on 11/11/63 at age 34 and mustered on 12/25/63, is listed in the 2nd Mounted Infanty records as having died on 2/2/64 at Paducah, KY of smallpox and remittent fever.  MR #1642

SMITH, BRITOEN (BRITTAN), Co C, sergeant/private, enlisted in Jackson, TN on 8/28/62 at age 35.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Smith 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 6/19/63 but returned to duty at some point.  He died in Cairo, IL of pneumonia on 4/16/64 and is buried in the National Cemetery at Mound City, IL in grave #A-494.  Smith and wife Nancy were in the 1860 census of Henderson Co, TN.  MR #1643

SMITH, DANIEL, Co B, private, enlisted for 3 years in Paducah, KY on 10/1/64 at age 19.  He was 5’10” tall, light complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Decatur Co, TN.  He received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  Smith mustered out at Nashville, TN on 8/7/65 when the regiment disbanded.  He married 1st Sarah C Hudson in Illinois, then moved to Harviell, Butler Co, Missouri about 1870.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1884 and was still in Butler Co for the 1890 veterans’ census.  The pension mentions that he married 2nd, Mary Ann Pottinger, (divorced), then Mandy Watkins.  MR#1644 

SMITH, EDWARD (H), Co G, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/5/62 at age 21/31.  He was 5’1 ½” tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN on 11/27/42 and a resident thereof.  Captured and paroled at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/62, he spent time in parole camp at Columbus, OH (Camp Chase) awaiting exchange.  Sent to Nashville in September 1863, he mustered out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  The Molly Owen Memoir says Smith was shot by soldiers at his home near Clarksburg and never fully recovered.  He married Aromia Wiley in 1868, joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in 1887, applied for an invalid pension in 1890 and died about 1898.  Smith is buried in the Blair Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN and has a military marker.  His wife, Arty M(issy), applied for a widow’s pension in January 1899.  Smith was the son of Edward and Sallie Smith of Carroll Co, TN and brother to Addison R Smith, also of Co G.  MR #1645

SMITH, FRANCIS A, Co A, 1st lieutenant.  He was one of the men of the 13th/14th Tennessee Cavalry not captured with their regiment at Fort Pillow on 4/12/64 who were temporarily placed with the 7th Tennessee detachment stationed at Columbus, KY in the spring and summer of 1864. Smith wrote an account of the Fort Pillow Massacre for a Congressional investigation of the battle.  The men of the 13th/14th left the 7th Tennessee to become part of Co E 6th Tennessee Cavalry.  Reported missing on 7/6/64, he returned in time to become Captain of Co E, 6th TN Cavalry on 7/1/65.  MR # 1646 

SMITH, ISAAC (M), Co C, private, enlisted in Jackson, TN on 8/18/62.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was imprisoned in Andersonville in Georgia and other eastern prisons and suffered from scrobutus.  Exchanged through Vicksburg, MS, he was one of the six members of the 7th Tennessee who died on the ill-fated steamer “Sultana” upstream from Memphis, TN on 4/27/65.  MR #1647

SMITH, JAMES M, Co G, corporal, enlisted for 1 year in Clarksburg, TN on 8/5/62 at age 18.  He was 5’6” tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, born in Pontotoc Co, MS or Tippa Co, MS, a farmer in Carroll Co, TN.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862, he spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  While there he was hospitalized on 4/10/63 as well as in July/August 1863 at Louisville, KY with typhoid fever.  From Louisville he caught a steamboat to Paducah, KY where he got on a horse and rode home.  Smith served out his one year enlistment and mustered out officially at La Grange/Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  After the war he worked in the mercantile business, was a Justice of the Peace and a County Judge.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1889.  In 1910 he owned a store in Henderson Co, TN and was married to his 2nd wife, Mary E Smith.  Smith is buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery (Old) in Carroll Co, TN and has a military marker.  His wife, Mary E Smith, applied for a widow’s pension in August 1924.  Smith was the son of Charles Bird and Sarah Bridges Smith.  Some of the information in this bio is from the veterans’ questionnaire Smith filled out in the early 1900s.  MR #1648

SMITH, JOHN (W), Co M, private, enlisted for 3 years in Montezuma, TN on 9/1/63 at age 27.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was imprisoned in Andersonville in Georgia and other eastern prisons.  Smith died of diarrhea in Savannah, GA on 10/2/64 (muster roll) or 10/3/64  according to the New York Times Savannah Hospital death list.  His widow applied for a pension in 1865 and a minors’ pension application was also submitted.  MR #1649

SMITH, JOHN W, 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 34/37/38.  He was 6’4” tall, dark complexion, black eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN and a resident thereof in 1860.  Smith furnished his own horse and equipment.  The only other information in his muster rolls is that he was in the hospital in Jeffersonville, IN.  He gave his residence as Johnson Co, IL, Grantsbury Post Office.  He was discharged from Jeffersonville on 6/30/65.  Smith and his wife, Martha Herron Smith (m. 1850), were back in District #16, Carroll Co, TN by the 1870 and 1880 census.  Smith applied for and received, an invalid pension in January 1879.  His widow also received a pension.  MR #1650

SMITH, JOSEPH, Co F, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/8/62 at age 24/26.  He was 6’ tall, dark complexion, gray eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN and a resident thereof.  He was most likely captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862 since he spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  He died there of pneumonia on 7/20/63.  MR #1651

SMITH, SIDNEY (J), Co I, private, was 19 years old and a refugee resident of Magnolia, IL when he enlisted for 1 year and mustered on 1/6/65 in Paducah, KY.  He was 5’6” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, black hair, a farmer, born in Decatur Co, TN.  Smith died in the post hospital at Paducah, KY on 4/24/65 of typhoid fever less than 4 months after enlistment.  He was buried at Paducah but was moved to grave #H-4752 in the National Cemetery in Mound City, IL.  His father, Anderson J Smith, applied for a dependent father’s pension in the 1880s.  MR #1652

SMITH, THOMAS, Co K, private, enlisted by Lieutenant Wallace for 3 years in Decatur Co, TN on 5/12/63 and mustered same place on 6/12/63 at age 33.  He was 5’8” tall, dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Decatur Co, TN.  There is nothing further in his muster rolls.  The application for a minor's pension in 1873, however, says he died in Mobile, AL which indicates he was captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and died on the way to prison in Georgia.  MR #1653

SMITH, THOMAS A(TLAS), Co A, captain/major, enlisted for 3 years in Jackson, TN on 8/11/62 at age 45.  He mustered as Captain of Co A and was promoted to Major on 11/14/62.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton on 12/20/1862, he spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  Smith was exchanged along with the officers and rejoined the detachment on 6/20/63.  Captured again this time with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was imprisoned in officers’ prisons in the southeast.  From his last confinement at Columbia, SC, he was sent to Charleston, SC to be exchanged on 12/10/64.  The New York Times listed him in the article “Union Martyrs.”  Smith was taken to Annapolis, MD where he obtained a leave of absence for 30 days.  He was discharged due to disability on 12/19/64.  Returning to Henderson Co, TN, Smith was active in public life and Republican politics.  He served as census taker and county register after the war and owned about 500 acres of land.  A member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #81, he complained of rupture and Bright’s disease in the veteran’s census of 1890.  Smith applied for an invalid pension in 1880 and died on 10/18/1891   He is buried in the Lexington Cemetery without a military marker.  The son of Benjamin and Esther Argo Smith, he married to Mary Jane Campbell Smith (m. 1858).  She applied for an received a widow's pension.  MR #1654

SMITH, WILLIAM H, Co B, private, enlisted for 3 years in Carroll Co, TN on 8/20/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/26/62.  He was one of the 100 or more men who went AWOL from the forts on the Mississippi/Tennessee line in June 1863.  Smith left Saulsbury and was captured in Carroll Co, TN about 8/18/63 by a portion of Colonel Newsom’s rebel forces.  Most likely he was first sent to Richmond, VA and later transferred to Andersonville Prison where he died on 9/22/64 of scrobutus and diarrhea chronic.  A resident of Carroll Co, TN in 1860, he was married in 1857 to Margaret E Forbess.  She received a widow's pension.  MR #1655

SMITH, WILLIAM M, Companies A & I, private, enlisted by Captain King for 3 years in Buena Vista, TN on 9/5/63 and mustered at Union City, TN on 12/15/63 at age 30.  He was 5’7 ½” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Smith transferred from Co A to Co I on 2/17/65 and was convalescent in Asylum Hospital in July 1865.  There is no further record in the muster rolls.  Smith most likely was captured at Union City and spent time in Andersonville Prison since he was in Asylum Hospital in 1865.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1886 and died at Buena Vista, TN on 7/27/1915.  In 1916 his second wife, Milert Ophelia Smith, applied for a widow’s pension.  MR #1656

SMOTHERS, ISAAC, Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 8/20/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 9/4/62 at about age 21 (b. 4/17/1841).  He was AWOL after the battles of Lexington and Trenton, TN (December 1862) but turned up on 5/26/63.  Assigned to the forts along the Mississippi/Tennessee line, he was one of the 100 or more men who went AWOL in June 1863.  Smothers left Grand Junction, TN on 6/10/63.  Arrested and returned to duty, he was later captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and imprisoned in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Smothers volunteered in the 10th Infantry (CSA) in order to leave prison.  Captured by Union forces at Egypt Station, MS on 12/28/64 while with the rebels, he was confined in the Alton, IL military prison on 1/25/65.  Smothers then enlisted in Co D, 5th Infantry, a regiment for rebel deserters, on 3/18/65 in order to be able to leave this prison.  He deserted the 5th Infantry at Plum Creek, Nebraska on 8/15/1866.  He returned to Carroll Co, TN by the 1870.  Smothers died on 3/12/1898 and is buried in the Hampton Graveyard in Carroll Co, TN with a military marker.  The son of Gillum and Tina Smothers, he married Nancy Ann Mullins.  His brother Sebron Smothers was also in Co E and at Andersonville Prison.  MR #1657

SMOTHERS, JAMES F(RANKLIN), Companies E, B & C, duty sergeant/sergeant, enlisted by Captain Parsons at Huntingdon, TN on 6/28/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at age 24.  He was 5’8” tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer born in Carroll Co, TN in September 1837 and a resident thereof in 1860.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862, he most likely spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  These men were exchanged from June through September, 1863.  Smothers was not captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64.  The men who escaped generally spent the Spring and summer of 1864 in Columbus, KY.  Smothers transferred to Co C in August of 1864 and spent time in the hospital with a hernia at Jeffersonville, IN in 1865.  He received an early discharge on 6/2/65 due to disability.  Smothers and wife, Sarah Elizabeth Barnes, (m. 1857) eventually moved to Benton Co, TN.  He became a Methodist Episcopal minister and a Mason according to his obituary in Camden Chronicle.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1879.  Smothers died in Camden, TN on 2/10/1916 and is buried in the Palestine Cemetery in Benton Co, TN with a military marker.  His 2nd wife, Cora Baggett Smothers, applied for and received a widow’s pension.  Smothers was the son of John Pinkston and Nancy Smothers.  MR #1658

SMOTHERS, SEBRON, Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 6/28/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at age 18/19 (census).  He was AWOL from 3/17/63 to 5/26/63 and was one of the 100 or more men who went AWOL from the forts on the Mississippi/Tennessee line in June 1863.  He left La Grange, TN on 6/6/63 and was in arrest for desertion in January and February, 1864.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was imprisoned in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Smothers joined the rebel army on 2/28/65 but escaped to Union lines at Macon, GA on 4/20/65.  He was sent to Hilton Head, SC then to Washington DC on 5/24/65, then to College Green Barracks on 6/4/65, then to Camp Chase, OH on 6/8/65.  Mustered out on 6/27/65, he was relieved from penalties attached to enrolling in the rebel army.  Smothers married Francis McCoy in 1868.  In 1870 he worked as a farm hand for his former captain, Pleasant K Parsons of Co E, and married his 2nd wife, Sarah E Laycook, the same year.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1889.  Smothers died in Huntingdon, TN sometime after the 1910 census and is buried in Palmer’s Shelter Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN with a military marker.  His wife, Sarah E Smothers, applied for a widow’s pension.  MR #1659

SPAIN, ABNER (ABRAM or AARON) H, Co F, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/14/62 at age 18.  He had the consent of his parents, Theodore and Caroline Edwards Spain, of Carroll Co, TN.  He was one of the 100 or more men AWOL from the Tennessee/Mississippi line forts in June 1863.   Spain left Grand Junction, TN on 6/20/63.  No discharge is listed in the muster rolls but a note says he was 22 at muster out so he must have returned to duty.  Spain married 15 year old Francis L Morris in 1869.  They are in the 1870 but not the 1880 census of Carroll Co, TN.  MR #1663

SPAIN, WILLIAM (WILBORNE), Companies K & C, private, enlisted for 3 years at Saulsbury, TN by Lieutenant Helmer.  He was 21 years old (born 11/11/41), 5’5”tall, dark complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN and a resident thereof.  He received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was imprisoned in Andersonville in Georgia and other eastern prisons.  Spain was hospitalized with chronic diarrhea while in prison.  Exchanged on 4/1/65, he received pay for 371 days rations.  He mustered out at Nashville, TN on 8/7/65 when the regiment disbanded.  Spain applied for an invalid pension in 1873.  It says that pneumonia settled in his right eye at Andersonville Prison and blinded that eye.  In 1890 Wilburn Spain lived near Center Point in Henderson Co, TN.  He moved to Arkansas, died on 1/13/1913 and is buried in the Union Ridge Cemetery, Dayton, Sebastian Co, Arkansas.  His wife, Martha Jane Wright Spain, applied for a widow’s pension in 1913.  He appears to have been the son of Wright and Mary A Spain and brother to Hezekiah and Samuel Spain, also of Co K.  MR #1665 

SPAIN (SPANE), HEZIKIAH (HESEKIAH), Co K, private, enlisted for 3 years in Henderson Co, TN by Captain Beatty on 5/28/63 at age 30.  He was 5’10” tall, dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN and a resident thereof.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was imprisoned in Andersonville in Georgia where he died on 10/10/64.  He appears to have been the son of Wright and Mary A Spain and brother to William and Samuel Spain, also of Co K.  His mother applied for and received a dependent parent pension in 1866.  MR #1664 & 1669

SPANE (SPAIN), SAMUEL, Co K, private, enlisted for 3 years by Captain Beatty in Henderson Co, TN on 5/28/63 at age 19/20.  He was 5’7” tall, dark hair, gray eyes, dark complexion, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN and a resident thereof.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was imprisoned in Andersonville in Georgia and other eastern prisons.  Paroled through Savannah, GA in November, 1864, Spain was transferred to hospital #1 in Annapolis, MD where he died on 12/8/64.  He was buried in the Ashgrove Cemetery in grave #1439, J-79.  He appears to have been the son of Wright and Mary A Spain and brother to Hezekiah and William Spain, also of Co K.  MR #1670

SHEAR (SPEAR), JAMES D, Companies K & C, private, enlisted for 3 years in Dresden, TN and present in November/December 1863.  He was 24 years old, 5’9” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Gibson Co, TN.  He received a $300 bounty for enlistment.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was imprisoned in Andersonville in Georgia and other eastern prisons.  Exchanged on 2/24/65 through North East Ferry, NC (Wilmington), Spear was at Camp Chase, OH by 3/15/65.  He mustered out at Nashville, TN on 8/7/65 when the regiment disbanded.  He is most likely the James D Spear (m. Josephine) in the 1880 census of Gibson Co, TN.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1892 and died in Trenton, TN on 3/4/1915.  MR #1671

SHEARS (SPEARS), JOHN (JAMES) W, Co C, private, enlisted for 1 year at Paducah, KY on 3/1/65 and mustered the same day.  He was 30 years old, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, born in Gibson Co, TN.  He received a $33.33 1/3 bounty and was a refugee resident of Trivoli, IL at the time of his enlistment.  He mustered out at Nashville, TN on 8/7/65 when the regiment disbanded.  His Illinois residence lists him as John W Spears.  MR #1672

SPEARS, WILLIAM, private, enlisted for 3 years by Lieutenant Helmer at Paducah, KY on 12/20/64 and mustered the same day at age 19.  He was 5’7” tall, fair complexion, black eyes, black hair, a farmer, born in McCracken Co, KY.  Spears mustered out at Nashville, TN on 8/7/65 when the regiment disbanded.  MR #1673

SPELLINGS, JAMES M(ARSHALL), Companies B & A, duty sergeant/sergeant, enlisted by Captain Martin for 3 years in Carroll Co, TN on 8/12/62 and mustered in Benton Co, TN on 8/17/62 at age 36 (born 7/28/28).  He had a dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, born in Carroll Co, TN or NC, a farmer with residence in Buena Vista, TN.  He furnished his own horse and equipment and received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  He was appointed sergeant on 8/25/62.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862, he most likely spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  These men were exchanged from June through September, 1863.  Spellings was not captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64.  The men who escaped generally spent the spring and summer of 1864 in Columbus, KY.  Spellings was hospitalized in Jeffersonville, IN by 6/4/65 and was discharged from there on 6/16/65.  He applied for a pension in September 1875.  Spellings died on 12/26/1878 and is buried in the Spellings Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN without a military marker.  He was the son of Gideon and Nancy Spellings and brother to John Spellings of Companies B & A.  He married to Adaline Butler.  MR #1674

SPELLINGS, JOHN, Companies B & A, private/corporal/sergeant, enlisted by Captain Martin for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 8/15/62 and mustered in Benton Co, TN on 8/17/62 at age 24.  He had a dark complexion, grey eyes, light hair, born in Carroll Co, TN (9/24/40).  He furnished his own horse and equipment and received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862, he most likely spent time in parole camp at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH along with Colonel Hawkins and others of the regiment awaiting exchange.  These men were exchanged from June through September, 1863.  Spellings was not captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64.  The men who escaped generally spent the spring and summer of 1864 in Columbus, KY.  He was orderly to Colonel Hawkins in September/October 1864 when Hawkins returned from Confederate prison.  Promoted to corporal on 2/1/65, he made sergeant two months later on 4/1/65.  Hospitalized with chronic diarrhea on 6/4/65, he was discharged from the Jeffersonville, IN military hospital on disability.  Spellings received an invalid pension in 1870. He died on 1/28/1905 and is buried in the Spellings Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN with a military marker.  This cemetery is “about 200 yards from where he lived”. He was “one of the leading stock men in West Tennessee” (obit in Dresden Enterprize).  The son of Gideon and Nancy Spellings and brother to James M Spellings, he was married to Elizabeth F Hamilton.  She applied for a widow’s pension in October 1905.  MR #1675

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