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Revised 6/30/2012

WADLEY, JAMES (JOHN) R, Co A, private, enlisted for 3 years at Jackson, TN on 8/18/62 at age 22.  He was captured and paroledat the battle of Trenton, TN on December 20, 1862 and most likely spent time in parole camp at Columbus, OH (Camp Chase).  There is no evidence in the muster rolls that he was captured with the regiment at Union City TN on 3/24/64 and no discharge date is given in the muster rolls.  Wadley is listed in the 1870 census of Henderson Co, TN in district #11 married to Sarah J Wadley.  The ages of the children would presuppose a marriage about 1863.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1912.  Wadley appears to be the son of John and Matilda Allen Wadley of Henderson Co, TN and brother to Thomas M Wadley of Co K.  MR #1816

WADLEY, THOMAS M, Co K, private, enlisted for 3 years in Union City, TN by Captain Beatty on 2/27/64 at age 19.  He was 5’8” tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN.  Wadley was dismissed due to minority.  His date of discharge was set retroactively in 1879 to be 4/24/64.  The muster rolls mention that he applied for an invalid pension.  Wadley died on 11/19/1903 and is buried in the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Henderson Co, TN.  He was a widower at the time and left four children according to his obituary.  He appears to be the son of John and Matilda Allen Wadley and brother to John R Wadley of Co A.  MR #1817

WAGGONER, JOHN W (W), Co A,private/teamster, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington, TN on 8/9/62 and mustered in Jackson, TN on 8/19/62 at age 45.   He furnished his own horse and equipment worth $70.  Waggoner was 5’8” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer.  He was captured at either the battle of Lexington or Trenton, TN in December 1862 and taken to Camp Chase, OH.  There he was discharged on 3/5/63 due to a lung problem aggravated by military service.  Waggoner resided in Henderson Co, TN in the 1850 census but seems to have moved to Henry Co, TN where he died on 3/20/1896.  He is buried in the Cox Cemetery, Cottage Grove, TN along with his wife, Martha Jane Hatcher Waggoner.  MR #1819

WAITES, THOMPSON, Companies A & C, private, enlisted for 3 years in Adamsville, TN and mustered in Columbus, KY on 6/29/64 at age 23.  He received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  The men who volunteered after the majority of the regiment were captured at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, and those not captured, were stationed mostly in Columbus, KY in the spring and summer of 1864 and in Paducah, KY in the fall.  Waites mustered out with the regiment in Nashville, TN on 8/9/65.  He applied for and received an invalid pension in 1890 and died on 11/9/1920 at Sulpher Rock, Arkansas.  His wife applied for a widow's pension in 1920 and there were three minors pension in 1928.   MR #1821

WALKER, JAMES A, Co E, private, enlisted in Huntingdon, TN on 8/23/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 9/4/62.  Walker is known to have been AWOL in April 1863.  His muster roll says he died of a gun shot on 9/10/63 and pension applications say he was in Decatur Co, TN at the time.  J. N. Walker applied to be guardian for a minor’s pension in the 1870s but it appears to have been rejected, as did the widow's pension.  This would seem to indicate he was AWOL at the time of his death.  This might be the J A Walker in Benton Co, TN who married Nancy Caroline Radford in 1859.  She moved to Williamson Co, IL and remarried in 1866.  MR #1824

WALKER, W(ILLIAM) J, Co I, private, enlisted at Union City, TN on 1/4/64 but never mustered.  Applications for an invalid pension in 1888 and a widow's pension were both denied.  Walker might be William J Walker of Carroll Co, TN, son of William and Mary McDaniel Walker.  This soldier died, however, in Crainville, Illinois on 11/4/1891.  MR #1825

WALL, JOHN W, Co M, corporal, enlisted for 3 years in Adamsville, TN on 7/6/63.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Wall died of typhoid in Andersonville Prison in Georgia on 6/9/64.  There is no further information in his muster rolls.  The NY Times reported that he died in camp, not in the hospital.  MR #1826

WALLACE, CHARLES J, Co C was one of the men of the 13th/14th TN Cavalry who were not captured at Fort Pillow in April 1864.  These men were temporarily with the 7th Tennessee at Columbus, KY in the spring and summer of 1864 but left to become Co E, 6th TN Cavalry.  Wallace applied for and received an invalid pension in 1897.  He has no records in the 7th Tennessee muster rolls.

WALLACE, GEORGE W, Companies H, I & C, private, enlisted by Captain Derryberry in Lexington, TN on 9/20/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/28/62 at age 24/25.  He was 5’7 ½” tall, fair complexion, black eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN.  Captured and paroled at the battle of Trenton, TN, he may have spent time in parole camp at Columbus, OH (Camp Chase).  Wallace is presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Exchanged on 11/20/64 through Savannah, GA, he was taken to Annapolis, MD.  He mustered out with the regiment at Nashville on 8/9/65.   Wallace appears to have been the son of Peter Doctrine and Nancy King Wallace and the brother of Robert Russell Wallace of Co K.  He was married to Mary Jane Adams Wallace.  She applied for a widow’s pension in the 1870s and was receiving $8 per month in 1883 pension list.  MR # 1828

WALLACE, JOHN J, Companies K & I, 2nd lieutenant, enlisted first in the 3rd Michigan Cavalry at Dowagiac, Michigan on 9/30/1861.  He was 5’9” tall, light complexion, brown hair, born in Genesee, NY.  Wallace transferred to the 7th Tennessee on 4/15/63 at Jackson, Tennessee in order to help recruit Co K.  He furnished his own horse and equipment and was 28 years old.  Wallace was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant on 6/20/1863.  Captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he attempted to escape at Ellistown, MS on the trip south but was recaptured the next day.  Imprisoned first at Macon, GA, he was also at Savannah, GA (according to G. W. Moore’s pension papers), and at Columbus, SC.  After escaping from Columbus, he walked to Union lines in East Tennessee, reporting for “duty without going home.”  Wallace later asked for a 10 day furlough to visit family in Cass Creek, Michigan.  There was a minor’s pension application filed in Kansas in 1883 with Julia E Wilson as guardian.  MR #1829

WALLACE, ROBERT R(USSELL), Company K, private, enlisted for 3 years in Henderson Co, TN on 4/20/63 at age 28.  He was 5’9” tall, light complexion, blue eyes, sandy hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN (3/3/1833).  He is presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Exchanged through Jacksonville, FL on 4/28/65, he was taken to College Green Barracks, MD then to Camp Chase, OH on 5/18/65 and discharged at Camp Chase on 6/16/65. Wallace applied for an invalid pension in the 1880s.  In the 1890 veterans’ census he lived near the Center Point Post Office in Henderson Co, TN and reported that he had lost an eye in prison.  He was a member of the local Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).  Wallace died 1/23/1897 and is buried in the Mount Moriah Cemetery in Henderson Co, Tennessee and has a military marker.  His widow, Mary E Wallace, applied for a pension in September 1897.  Wallace appears to have been the son of Peter Doctrine and Nancy King Wallace and the brother of George W Wallace of companies H, I & C.  MR #1830

WALLACE, WILLIAM, Co A, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 1/1/64 and mustered at Paducah, KY on 5/14/64 at age 27/30.  He was 5’10” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN.  He was arrested on 12/22/64 at Paducah, KY on a charge of disobedience of orders.  Wallace died in Lexington, KY on 12/18/65 due to erysipelas and inflammation of the tongue and throat.  A widow's and a minor's pension were both denied.  MR #1831

WALLER, WILLIAM, Co C, private.  He enlisted for one year and furnished his own horse and equipment from 1/1/64-2/29/64.  There is no further information in his muster rolls.  MR #1832

WALPOLE, BENJAMIN F, Co F, private, enlisted for 1 year and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/24/62 at age 19 (b. 2/4/43).  He was captured at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/62 and deserted on his way to parole camp in Columbus, Ohio.  Walpole applied for an invalid pension after the war but it was denied due to his AWOL status.  In 1890 he lived in Carroll Co, TN.  The son of William S and Lydia Earhart Walpole,  he was the married to Margaret Emily Keaton.  He died on 12/19/1910 and is buried in the Keaton Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN, without a military marker.  MR #1833 & 1834

WARD, JOHN T, Co I, private, enlisted for 3 years in Benton Co, TN on 9/15/63 and mustered at Union City, TN on 12/15/63.  There is no further information in his muster rolls.  MR #1835

WARD, JOSEPH R(ILEY), Co B, private, enlisted in Carroll Co, TN for 3 years on 8/20/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/26/62 at age 27/28 (b. 12/25/35).  He was 5’7 ½” tall, fair complexion, hazel eyes, black hair, a farmer, born in Benton Co, TN.  He furnished his own horse and equipment and received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  Ward was captured and paroled at the battle of Trenton, TN and is assumed to have spent time in parole camp at Columbus, OH (Camp Chase) until exchanged.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Ward spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  Exchanged through Jacksonville, FL on 4/28/65, He was taken to College Green Barracks, MD then to Camp Chase, OH where he was discharged on 6/16/65.  He married Elizabeth P McGill in 1856, and moved to Illinois sometime after the war.  He applied for and received an invalid pension in 1894.  Ward died on 3/31/1897 in Williamson Co, IL and is buried in Section 29 of the Ward Cemetery in Creal Springs Township NW.  His 2nd wife, Seddicten Phillips Ward, received a widow’s pension in 1897.  The son of Thomas Ward, Sr and Elizabeth Greer Ward, he was brother to Thomas Allen Ward, also of Co B.  MR #1836

WARD, THOMAS A(LLEN), Co B, private, enlisted for 3 years in Carroll Co, TN on 8/16/62 and mustered in Benton Co, TN on 8/17/62 at about 25 years old.  Ward was captured and paroled at the battle of Trenton, TN and is assumed to have spent time in parole camp at Columbus, OH (Camp Chase).  Exchanged in 1863, he is presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He died during the war, probably at Camp Lawton, Millen, GA.  A marker there that seems to be for him gives the date as 12/3/1864.  His widow, Martha J, applied for a pension in 1867.  In 1883 she was receiving $8 per month.  In 1890 she lived near the Camden, TN Post Office and reported that her husband died in Andersonville Prison.  Martha later married John Thedford.  In 1925 Louisa Ward, a “helpless child” of Thomas and Martha J applied for pension.  MR #1837

WARD, W(ILLIAM) ROBERT (WARREN ROBERT, alias), Co B, private, enlisted for 3 years in Carroll Co, TN on 8/16/62 and mustered in Benton Co, TN on 8/17/62 at age 18.  He was 5’9” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Benton Co, TN.  He was captured and paroled at the battle of Trenton, TN and presumably spent time in parole camp at Columbus, OH (Camp Chase).  In 1883 Ward applied for and received an invalid pension.  The assertion that he had deserted from Co M 19th Ohio Cavalry was canceled and in 1904 he was given a retro discharge to read 7/13/63.  Ward died on 9/17/1921 at Branson, MO.  His widow received a pension.  MR #1838

WARDEN, J W, Co E.  This man has no muster rolls but is listed as AWOL on the April 1863 deserters’ list.

WATERMAN, RICHARD, Co D.  This man has no muster rolls but is listed as AWOL on the April 1863 deserters’ list.

WATSON, JAMES A, Co I, enlisted for 1 year by Lieutenant Murray at Paducah, KY on 1/12/65 and mustered the same day at age 18.  He was 5’8” tall, fair complexion, hazel eyes, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN and a refugee resident of Magnolia, IL at the time of enlistment.  Watson was discharged with the regiment when it disbanded at Nashville, TN on 8/9/65.  A resident of Henderson Co, TN working as a store clerk in the 1870 census, he was married to Mary E, age 21.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1898 while living in Texas.  MR #1841

WATSON, JOHN, Co C, blacksmith/private, enlisted for 3 years in Jackson, TN on 8/28/62.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Watson went AWOL by April 1863 and was declared a deserter on 6/19/63.  There is no further information in his muster rolls.  MR #1842

WATSON, JOHN C, Co C, private, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington, TN on 9/1/62 at age 32.  He was 6’ tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Decatur Co, TN.  He 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.  Watson was either captured while AWOL after 6/13/63 or returned to duty in time to be captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64.  He died in Andersonville Prison in Georgia on 11/23/64.  His widow, Emeline, applied for a pension in 1866.  A minor, T Lowe, applied later.  MR #1843

WATSON, LYMAN (SIMON) P, Companies K, B & C, private, enlisted by Lieutenant J J Wallace for 3 years in either Henderson or Decatur Counties in Tennessee on 5/3/63 at age 29.  He received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  Watson deserted on 1/16/64 in Huntingdon, TN but was back by May/June 1864.  He moved from Co B to Co C on 8/19/64.  At some point he sold a (government) horse and appropriated the money for his own use. He was discharged with the regiment when it disbanded at Nashville, TN on 8/9/65.  In the pension file of J W Boman, former Pvt Watson lived near the Chesterfield Post Office in Henderson Co, TN.  He applied for an invalid pension at some point.  In the 1890 veterans’ census he lived in Lake Co, TN near the Tiptonville PO and complained of erysipelas of a chronic, scrofulous nature.  Watson died in 1910 and is buried in the Bible Grove Missionary Baptist Cemetery in Henderson Co, TN.  His tombstone has his company and regiment but it is not an official stone.  His widow, Mary M Hays, applied for a pension but was turned down.  MR #1844

WATSON, WILLIAM H, Co D, enlisted on 7/29/1861, discharged on 9/10/1862 and died on 1/19/1904 at Bethel Station, AR.  This man's widow applied for a pension in 1930 but it was denied.  He most likely was never a member of the 7th Tennessee since Co D was not recruited until 1862.

WATSON, WILLIAM M, Companies B & A, private, enlisted for 3 years in Union City, TN on 11/1/63 and mustered at Columbus KY on 1/14/64 at age 22 (b. 1845).  A veteran of Co E, 31st Illinois Infantry, he received a $300 bounty for enlistment.  There is no evidence in the muster rolls that he was captured with the regiment at Union City TN on 3/24/64.   The men not captured were stationed mostly in Columbus, KY in the spring and summer of 1864 and in Paducah, KY in the fall.  He was discharged with the regiment when it disbanded at Nashville, TN on 8/9/65.  Watson applied for an invalid pension while living in Illinois.  He died on 12/6/1918 and is buried in the Gentry Cemetery, Williamson Co, IL, with a military marker.  His wife, Mima, applied for a widow’s pension in January 1919.  MR #1845

WAUGH, JAMES WILLIS, Companies A & I, private, enlisted for 1 year in Paducah, KY on 10/20/64 and mustered the same day at age 26.  He was 6’ tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Edgefield Co, SC but was a refugee resident of Brimfield, IL at the time of his enlistment.  Waugh transferred from Co A to Co I on 12/7/64.  He was discharged with the regiment when it disbanded at Nashville, TN on 8/9/65.  In the 1890 veterans’ census Waugh lived near the Huntingdon, TN Post Office.  In the same year he applied for an invalid pension and joined the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #56, giving his address as McLemoreville, TN.  Waugh was the son of James and Emaline Waugh of Carroll Co, TN and brother to Stanfield J Waugh of Company F.  MR #1846

WAUGH, STANFIELD J, Co F, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/5/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/24/62 at age 29.  He was 5’7” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Edgefield Co, SC.  He was captured and paroled at the battle of Trenton, TN and presumably spent time in parole camp at Columbus, OH (Camp Chase).  Snt to Nashville in September 1863, he mustered out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  He is buried in the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Carroll Co, TN with a military marker without dates.  Waugh was the son of James and Emaline Waugh of Carroll Co, TN and brother to James Willis Waugh of companies A & I.  MR #1847

WEAKLY, R L, Co I, private, enlisted for 3 years in Union City, TN on 12/1/63 and mustered there on 12/15/63.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  There is no further information in his muster rolls.  MR #1848

WEAVER, WILLIAM M (H), Co A, private/corporal, enlisted by Captain Smith for 3 years in Jackson, TN on 8/25/62 at age 19 (b. 11/14/42).  He was 5’8” tall, light complexion, grey eyes, light hair, born in Henderson Co, TN on 11/14/42 and a resident thereof.  He was captured and paroled at the battle of Trenton, TN and presumably spent time in parole camp at Columbus, OH (Camp Chase) before exchange.  Weaver was captured again with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia then to Florence, SC.  Paroled through Wilmington, NC on 3/1/65, he was most likely taken to the Jeffersonville, IN hospital since he was discharged on 5/11/65 through Louisville, KY.  He listed his contact as Martha Weaver, sister, who lived near the Red Mound, TN Post Office.  Weaver became a Baptist preacher after the war.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1881.  In the 1890 veterans’ census he lived near the Center Point Post Office in Chester Co, TN and complained of chronic bronchitis, contracted at Andersonville Prison.  Weaver died at Sardis, TN on 2/19/1911 and is buried in the Hurricane Cemetery in Hardin Co, TN.  His widow, Delilah Jane Roy Weaver, applied for a pension in February 1911.  Weaver appears to be the son Louis and Viola Weaver. MR #1849

WEBB, HENRY, Co E, private, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN on 6/28/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62.  He was AWOL from 12/17/62-5/26/63 and deserted again on 6/6/63 from La Grange, TN or on 6/13/63 from Grand Junction, TN.  He was AWOL at the time the regiment disbanded.   A Henry Webb told the 1890 veterans’ census taker that he was in Co D from 10/20/63-10/20/65, the last date was after the regiment disbanded.  This man lived in Maple Creek, TN in the 14th district of Carroll Co, TN.  He was most likely the Henry Calvin Webb who married Fanny Smothers in 1853 and was brother to John Richard and Theophilus Webb, also of Co E.  In which case, all three would be the sons of George and Eda Nordin Webb of Buena Vista, Carroll Co, TN.  MR #1850

WEBB, JOHN R(ICHARD), Companies E, B & C, 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.  He was 5’8” tall, dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Webb was AWOL from 3/17/63 to 5/26/63.  He was not captured with the regiment at Union City, TN and was with the Co C detachment in July and August 1864.  He was discharged with the regiment when it disbanded at Nashville, TN on 8/9/65.  Webb applied for an invalid pension in 1884.  He lived in Carroll Co, TN during the 1890 veterans’ census near the Roxie Post Office and complained of acute piles, contracted in the service.  He died at Huntingdon, TN on 11/27/1915.  Webb appears to be the son of George and Eda Nordin Webb of Carroll Co, TN, the husband of Adaline Lee (m. 1866) and brother to Henry Calvin and Theophilus Webb of Co E.  MR #1851

WEBB, MARTIN L, Company G, private, enlisted for 1 year, served as a wagon master from 3/1/63 and went AWOL on 6/15/63 to 9/3/63 at Grand Junction, TN.  He returned and served out his one year enlistment, mustering out at Saulsbury, TN on 10/25/63.  Webb joined Co K 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry USA after leaving the 7th Tennessee.  MR #1852

WEBB, THEOPHILUS (AUGUSTUS), Companies C & E, private, enlisted in Huntingdon, TN by Captain Parsons at age19.  He was 5’5” tall, fair complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co TN (1/8/1845) and a resident thereof in 1860.   Webb is presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia where on 2/25/65 he joined the Confederate Army when Colonel O’Neal (CSA) was recruiting within the camp.  He escaped from the rebels and returned to duty at Edgefield, TN on 4/14/65.  Taken to the hospital in Jeffersonville, IN, he was discharged there on 6/1/65.  He married Sarah Pritchard in 1869, sister to William D Pritchard, also of Co E.  Webb applied for invalid pension in 1883.  In the 1890 veterans’ census he lived near the Holladay, TN Post Office but in Carroll Co.  He complained of scurvy and mentioned his time in Andersonville Prison.  Webb died on 1/24/1928 and is buried in Shiloh Cemetery (old) in Carroll Co, TN without a military marker.  He appears to be the son of George and Eda Nordin Webb of Carroll Co, TN, and younger brother to Henry Calvin and John Richard Webb, also of Co E.  MR #1853

WEBSTER, DANIEL, Companies H & I, private, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington, TN on 9/24/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/28/62 at age 18.  He was 5’9” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, a farmer, born in Yalobusha Co, MS.  He furnished his own horse and equipment.  Webster was captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862 and had orders to report to Benton Barracks, MO then to Camp Chase in Columbus, OH to await exchange.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia and other prisons in the east.  Exchanged through Jacksonville, FL on 4/28/65, he was taken to Camp Parole, MD, then to Camp Chase, OH, where he mustered out on 6/27/65.  Webster applied for an invalid pension in 1892 while living in Indian Territory.  He seems to have had three wives, Martha Greer, Rutha Caroline Williamson and Eliza Adaline Mosier Powers.  Webster died in 1919 and is buried in the Lone Star Cemetery in Rocky, OK.  His widow, Eliza A Webster, applied for a pension in 1919 while living in Oklahoma.  MR #1854

WEBSTER, WILLIAM, Companies H & I, private, enlisted for 3 years in Lexington, TN on 10/15/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on 9/28/62 at age 19.  He was 6’1” tall, dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Yalobusha Co, MS.  He was captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton, TN on 12/20/1862 and had orders to report to Benton Barracks, MO then to Camp Chase in Columbus, OH.  He appears to have spent time in the hospital at Jeffersonville, IN due to phthisis.  Webster was discharged at Louisville, KY due to disability.  He might be the William R Webster who applied for an invalid pension giving Co I, 2nd Tennessee Cavalry as his unit.  This man’s widow seems to have been Laura M Webster who filed for a pension in Alabama.  MR #1855

WELLS, JOHN, Co M, private, enlisted for 3 years in Adamsville, TN on 4/1/63 at age 30.  Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, Wells spent time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia and other eastern prisons.  Paroled through Jacksonville, FL on 4/28/65, he was taken to College Green Barracks, MD, then on to Camp Chase, OH.  He mustered out at Camp Chase on 6/27/65.  In 1883 Wells was a member of the Farragut Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #6 and lived in Fayetteville, Hardin Co, TN.  In the 1890 veterans’ census he lived in Hardin Co, TN near the Savannah Post Office.  He applied for an invalid pension in the 1890s.  Wells is buried in Ross Cemetery II in Savannah, TN and has a GAR marker.  His widow, Malinda Wells, applied for pension  in 1922.  A minor’s pension for Sam Wells was also filed.  MR # 1858

WELCH, JAMES H, Co B, private, enlisted for 3 years in Columbus, KY on 8/15/64 at age 18.  He was 5’6” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Lincoln Co, MO.  He was discharged with the regiment when it disbanded at Nashville, TN on 8/9/65.  In the 1890 veterans’ census Welch lived in Obion Co, TN near the Protemus Post Office.  He was a member of the G L Williams Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post until 1895.  He applied for an invalid pension in 1881.  MR #1859

WELCH, WILLIAM J, Co B, private, enlisted by Lieutenant Helmer for 3 years in Columbus, KY on 9/15/64 and mustered at Paducah, KY on 9/15/64 at age 18.  He was 5’7” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, a mechanic, born in Obion Co, TN.  He received a $100 bounty for enlistment.  Welch was in the hospital from September through November 1864.  He was discharged with the regiment when it disbanded at Nashville, TN on 8/9/65.  MR #1860

WEST, EDGAR W, Co B, private, enlisted for 3 years in Columbus, KY on 8/16/64 at age 18.  He was 5’8” tall, light complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, a farmer, born in Kane Co, IL.  He had been recruited earlier for Co A, 52nd Illinois Infantry but had been rejected.  West deserted at Paducah, KY on 10/18/64 but was discharged in good standing at Mound City, IL on 11/17/64 by order of General Hooker due to cough, blood, diarrhea, etc.    In 1887 he applied for an invalid pension while living in Illinois.  In the 1920 census West still lived in Kane, IL.  His widow applied for a pension in 1926.  MR #1861

WEST, GREEN, Co A.  This man applied for an invalid pension in 1885 but it was denied.  He has no records in the muster rolls of the 7th Tennessee.

WESTERMAN, RICHARD (CHARLES W), Co D, private, enlisted for 3 years in Jackson, TN on 9/5/62 at age 34.  Other names in the muster rolls are Charles W and Richard S.  He was AWOL by April 1863 (Deserters List).  He must have returned since he was one of the 100 or more men who went AWOL from the forts on the Mississippi/Tennessee line in June 1863.  Westerman left Grand Junction, TN on 6/18/63.  The muster rolls have no discharge date.  He might be the C W Westerman in the 1860 census of Decatur Co, TN.  Descendants believe him to have used both names, to have married Margaret Jane Hill and died about 1870.  MR #1862

WHEATLEY (WHITLEY), GEORGE W, Co K, private, enlisted for 3 years in Henderson Co, TN by Captain Beatty on 5/2/63.  He was 6’2” tall, dark complexion, hazel eyes, black hair, a farmer, born in Henderson Co, TN.  His muster roll says he was on detached service recruiting, that he deserted on 8/21/63 at Saulsbury, TN and that he was “transferred.”  There is no discharge date but he may have discharged from another regiment.  Wheatley appears to be the son of Thomas and Millie Frances Johnson Wheatley.  In the 1880 census of Henderson Co, TN he was a widower.  He may be in the Wheatley Cemetery, Chester County, Tennessee.  MR #1864

WHEATLEY, JACOB D, Co M.  A minor's pension was filed on this man's service but was denied.  Wheatley has no records in the muster rolls of the 7th Tennessee.

WHEELER, JOHN L (H), Co B, private, enlisted for 3 years at Paducah, KY on 3/3/64 and mustered at Columbus, KY on 3/3/64 at age 18.  He was 5’7” tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Limestone Co, AL.  Wheeler died at the post hospital in Paducah, KY on 2/20/65 of unknown disease.  He is buried in the Mound City, IL National Cemetery in grave number K-4809.  He had no effects remaining.  His mother, Milly (Mildred) L Wheeler, applied for a dependent pension in 1866.  His father was Wiley C Wheeler.  A half- brother, William Henry Wheeler, is said to have been in another Union regiment.  MR #1865

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