WILLIAM A. GRIDER
16 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 26 Feb 1836 in Jackson County, Tennessee (now, Putnam County, Tennessee)
Died: 5 Mar 1909in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Stewart Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: John and Pelisha (Grime) Grider

Married: Nancy Scarlett about 1850 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Born: 7 Aug 1832 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 1 Feb 1908 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Stewart Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Thomas and Elizabeth (Laycock) Scarlett

Children:

  1. Alexander S. Grider
  2. Martha J. Grider
  3. Mary S. Grider
  4. Sarah E. Grider
  5. Margaret E. P. Grider
  6. Angeline Grider
  7. John T. Grider
  8. Jesse P. Grider
  9. Dempsie Grider

MILITARY INFORMATION

16 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company F

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 30 Nov 1862 at Home in Putnam County
  • Jun 30 - Dec 31, 1862: Present
  • Jan - Apr 1863: Present
  • Age: 26 (Apr 1863)
  • Jul & Aug 1863: Detailed to Col Wheat on 16 June 1863 at Shelbyville by order of General Bragg
  • Jan - Apr 1864: Detailed to Col Wheat and was captured
  • Captured 28 Jun 1863 at Hillsboro, TN
  • Transferred to Louisville, KY on 7 Jul 1863
  • Transferred to Camp Chase, OH on 7 Jul 1863
  • Transferred to Fort Delaware, DE on 14 Jul 1863
  • Exchanged at City Point, VA on 27 Feb 1865
  • Took the Oath of Allegiance on 20 Mar 1865 and transferred to Chattanooga, TN
  • Residence: Putnam County, TN
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Hair: Dark
  • Eyes: Dark
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Deserted at Richmond, VA on Jun 1865

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 25 May 1899
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Cookeville, Putnam County, TN
  • Member: Company F, 16th Tennessee Infantry
  • Captured at Hillsboro, TN on 28 Jun 1863 while away from command which was on retreat from Shelbyville
  • Was on furlough for home to cut wheat for 10 days when captured
  • Taken to Fort Delaware, DE until parole
  • Transferred to Richmond, VA in Feb 1865
  • While at Fort Delaware, contracted cold, bone scurvy, and enysyphiles? from insufficiency of food and clothing
  • Enlisted Dec 1862 under Captain W. W. Baldwin, Company F of Col John H. Savage 16th TN Infantry
  • Wife is 67 years old
  • 4 sons and 4 daughters
  • Attest: J. F. Dyer & D. M. Conger

Supporting Documents:

  • Thomas Finley (4 Jun 1905) - Supports claim
  • TN Board of Pension Examiners (9 Dec 1905) - Requests POW records
  • War Department (12 Dec 1905) - Sent POW records

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN 262
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 11
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 155
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 146C
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 6B

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
18 Mar 1909
Vol. VII, No. 11, Page 10

  • Uncle Bill Grider died a few days ago leaving several children and a host of friends to mourn his loss. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.

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