Willaim L. SligerWILLIAM LAFAYETTE "FATE" SLIGER
25th TENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 6 May 1846 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 5 December 1923in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Phillips Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Johnnie and Lucinda (Wilhite) Sliger

Married: Pliney Carr about 1865 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 14 Feb 1844 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 5 November 1922in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Phillips Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Elijah and Elizabeth "Bettie" (Lollar) Carr

Children:

  1. Sarah M. Sliger
  2. Belle Sliger
  3. Bettie Sliger

RELATIVES WHO HAVE SERVED

  • Brother: Thomas S. Sliger - 84th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: Zebedee C. Carr - 8th Tennessee (Smith's) Cavalry Regiment
  • First Cousin: Elijah McCamel Wilhite - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

25th Tennessee Infantry
Company E

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 31 Jul 1861 at Livingston
  • Age: 15
  • 1 Oct 1861: Present
  • 25 Jul - 21 Oct 1861: Present
  • Aug 1862: Discharged by reason of being a non-conscript
  • Certificate of Discharge
    • Born: White County
    • Age: 16
    • Complexion: Fair
    • Hair: Dark
    • Eyes: Blue
    • Height: 5'7"

13th (Gore's) Tennessee Cavalry
(also known as 8th Tennessee Cavalry)
Company H

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 15 Sep 1862 at White County
  • 12 Oct 1862: Present
  • Prisoner of War at Camp Douglas, IL
  • Captured at Parker's Cross Road on 31 Dec 1862
  • 30 Mar 1863: parolled at Camp Douglass
  • 4 Apr 1863: Transferred to City Point, VA

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S7210

( Download Full Pension Application)

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed July 17, 1905
  • Accepted
  • Resident of Selby, TN
  • Member: 25th Infantry Co. E
  • Diseases: Chronic Diarrhea & Rheumatism
  • Born: 6 May 1846 in White County
  • Enlisted July 1861 in 25th TN Infantry Regiment in Colonel Sidney Stanton's and Capt. Demps Southard's Company
  • Discharged at Corinth, MS due to age and re-enlisted in Gen'l Dibrell's regiment in Oct 1862, Captain J. Sims Barnes Co
  • Captured at Parker's Cross Roads with 500 others
  • Transferred to Camp Douglass, IL and released in 1863
  • Wife is 60 years old
  • three daughters
  • Attest: Elijah McCamel Wilhite & A. R. Massa

Supporting Documents:

  • J. J. Robinson (2 Sep 1905) - supports his claim
  • W. L. Sliger (4 Sep 1905):
    • In 1863, General Dibrell left Chattanooga and travelled to Sparts.
    • WLS was detailed to accompany the wagon master with wagons & stock to Sweetwater and was to return to command at Sparta.
    • After leaving Sweetwater, he travelled to Crossville where he learned that General Dibrell had been in a fight at Sparta. Dibrell had fallen back and was no longer in Sparta. WLS fell in with Colonel Hughes command and remained with him until the fight on Cherry Creek in White County where Captain James Lowe and Bill Reagan were killed.
    • Hughes command scattered. WLS could not get back to General Dibrell's command. Yankees were raiding and killing Rebels.
    • After a cold, rough weather made it impossible to dodge Yankees any further, WLS took the oath.
    • He remained in Putnam County until General Dibrell came back to Sparta in 1864.
    • He went with General Dibrell until Battle of Wainsboro, GA in Dec 1864. At this point, he was cut off again.
    • He joined Captain Rodger's company until Apr 1865.
  • G. W. Alcorn, R. E. L. Proffitt, S. F. Carr, Mike Moore, Rev. W. H. Carr, D. C. Gossage (4 Sep 1905) - supports his claim
  • J. F. Franklin (4 Sep 1905) - supports his claim
  • Columbus Jackson Davis (19 Sep 1905) - supports his claim
  • Special Examiners (12 Nov 1918) - Why did you take the oath? WLS should have gone to prison. It was a soldiers duty to go to prison as it was to go to fight.
  • W. L. Sliger (18 Nov 1918) - Please explain what the board wants
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (19 Nov 1918) - The board is not satisfied that he served until the end of the war
  • J. H. Davis (30 Nov 1918) - supports his claim

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 79
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 15
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 116
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 83B
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 12A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 179A
  • 1920 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 179B

WILL

Putnam County, TN
Will Book 6
Page 344
Online at FamilySearch

  • Will of W. L. Sliger
  • Written: 31 Aug 1923
  • Probated: 11 Dec 1923
  • Executor: John M. Buck
  • Attest: E. H. Buck & J. B. Thompson
  • Wife: is dead and buried in Phillips Graveyard
  • Heirs: grandson John M. Buck (father is E. H. Buck, daughter L. E. Buck), two grandsons William Thompson & Everette Phillips

ADDITIONAL DATA

Photo Source: Stray leaves from Putnam County history : pioneer families, sights and sounds from the past, old school groups, Civil War soldiers, Page 233