JAMES A. MAHAN
5 thTENNESSEE CAVALRY
Born: about 1843 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 1874 at the Insane Asylum in Elkton, Todd County, Kentucky
Parents: James and Nancy (Harris) Mahan
Married: Hicksey Kirkland about 1870 in Allen County, Kentucky
Born: about 1852 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 8 May 1888 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Parents: Zachariah and Catherine Kirkland
- Mary Elizabeth Victoria Mahan
RELATIVES WHO SERVED
- Brother: Isaac N. Mahan - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry
- Brother: Gideon B. Mahan - 5th Tennessee Cavalry
5 thTennessee Cavalry
- Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
- Age: 19
- Height: 5' 7"
- Eyes: Gray
- Hair: Brown
- Born: Jackson County, TN
- Enlisted 18 Aug 1862 at Nashville
- ?? - 31 Oct 1862: Present
- Nov & Dec 1862: Present
- Jan & Feb 1863: Present
- 28 Feb - 30 Jun 1863: Captured near Hartsville 22 Jun 1863
- 10 Jun 1863: Captured at Carthage, TN and confined to Richmond, VA on 6 Jul 1863
- 8 Jul 1863: Paroled at City Point, VA
- 9 Jul 1863: Reported at Camp Parole, MD
- 17 Jul 1863: Sent to Camp Chase, OH
- Jul & Aug 1863: Absent
- Jul & Aug 1863: Appears on Muster Roll of Co. F, 2 Batt's Paroled prisoners US Army - Camp Chase, OH
- 20-31 Oct 1863: Sent back to his regiment
- Nov & Dec 1863: Present
- Jan - Dec 1864: Present
- Jan & Feb 1865: Absent. On detached service at Tullahoma, 10 Feb 1865.
- 31 Dec 1864 - 28 Feb 1865: Detailed as orderlies at Head Ins N & C RR by S. O No by par 2 dated Tullahoma< Tenn.
- 19 Jan 1865.
- Mar & Apr 1865: Absent. On detached duty at Tullahoma, Tenn., since 10 Feb 1865.
- Mar & Apr 1865: Orderly at Hd Qts 1st Sub Dist of MT
- Mustered Out 25 Jun 1865 at Fayetteville, TN
US MINOR'S PENSION APPLICATION
- Minor's Pension Application: Mary E. O. Stout Minor of James Mahan, Application #920636
- Download His Pension Application
- 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 249
- 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 92
- 1870 Census:
- James Mahan was a survivor of the Battle of Dug Hill in White County, Tennessee on 22 February 1864.