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William P. Radford (1837-1872)
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Born: 1837 Tennessee.
Married: Sarah Pinkston (1834-1880) the daughter of James J. Pinkston (1805-1879) and Mary (1805-1900) on 22 Dec 1857 in Benton County Tennessee.
Died: 15 Feb 1872 . 1
Buried: Oak Cemetery Williamson County Illinois.
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William P. Radford
1837-15 Feb 1872
Civil War - Union


Spouse and Children

      Sarah Pinkston

7th Tennessee Cavalry USA

RADFORD, WILLIAM P, Companies E & C, pvt, enlisted for 3 years in Huntingdon, TN by Captain Parsons on 6/28/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at age 27. He was 5'10" tall, fair complexion, hazel eyes, light hair, a farmer, born in Henry Co, TN. He was due a $100 bounty for enlistment. Captured and paroled with the regiment at the battle of Trenton on 12/20/1862, Radford 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. There is no evidence in the muster rolls that he was surrendered with the regiment at Union City TN on 3/24/64. The men not captured were stationed mostly in Columbus, KY in the summer of 1864 and in Paducah, KY in the fall. At some point Radford was sent to the hospital in Jeffersonville, IN where he was ill with scrobutus. He listed his wife Elizabeth Radford, who was living in Illinois, as the person to contact. Discharge on 6/26/65 was most likely due to illness. Radford is buried in the Oak Cemetery in the Crab Orchard Wildlife Preserve in Williamson Co, IL. A minor's pension, #418,426, for William A Radford was filed from Tennessee.2

Sources:

  1. Ancestry.com. Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
  2. THE 7TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY USA (Originally 2nd West Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry) Peggy Scott Holley