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.3
- Ancestry.com. Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
- Ancestry.com. Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002
- THE 7TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY USA (Originally 2nd West Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry) Peggy Scott Holley