Captain Dury Clare Spurlock
C Company

He was born near McMinnville on 23 January 1833 the son of James Clare  Spurlock, a business man of Warren County, TN, and Sarah Allen (Shaw) Spurlock.  

Worked his early life in his fathers business, receiving a good education.

A leading member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at McMinnville,TN.

Until the beginning of the war he was in the mercantile business.

Enlisted as a private in Captain Donnell's Company on 28 May 1861.

On the 5 August 1861, at the start of the Cheat Mountain campaign, (West) VA, he was appointed Quartermaster Sergeant of the Regiment.

Returning to his Company at the reorganisation he was elected Captain of the Company in May 1862.

He was killed whilst leading his men on the 31 December 1862 at the Battle of Murfreesboro(Stone's River), TN.

His brother Chamberlain J. Spurlock was also in the Regiment.

His remains were transported to the Old City Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren Co, TN, where they were buried.


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