Private Pleasant Marion Wassom
F Company


Born on the 5 April or May 1841 in McMinnville County, TN, to Elijah and Cassa (Garrison) Wassom.

He enlisted 9 June 1861.

Wounded severely at Perryville (Chaplin Hills), 8 October 1862, disabled by 'having my right thigh shivered with a minnie ball', and was captured and sent to Camp Douglas, IL, from where he was exchanged.

Had his right leg amputated above the knee but still reported back to his unit by February 1863.

He was then furloughed, on 29 April 1863 after being admitted to hospital in Petersburg, VA.

Taking the Oath in latter part of 1864 'through fear of being molested after being disabled'.  He survived the war.

Worked as a shoe cobbler and a farmer.

Applied for and was granted a Pension #110.

Married Sarah Margaret Jaquess on the 12 October 1871. She was born 14 October 1848, in Jackson C, TN, and died 23 Sep 1920 in Putnam Co, TN. The daughter of Isaac and Margaret (Grimsley) Jaquess.  They had seven children, John Perry, Minnie, Elbert, Edgebert, Elijah, Lenna Louetta and Oliver Wasson.

She applied for and was granted a widows pension #5698.

He died on 22 October 1914 in either Jackson or Putnam County, TN, and was buried in Wassom/Wilmouth Cemetery, Shipley, Putnam County, TN, he lies alongside his wife, who died on 23 September 1920, his parents are also buried in the same cemetery.

(Photograph of him is at the Carlisle Barracks Military History Institute.)


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