Private Richard Wallace McGinniss/McGinis
A Company

Was born on the 2 April 1842 in DeKalb Co, TN, the son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Luna) McGinnis.

He enlisted in the Regiment on 18 May 1861.

Was briefly in hospital in early 1863 (as he had measles at some time during the war this could have been when.)

On muster rolls as late as April 1864 and served in the Army to the very end.

Paroled at Greensboro, NC, 1 May 1865.

He married Mary Clark on the 5 December 1867 in DeKalb Co, TN.  She was born 1 April 1842, TN, and died 10(12) July 1924 in Smithville, Dekalb, TN. She was the daughter of Isaac N. and Martha (Trapp) Clark. They had nine children: Elizabeth A., Lucian Bedford, Isaac L., Eliza T., Samuel Henderson, Lemuel Richard, William Isaac, Mary Etta 'Molly'  and Martha D. McGinniss. (His marriage record gives his surname as McGinis.)

Filed for a pension, number #5772, on the 28 October1903, which was accepted.

He died on 28 March 1918 in DeKalb Co. and was buried in the Bonham Cemetery, n0rth of  Smithville, DeKalb County, TN.


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