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Brief History

Also called 1st East Tennessee Cavalry Battalion:  11th East Tennessee Cavalry Regiment
Companies "A", "B", "C", and "D" mustered in at Camp Nelson, Kentucky, August 15, 1863; merged into 9th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment March 24, 1865. [1]

The book "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. [2]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

  • Wiley T. Huddleston, Co. "A". Some men from Colonel Clift's 7th Tennessee Infantry.
  • William C. Peterson, Co. "B". Later captain Co. "H", 9th Tennessee Cavalry.
  • David Dossett, Co. "C". Later captain Co. "I", 9th Tennessee. Most of the men enrolled at Lebanon, Kentucky May 15, 1863.
  • John C. Wright, Co. "D". Later captain Co. "G", 9th Tennessee.
  • ---Newport, Co. "E". No records.
  • No record of Co. "F".
  • ---Barger, Thomas McDermott, Co. "G". McDermott was later captain Co. "K", 9th Tennessee Cavalry
  • No record of Co. "H".
  • No record of Co. "I".
  • No record of Co. "K".
  • Richard E. Ellis (1st Lt.), Benjamin F. Green, Co. "L". Mustered in at Knoxville, November 4, 1863. Captain Green later became captain of Co. "L", 9th Tennessee Cavalry.
  • John Wilsom, Co. "M". Later captain Co. "M", 9th Tennessee. Men said to be from Union County.

There was an incomplete roll of a company commanded by Captain William Harrison, which might have been one of the missing companies.[3]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,536 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Tennessee in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. Tennesseans in the Civil War, 11th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment USA, (accessed 29 Jan 2012).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Tennesseans in the Civil War, 11th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment USA, (accessed 29 Jan 2012).

 

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