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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Camp Cheatham, Tennessee, in May, 1861. After the Atlanta Campaign the regiment was consolidated with the 29th Regiment and was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865[1]

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.

"Most of the companies had two different letters, one when mustered into state service, the other when accepted into Confederate service. The letters shown below are the final letters, with the original letters indicated."

  • Company A - Captain Joseph H. Pitts, William I. White - formerly "G". - Men from Humphreys County.
  • Company B - Captain J. Richard McCann, Edward W. Clark - formerly "F", "The Cheatham Rifles" - Men from Davidson County.
  • Company C - Captain William R. Green, William H. McCanley - formerly "C" - Men from Dickson County.
  • Company D - Captain George Maney, James E. Rains, John E. Biuns - formerly "A", "The Hermitage Guards" - Men from Davidson County.
  • Company E - Captain William J. Mallory, Robert A. W. James - formerly "E" - Men from Dickson County.
  • Company F - Captain James A. Long, James H. Darden, Jerrie Batts - formerly "D" - Men from Robertson County.
  • Company G - Captain Samuel C. Godshall, Edward J. uilford, James G. Stevens - formerly "B", "The Beauregard Light Infantry" - Men from Davidson County.
  • Company H - Captain Thomas P. Bateman, Philip Van Horn Weems, 3.H. Johnson - formerly "I" - Men from Hickman County.
  • Company I -  Captain Hugh R. Lucas, John D. Woodward, George W. Gordon, Isaac P. Young - formerly "K", "The Gerbers" - Men from Humphreys County.
  • Company K - Captain William R. Thedford, Franklin F. Tidwell - formerly "H" - Men from Dickson County.

The information about the counties is from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 18 Nov 2011).


Company C (Captain William Green) - many men fromDickson County

Company H (Captain W. J. Mallory) - many men from Dickson County

Company K (Captain William Thedford) - many men from Dickson County

The information above is from The Goodspeed Histories, Vol 7.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,930 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.
  • Allen, David C. Winds of change : Robertson County, Tennessee, in the Civil War. (Nashville, Tennessee : Land Yacht Press, c2000), FHL book 976.8464 M2a
  • Lindsley, John B. The Military Annals of Tennessee: Confederate, First Series; Embracing a Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, Compiled from Original and Official Sources. 1886. Reprint. Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Co., 1974. (Family History Library book 976.8 M2L.) Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive.  A brief history and memorial rolls of the 11th Tennessee Infantry begin on page 290.
  • 11th Tennessee Infantry, United History, (accessed 19 Nov 2011).  Links to photos, descendants, major engagements, roll call, company rosters, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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