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Brief History

The 154th Senior Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (1st Tennessee Volunteers) was organized in 1842 as the 154th Tennessee Militia Regiment. Reorganized at Randolph, Shelby County, Tennessee, in May, 1861. The unit 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.

  • The Light Guards of Memphis
  • The Bluff City Grays of Memphis
  • The Hickory Rifles of Memphis
  • The Southern Guards of Memphis
  • The Memphis Zouaves of Memphis
  • The Jackson Guards of Memphis
  • The Crockett Rangers of Memphis
  • The Henry Guards of Paris, Henry County, Tenn.
  • The McNairy Guards of McNairy County.
  • The Sons of Liberty of Hardeman County.

Company A (Light Guards) Captain J. Genet - many men from Memphis and Shelby County

Company B (Bluff City Grays) Captain J. H. Edmonson - many men from Memphis and Shelby County

Company C (Hickory Rifles) Captain J. D. Martin - many men from Memphis and Shelby County

Company D (Southern Guards) Captain James Hamilton - many men from Memphis and Shelby County

Company E (Memphis Zouaves) Captain Sterling Fowlkes - many men from Memphis and Shelby County

Company F (Jackson Guards) Captain Michael McGaveney - many men from Memphis and Shelby County

Company G (Crockett Rangers) Captain M. Patrick - many men from Memphis and Shelby County

The Beauregards of Memphis Captain Moreland

Maynard Rifles) Captain E. A. Cole

The information above is from Goodspeed History of Hamilton, Knox and Shelby Counties of Tennessee Vol.3.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,917 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.
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 154th. Proceedings of a meeting of officers and men of the 154th Sr. Tenn. Regiment. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082694
  • 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 154th Tennessee Infantry begin on page 596.

References

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

 

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