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Brief History

The 15th Consolidated Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry also known as the 2nd Organization or 15th Consolidated was assembled at Oxford, Mississippi, in February, 1864. In February, 1865, the regiment was ordered to Alabama where it surrendered in May. [1]

It was organized by consolidating part of the 15th (Stewart's) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Street's Mississippi Cavalry Battalion, and the 16th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.[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.

  • Company A - Captain Peter W. Moore - Formerly Company B of 15th Regiment.
  • Company B - Captain J.L. Garrison - Formed from various companies of 16th (Logwood's). Men from Fayette County.
  • Company C - Captain H.T. Hanks - Formed from various companies of 15th Regiment.
  • Company D - Captain Thompson Nutt
  • Company E - E.L. Hussey
  • Company F - Captain T.C. Buchanan - Formed from various companies of 15th Regiment.
  • Company G - Captain R. B. Saunders - Formed from various companies of 15th Regiment.
  • Company H - Captain Gabriel T. Penn - Formed from various companies of 15th Regiment.
  • Company I - Captain P.M. Williams - Formed from various companies of 16th (Logwood's). Men from Shelby County, Fayette County and Tipton Counties.
  • Company K - Formed from various companies of 16th (Logwood's).  Men from Fayette County and Tipton Counties.

Information on these companies comes from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 28 Dec 2011).

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 947 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.
  • 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 Fifteenth Tennessee Cavalry can be found starting on page 724.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Te War for Southern Independence Tennessee Tennessee 15th Cavalry Regiment (Consolidated), (accessed 28 Dec 2011).

 

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