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Brief History

The 19th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Biffle's) was organized in October, 1862. It was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana as part of T.H. Bell's command. [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.

  • Company A - Captain J.J. Biffle
  • Company B - Captain James M. Reynolds
  • Company C - Captain C.F. Barnes
  • Company D - Captain Lewis M. Kirk - Men from Lawrence County.
  • Company E - Captain Gid J. Adkisson
  • Company F - Captains J.W. Johnson, Robert D. Anderson - Men from Perry County.
  • Company G - Captain John S. Groves - Men from Maury County.
  • Company H - Captain Thomas S. Beatty - Men from Lewis County and Perry Counties.
  • Company I - Captain J.H. Culp
  • Company K - Captain R.M. Sharp - Men from Gibson County, Henderson County and Wayne Counties.
  • Company L - Captain R.P. Ford

Information of these companies comes from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 29 Dec 2011).

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,077 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 Berrien, 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, (Nashville: J.M. Lindsley & Co. Publishers; 1886).Online at Internet Archive, (accessed 3 Sep 2011). Memorial rolls for the  Nineteenth Tennessee Cavalry (Biffle's) begins on page 737.

References

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

 

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