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Brief History

1st Battalion, Tennessee Light Artillery was organized at Memphis, Tennessee, Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee, June 13, 1862, to October 16, 1863. It mustered out July, 1865. [1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


Batteries in this Battalion 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.

  • Battery A - also called the 1st Middle Tennessee Battery
  1. Wikipedia, 1st Battalion Tennessee Light Artillery, Battery "A", (accessed 30 Jan 2012). 
  • Battery B - also called the 1st East Tennessee Battery
  1. Wikipedia, 1st Battalion Tennessee Light Artillery, Battery "B",  (accessed 30 Jan 2012).
  • Battery C
  1. Wikipedia, 1st Battalion Tennessee Light Artillery, Battery "C", (accessed 30 Jan 2012).
  • Battery D - Anderson County
  1. Wikipedia, 1st Battalion Tennessee Light Artillery, Battery "D", (accessed 30 Jan 2012).
  • Battery E
  1. Wikipedia, 1st Battalion Tennessee Light Artillery, Battery "E", (accessed 30 Jan 2012).
  • Battery F
  1. Wikipedia, 1st Battalion Tennessee Light Artillery, Battery "F", (accessed 30 Jan 2012).
  • Battery G
  1. Wikipedia, 1st Battalion Tennessee Light Artillery, Battery "G", (accessed 30 Jan 2012).
  • Battery K
  1. Wikipedia, 1st Battalion Tennessee Light Artillery, Battery "K", (accessed 30 Jan 2012).

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,898 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 (free).
  • Tennesseans in the Civil War: A Military History of Confederate and Union Units with Available Rosters of Personnel. Nashville, Tennessee: Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964. Volume 1 contains brief unit histories. Volume 2 is an alphabetical list of Confederate and Union troops. Family History Library book 976.8 M2t; fiche 6046966 (set of 13)
  • Wright, General Marcus J.,Tennessee in the War 1861-1865, (Ambrose Lee Publishing Company, Williamsbridge, New York City, 1908), Online book at Internet Archive. Roster of the volunteer force in the United States army from Tennessee. Roster of officers is given as it stood on the day of the muster out. Tennessee Light Artillery 1st Battalion begins on page 166.
  • Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 2 September 2011).  TNGenWeb: Contains brief history, Field Officers and Captains and county links.

References

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

 

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