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Brief History

1st Confederate Infantry Regiment, also called 1st Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Provisional Army.  This regiment completed its organization at Winchester, Tennessee, in April, 1861. Of the 281 engaged at Gettysburg, more than sixty percent were killed, wounded, or missing. The regiment surrendered 8 officers and 30 men.[1]   Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse April 9, 1865.

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" The "Pelham Guards" was made up of men from Altamont and Pelham, Grundy County and Hillsboro, Coffee County.
  • Company "B", “The Tullahoma Guards” was made up of men from Franklin and Bedford Counties.
  • Company "C" "The Mountain Boys" was made up of men from Winchester, Franklin County.
  • Company "D" The "Ridgeville Hornets" was made up of men from the part of Franklin that became Moore County.
  • Company "E" "The Lynchburg Rangers" was made up of men from the part of Franklin that became Moore County.
  • Company "F" The "Salem Invincibles" was made up of men from Franklin County.
  • Company "G" "The Fayetteville Guards" was made up of men from Lincoln County.
  • Company "H" "The Shelton's Creek Volunteers or Shelton Creek Boys" was made up of men from Lincoln County.
  • Company "I" "The Tullahoma Guards or The Cowan Guards" was made up of men from Coffee County.
  • Company "K" "The Boon's Creek/Hill Minute Men" was made up of men from Lincoln County.
  • Company L Three companies that formed the Nashville Battalion

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

  Was organized at Tullahoma, April 1861

Company B (Captain Pierce B. Anderson)

Company D (Captain N. L. Simpson, later Captain John Bevel) - many men from Moore County

Company E Captain Dr. E. Y. Salmon, later Captain W. P. Tolley - many men from Moore County

Company G (Captain B. F. Ramsey) - many men from Lincoln County

Company H ( Captain Jacob Cruse)  - many men from Company K (Captain N. C. Davis) - many men from Lincoln County

Company C ( Captain Miller Turney) - many men from Franklin County

Company D (Captain N. L. Simpson - many men from Franklin County

Company F (Captain Clem Arledge) - many men from Franklin County

Comapny I (Captain Jos Holder - many men from Franklin County

The information above is from The Goodspeed Histories of Tennessee, Vol 6.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,805 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.   The regimental history and memorial rolls for Turney's 1st Confederate Regiment starts on page 129.

References

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

 

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