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Brief History

The 48th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Nixon's)was organized at Corinth, Mississippi, in April, 1862. This unit lost nineteen percent of the 312 engaged at Richmond and fifty percent of the 155 at Chickamauga. On July 31, 1864, Polk's Brigade was broken up and the men from Nixon's 48th Regiment merged into Voorhies' 48th Regiment. [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 O.T. Plummer - Most men from Comapnies "B" and "D" of Voorhies' Regiment.
  • Company B - Captain W.C. Blanton - Most men from Captain Sowell's Company, Voorhies' Regiment.
  • Company C - Captain Carlos C. Harris - Most men from Voorhies' Regiment.
  • Company D - Captain John L. Griffin - Most men from Voorhies' Regiment.
  • Company E - Captains McKinney Dooley, James C. Cooper - Formerly Dooley's company, 54th Tennessee Infantry Regiment.
  • Company F - Captains T.R. Hughs (to lieutenant colonel), E.J. Benham - Most men from Companies "A" and "H", 54th Regiment.  Few from 53rd Regiment.
  • Company G - Captain Lewis Miller - Formerly Co. "B", 54th Regiment.
  • Company H - Captains James N. Curry, Newton A. Carrell - formerly Co. "C", 54th Regiment.
  • Company I - Captains John D. Ives, Henry G. Evans - Formerly Ives' Company, 54th Regiment.
  • Company K - Captains James M. White, Jerimiah B. Lindsey - Consolidation of "E" and "C", 54th Regiment.  [2]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,298 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Tennesseans in the Civil War, 48th (Nixon's Tennessee Infantry Regiment, (accessed 30 Dec 2011).

 

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