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Brief History

The 60th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Crawford's) (79th Infantry)(also called 79th Regiment) was organized at Haynesville, Tennessee, in October, 1862. It skirmished in Western Virginia and East Tennessee, then disbanded during the spring of 1865. [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 Francis S. Blair
  • Company B - Captain Samuel Rhea Gammon
  • Company C - Captain John H. Crouch - Men from Washington County.
  • Company D - Captains Mark M. Pritchett, Joseph L. Hale
  • Company E - Captain William P. Barron
  • Company F - Captain Mark Bacon
  • Company G - Captains James A. Rhea (to major), J.W. Bach-man, Joseph R. Crawford
  • Company H - Captain James C. Hodges
  • Company I - Captain William A. Wash
  • Company K - Captain John M. Morrow
  • Company L - Captain Harvey Hamilton  [2]


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,025 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, 60th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, (accessed 31 Dec 2011).

 

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