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Brief History

The Confederate 7th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry completed its organization at Camp Trousdale, Sumner County, Tennessee, in May, 1861. It fought at Gettysburg, and the unit surrendered with 6 officers and 41 men.[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.


Portions of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Twenty-fourth, Twenty-eighth, Thirty-eighth and Forty-fifth Regiments of Tennessee Infantry, of the Fourth and Fifth Regiments of Tennessee Cavalry, and of Company C, First Tennessee Heavy Artillery were furnished by Wilson County.
 Seventh Regiment of Tennessee Infantry

  • Company D (Harrison Rifles) Captain Monroe Anderson - many men from Wilson County
  • Company F (Statesville Rifles) Captain Oakley - many men from Wilson County
  • Company G (Hurricane Rifles) Captain Daniel G. Shepard - many men from Wilson County
  • Company H (Grays) Captain W. H. Williamson - many men from Wilson County
  • Company I (Silver Spring Guards) Captain Anthony - many men from Wilson County
  • Company K (Blues) Captain Bostic v- many men from Wilson County

  The information above is from Goodspeed History of Tennessee, vol. 8.

 Seventh Regiment of Tennessee Infantry

  • Company D (Harrison Rifles) Captain Monroe Anderson - many men from Wilson County
  • Company F (Statesville Rifles) Captain Oakley - many men from Wilson County
  • Company G (Hurricane Rifles) Captain Daniel G. Shepard - many men from Wilson County
  • Company H (Grays) Captain W. H. Williamson - many men from Wilson County
  • Company I (Silver Spring Guards) Captain Anthony - many men from Wilson County
  • Company K (Blues) Captain Bostic v- many men from Wilson CountyCompanies 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 John F. Goodner, Robert V. Wright, Jonathan S. Dowell - Men from Alexandria, DeKalb County.
  • Company B - Captain John A. Fite, John Allen - Men from Smith County.
  • Company C - Captain James Baher, John D. Fry, Oliver H. Foster - Men from Gallatin, Sumner County.
  • Company D - Captain James M. Anderson - "The Harris Rifles" - Men from Wilson County.
  • Company E - Captain DeWitt C. Douglass, James Franklin, Robert G. Miller - Men from Gallatin, Sumner County.
  • Company F - Captain Nathan Oakley, Asaph Hill, John C. Sloan - "The Stateville Tigers" - Men from Wilson County.
  • Company G - Captain Samuel G. Shepard, James H. Bond, Wilham F. Graves -  "The Hurricane Rifles" - Men from Wilson County.
  • Company H - Captain John K. Howard, William H. Williamson, William N. Tate, Fergus S. Harris - "The Grays" Men from Wilson County
  • Company I - Captain Joseph A. Anthony, William E. Curd, James O. Bass - "The Silver Spring Guards" - Men from Wilson County.
  • Company K - Captain Robert Hatton, Thomas H. Bostick, Archibald D. Norris - "The Blues" - Men from Wilson County. [2]

    The information about the companies is from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 19 Nov 2011).

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,861 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.   A brief history and memorial rolls for the 7th Tennessee Infantry, CSA starts on page 227.
  • Confederate Military Rosters Online, Infantry Regiments, 7th Infantry Regiment, (accessed 26 Feb 2012).  Links for Companies “B” "D", "I" and "K", transcribed by Theodore Urbanski.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Tennesseans in the Civil War : a military history of Confederate and Union units with available rosters of personnel, part 1, (Nashville, Tennessee : Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964). FHL book 976.8 M2t; FHL fiche 6046966

 

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