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Brief History

"Also called McCown's Artillery Corps - The Artillery Corps of Tennessee was formed in May, 1861, a part of the Provisional Army of the State of Tennessee, which was then an independent state and not a part of the Confederacy.  It was mustered into the Confederate serve at New Madrid, Missouri, August 14, 1861, with the possible intention of including other companies as they were organized, but it was discontinued in May, 1862, and its component units gradually transferred into the Confederate organization."  [1]

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. [2]

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.

Battery commanders were:   (Also shown in most cases were the commands or locations in which the various captains were serving, or to which they were ordered. )

  • Company No. 1.Captain Arthur M. Rutledge, light battery, Knoxville, General Zollicoffer; May 17, 1861.
  • Company No. 2. Captain Marshall T. Polk, light battery, Columbus, Kentucky, General Polk; May 17, 1861.
  • Company No. 3. Captain William H. Jackson, light battery, Columbus, Kentucky, General Polk; May 17, 1861.
  • Company No. 4. Captain Andrew Jackson, Jr., heavy battery, Columbus, Kentucky, General Polk; May 17, 1861.
  • Company No. 5. Captain Smith P. Bankhead, light battery, Island No. 10, General McCown, May 17, 1861.
  • Company No. 6. Captain William Miller, heavy battery, Bowling Green, Kentucky, June 1, 1861.
  • Company No. 7. Captain Fred Krone, battery disbanded June 1, 1861.
  • Company No. 8. Captain Fred Warner, resigned June 1, 1861. Captain Robert Sterling vice Warner, heavy battery, Columbus, Kentucky.
  • Company No. 9. Captain J. Hamilton, June 1, 1861: died September 15, 1861. Captain S. H. D. Hamilton, September 20, 1861; died January 1, 1862. 1st Lieutenant Thomas N. Johnston, commanding siege artillery.
  • Company No. 10. Captain William Keiter, June 20, 1861; killed November 8, 1861. Captain William Y. C. Humes, heavy battery, Columbus, Kentucky, November 8, 1861.
  • Company No. 11. Captain Jesse Taylor, heavy battery, Fort Henry, July 18, 1861.
  • Company No. 12. Captain W. Crane, recruiting, July 18, 1861.
  • Company No. 13. Captain Thomas K. Porter, light battery, Bowling Green, Kentucky, July 18, 1861.
  • Company No. 14. Captain John P. Lynch, light battery, Knoxville, July 18, 1861.
  • Company No. 15. Captain John W. Stewart, heavy battery, New Madrid, Missouri, July 25, 1861.
  • Company No. 16. Captain Hugh L. W. McClung, light battery, Knoxville, July 25, 1861.
  • Company No.17. Captain Frank Maney, light battery, Fort Donelson, September 17, 1861.
  • Company No. 18. Captain William R. Dunlap, September 17, 1861; died October 2, 1861. Captain George Monsarrat, 1ight battery, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, October 2, 1861.
  • Company No. 19. Captain Robert P. Griffith, light battery, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, September 20, 1861.
  • Company No. 20. Captain J. Wesley Eldridge, light battery, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, November 20, 1861.
  • Company No. 21. Captain J. G. Anglade, heavy battery, Columbus, Kentucky, November 21, 1861.
  • Company No. 22. Captain J. C. B. Jones, heavy battery, Columbus, Kentucky, November 21, 1861.

 [3]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 112 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.   Memorial rolls for First Tennessee Light Artillery can be found starting on page 870.

References

  1. Tennesseans in the Civil War, The Artillery Corps of Tennessee, (accessed 31 Dec 2011).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Tennesseans in the Civil War, The Artillery Corps of Tennessee, (accessed 31 Dec 2011).

 

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