Tennessee Civil War Confederate Cavalry UnitsEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

United States   Gotoarrow.png   U.S. Military   Gotoarrow.png   Tennessee   Gotoarrow.png   Tennessee Military   Gotoarrow.png   Tennessee in the Civil War   Gotoarrow.png   Tennessee Civil War Confederate Cavalry Units

The information in this list of Tennessee Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site (CWSS). This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.

Contents

Units 1st through 4th

  • 1st Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (McNairy's)
    Was organized and mustered in to Confederate service in September, 1861. Later it was active in Mississippi, then was reduced to three companies and in June, 1862, merged into Barteau's 22nd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.
  • 1st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Carter's)
    Was organized in November, 1862, using the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. This company was active in the Vicksburg Campaign and was captured July, 1863. Exchanged, it was attached to Waul's Texas Legion, then returned to the regiment.
    It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.
  • 3rd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Forrest's)
    Organized at Memphis, Tennessee, in October, 1861, as an eight-company battalion. In January, 1862, it was increased to regimental size.
    It confronted the Federals in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Alabama, and surrendered in May, 1865.
  • 4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Murray's) [Also called 4th Regiment]
    Was organized in August, 1862, using Spiller's Tennessee Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus.
    On January 23, 1863, it disbanded. Four companies transferred to Baxter Smith's 8th Cavalry, four to the 22nd Infantry Regiment, and two to the 1st Confederate Cavalry Regiment.

Units 5th through 9th

  • 8th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Smith's)
    Organized in November, 1862, but annulled. Reoraganized in January, 1863, by consolidating Davis' Tennessee Cavalry Battalion and four companies from Murray's Cavalry Regiment.
    It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.

Units 10th through 13th

  • 10th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (DeMoss')
    10th Cavalry Regiment was organized in February, 1863, by consolidating Cox's and Napier's Tennessee Cavalry Battalions.
    The unit ended the war in Alabama and surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.
  • 12th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Green's) [also called 1st Partisan Rangers
    Was organized behind Federal lines in February, 1863.
    Was part of Hood's operations in Tennessee. During February, 1865, the regiment was broken up.

Units 14th through 17th

  • 14th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Neely's) [also called 13th Regiment]
    Was organized at Okolona, Mississippi, in August, 1863.
    The regiment surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.
  • 15th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Stewart's)  [also called 14th Regiment]
    Was organized in August, 1863, using Dawson's Tennessee Partisan Rangers Battalion as its nucleus. It skirmished in Tennessee and in February, 1864, was broken up. Four companies were transferred to other Tennessee units and the remaining companies merged into the 15th (Stewart's-Logwood's) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.
  • 16th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Logwood's) [also called 15th Regiment]
    Was organized at Pikeville, Mississippi, in August, 1863.
    February, 1864, it merged into the 15th (Stewart's-Logwood's) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.
  • 17th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Marshall's) [also called 16th Regiment]
    Was formed behind Federal lines during the fall of 1863 but was not officially recognized
    February, 1864, it was consolidated into three companies and transferred to the 14th (Neely's) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.

Units 18th through 22nd

  • 18th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Newsom's) [also called 19th Regiment]
    Was organized in May, 1864, by consolidating six companies of Newsom's Tennessee Cavalry Regiment and four companies of Forrest's Alabama Cavalry Regiment.
    It moved to Alabama on May 3,1865, The next day they were included in the surrender of the department.
  • 21st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Carter's)
    Organized in September, 1864, was never officially numbered. It was usually called Carter's Scouts or Wheeler's Scouts.
    Ended the war in Alabama and surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.
  • 21st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Wilson's) [also called 16th Regiment]
    Was organized in February, 1864.
    During February, 1865, the unit was consolidated with Barteau's 22nd Cavalry, and this command totalled 31 officers and 317 men on May 3. The next day it was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.
  • 22nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Barteau's)
    Originally and often called 2nd Regiment, was organized in June, 1862, by consolidating the 1st and 7th Tennessee Cavalry Regiments.
    February, 1865, was consolidated with Wilson's 21st Cavalry Regiment and surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.

Units 24th through 55th

  • 31st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry
    Was assembled in October, 1861, at Camp Trenton, Gibson Couty, Tennessee.
    Had 21 disabled at Missionary Ridge and in December, 1863, totalled 157 men and 137 arms. It was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865.

Units A through H

Units J through N

  • Lay's Tennessee Cavalry<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Nixon's, See 22nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Nixon's)

Units P through W


 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 1 August 2012, at 02:11.
  • This page has been accessed 5,069 times.