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Brief History

The 14th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Neely's)also called the 13th Regiment was organized at Okolona, Mississippi, in August, 1863. The regiment surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. [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 - Captains Raleigh R. White (to lieutenant colonel), S.I. Cox - "White's Gureillas"
  • Company B - Captains Thomas Hnery Turner (to surgeon), JOhn H. Deberry
  • Company C - Captain Zilman Voss - "Tennessee Mounted Riflemen"
  • Company D - Captain G.T. Nowell - with some men from Fayette County.
  • Company E - Captain Charles R. Harris
  • Company F - Captain Hugh D. Greer
  • Company G - Captains J.Gwynn Thurmond, E.W. Jacobs
  • Company H - Captain A.C. Reid
  • Company I - Captain L.A. Thomas - "The Dancyville Grays"
  • Company K - Captain __ Ray
  • 2nd Company K - Captain W.J. Hall

The information for these companies came from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 28 Dec 2011).  The regiment was made up of men principally from the counties of Hardeman County, Madison County, Gibson County and Haywood County.

Company A (Captain R. R. White) - many men from Hardeman County

Company E (Captain W. W. Hall) - many men from Hardeman County

Company F (Captain Gynn Thurmond) - many men from Hardeman County

(Polk's Battery ) Captain M. T. Polk - many men from Hardeman County

The information above is from The Goodspeed Histories of Tennessee, Vol 11.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,463 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 the Fourteenth Tennessee Cavalry start on page 723.  Also see page 899 for a brief history.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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