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Brief History

The 37th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (7th Infantry) (1st East Tennessee Rifles), also called 1st East Tennessee Rifles was organized at Camp Ramsay, near Knoxville, Tennessee, in October, 1861. It was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865 at Chickamauga. [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 Edward F. Hunt, Robert Dean, Samuel L. Reagor, Hunter P. Moffitt -  "The Thompson Creek Grays". Men from Coffee County and Bedford Counties.
  • Company B - Captains James D. Thomas, William H. Barnard - Men from Claiborne County.
  • Company C - Captains Stephen M. Cocke, James B. Long - Men from Jefferson County and Grainger Counties.
  • Company D - Captains Rufus M. Tankesley, John D. Hudgins - Men from Chattanooga, Hamilton County.
  • Company E - Captains Thomas E. Owen, John W. Grayson - Men from Alabama.
  • Company F - Captains Reuben Roddie, William L. Roddie - Men from Washington County.
  • Company G - Captains E.E. Hankins, Richard S. Marshall - Men from Bradley County.
  • Company H - Captains Isaac B. Nichols, William L. Daughtrey, George T. Fry - Men from North Georgia and Hamilton County.
  • Company I - Captains S. J. McReynolds, James Z. Swan - Men from Blount County and Sevier Counties.
  • Company K - Captains James K. McAnally, C.G. Jamagin - Men from Grainger County[2]


37th Regiment organized at Tulahoma summer of 1861

       The information above is from Goodspeed Histories, vol 4.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,864 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 of the 37th Tennessee Infantry begin on page 497.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Tennesseans in the Cviil War, 37th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, (accessed 29 Dec 2011).

 

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