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Brief History

This regiment was organized in May, 1861, at Knoxville, Tennessee, and mustered into Confederate service in June at Lynchburg, Virginia. In April, 1865, it moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, and became part of President Davis' escort, until surrendering at Washington, Georgia, on May 9. [1]

Also called 3rd (Vaughn's) Tennessee Infantry Regiment, PACS; also called 3rd Confederate Infantry; and the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.  Records filed as 3rd (Lillard's) Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment.  [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.

  • Company A - Captain Luther C. May, George H. Ross - Men from Knox and Jefferson Counties.
  • Company B - Captaiin William Parker, Albert G. Stephens, John Edgar McElrath, William Mason - Men from Monroe County.
  • Company C - Captain Emmons P. Douglass, John W. Fender - Men from Polk County.
  • Company D - Captain John F. Hannah, David C. Haskins, B.F. Gaddis - Men from Polk County.
  • Company E - Captain James A. McKarny, Samuel Toole - Men from Blount County.
  • Company F - Captain William C. Morelock, James W. Gideon - Men from Monroe County.
  • Company G - Captain Harry Dill, James K.P. Giddens - Men from McMinn County.
  • Comapny H - Captain Joseph C. Boyd, Joseph Marr, William H. Rudd - Men from Monroe County.
  • Company I - Captain Newton J. Lillard, Isaac B. Cross, James M. Buckner - Men from Meigs County.
  • Company K - Captain George M. Mathis, Crockett R. Millard - Men from Sullivan County.
  • 2nd Company K - Captain Joseph C. Boyd, William Lee - Men from Company H. [3]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,851 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 for the Third Confederate starts on page 137.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System,(accessed 6 December 2010)
  2. Tennesseans in the Civil War, {http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/csainf/vaughn.html 3rd (Vaughn's Tennessee Infantry Regiment], (accessed 18 Nov 2011).
  3. Tennesseans in the Civil War, 3rd (Vaughn's) Tennessee Infantry Regiment, PACS, (accessed 29 Dec 2011).



 

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