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Brief History

The 55th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (McKoin's) was organized at Camp Weakley, near Nashville, Tennessee, in January, 1862. It suffered heavy casualties and in April merged into the 44th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. [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 - Captain Benjamin F. Duggan - Men from Bedford County.  Formed part of Co. "G", 44th Consolidated.
  • Company F - Captain James E. Scobey - Consolidated with"H" to form "E", 44th Consolidated.
  • Company H - Captain William W. Burnette - Formed by the  consolidation of two incomplete companies, William H. Moore's "Lady Guards", men from Lincoln County, with William W. Burnette's Company from Davidson County.  Consolidated with "F" to form "E", 44th Consolidated.  Men from Lincoln and Davidson Counties
  • Company I - Captains Wiley M. Reed, John Overton Jr. - "The Nashville Confederates" - Men from Davidson County.
  • George W. Bounds, unlettered company. Men from Rutherford County. Mustered in at Camp Trousdale December 13, 1861. Formed part of Co. "G", 44th Consolidated.
  • Henry B. Day, unlettered company. Men from Sumner and Macon Counties. Mustered in at Camp Trousdale December 17, 1861. Formed part of Co. "H", 44th Consolidated.
  • Alexander R. Dillehay, unlettered company. Men from Smith County. Mustered in at Camp Trousdale December 23, 1861. Formed part of "C", 44th Consolidated.
  • B. A. James, unlettered company. Men from Smith County. Mustered in at Camp Trousdale December 19, 1861. Formed part of "C", 44th Consolidated.
  • James H. Joyner, unlettered company. Men from Sumner County. Mustered in at Camp Trousdale December 21, 1861. Formed part of "H", 44th Consolidated.
  • John L. McEwen, Jr., unlettered company. Men from Williamson County. Enlisted at Franklin November 26, 1861. Mustered in at Nashville December 21, 1861. Formed part of "I", 44th Consolidated. [2]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 808 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.
  • 55th (McKoin's) Infantry, (accessed 26 Sep 2011).  This history is taken from "Tennesseans in the Civil War" as compiled by the Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Tennesseans in the Civil War, 55th (McKoin's) Tennessee Infantry Regiment, (accessed 31 Dec 2011).

 

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