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Brief History

This regiment was formerly Jackson's 1st Tennessee Cavalry, was assembled in April, 1862.  It surrendered at Gainesville, Alabama, in May, 1865.[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 William F. Taylor - Men from Shelby County.
  • Company B - Captain James P. Russell - Men fom Haywood, Fayette, and Tipton Counties.
  • Company C - Captain S.P. Bassett, John T. Lawler - Men from Shelby County.
  • Company D - Captain L.W. Taliaferro - Men from Haywood County.
  • Company E - Captain W.J. Tate - Men from Hardeman County.
  • Company F - Captain Charles C. Clay - "The Forked Deer Rangers" - Men from Crockett County.
  • Company G - Captain John G. Stocks (to lieutenant colonel), F.F. Aden - "The Independent Rebel Rangers" - Men from Henry County.
  • Company H - Captain H.C. McCuthcen - Men from Weakley County.
  • Company K - Captain Samuel T. Taylor - Men from Shelby, Tipton and Fayette Counties.
  • Company L - Captain James A. Taylor, Alex Duckworth - "The Western Rangers" - Men from Haywood County.
  • Company M - Captain J.G. Hawood, B.T. Davis - Men from Haywood and Lauderdale Counties.

The information about the companies is from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 19 Nov 2011).

Seventh Cavalry

Logwood's Battalion, organized at Memphis in the fall of 1861

Company B (Captain J. P. Russell) - many men from Hardeman, Fayette and Tipton Counties

Company K (Captain W. A. Bell)

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


Memphis Light Dragoons (Captain T. H. Logwood) - many men from Shelby County

Shelby Light Dragoons (Captain J. G. Ballentine) - many men from Shelby County

Tennessee Mounted Rifles (Captain Joe White) - many men from Shelby County

Company A (Captain J. A. Anderson) - many men from Shelby County and Tipton County

Company C (Captain S. P. Bassett) - many men from Shelby County

Company K ( Captain W. F. Taylor) - many men from Shelby County

The information above is from Goodspeed History of Hamilton, Knox and Shelby Counties of Tennessee Vol.3.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,358 men on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. 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 Berrien, 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, (Nashville: J.M. Lindsley & Co. Publishers; 1886).Online at Internet Archive, (accessed 3 Sep 2011). A brief history of the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry begins on page 635.

References

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

 

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