1st Regiment, Tennessee Heavy Artillery (African Descent) (Union)

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Brief History

Organized at Fort Pickering, Memphis, in 1863. March 11, 1864, changed to 2nd U. S. Heavy Artillery Regiment (Colored). April 26, 1864, changed to 3rd U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery Regiment.

Companies in this Regiment

  • The regiment was initially recruited as eight companies, but actually mustered with twelve.
  • Memphis Light Battery

Also called 1st Tennessee Battery, (African Descent). Attached to 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery Regiment (African Descent) as Co. "M". March 11, 1864 changed to Company "D" 2nd U. S. Light Artillery Regiment (Colored). April 26, 1864 changed to Company "F" 2nd U.S. Colored Light Artillery Regiment.


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 'Union Volunteers 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.
  • Union Volunteers in the Civil War describes many Union sources, specifically for the Union Volunteers, 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 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.
  • Wikipedia, (accessed 2 September 2011). Brief history.


References