49th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

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Brief History

The 49th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry organized in December, 1861, at Fort Donelson, Tennessee. The regiment lost seventy-one percent of the 129 engaged at Franklin and only a remnant ended the war in North Carolina. [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.

   The information above is from The Goodspeed Histories, Vol. 7.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,623 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.
  • Allen, David C. Winds of change : Robertson County, Tennessee, in the Civil War. (Nashville, Tennessee : Land Yacht Press, c2000), FHL book 976.8464 M2a
  • Copley, John M. A sketch of the Battle of Franklin, Tenn. : with reminiscences of Camp Douglas. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082692
  • 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 and memorial rolls of the 49th Tennessee Infantry begin on page 551.
  • C. Wallace Cross, Cry Havoc, A History of the 49th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment 1861-1865, (accessed 30 Dec 2011).  This book comprises 242 pages of test including battlefield maps, rare photographs, illustrations, personal letters, and a nearly complete roster of the entire 49th Tennessee Infantry Regiment.  Book for purchase from The Customs House Museam and Cultural Center.  Also available through amazon.com.
  • Confederate Military Rosters Online, 49th Tennessee Infantry, (accessed 26 Feb 2012).  Transcribed by Linda Rives, extracted from "Campaigns and Battles of the Sixteenth Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers" published in 1885.


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