1st Battalion, Tennessee Infantry (Colms') (20th Battalion) (Confederate)
The 1st Battalion, Tennessee Infantry (also called Colms' and the 20th Battalion) was organized at Camp Weakley, Tennessee, in January, 1862, with five companies. During February, 1864, it was consolidated with the 50th (Old) Tennessee Regiment to form the 50th Consolidated Regiment, Tennessee Infantry.
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 Mathew T. Martin, George A. Eastham. Many men from Smithville, DeKalb County.
- Company B - Captain W. Watson. Many men from Zion, White County.
- Company C - Captain Perry Adcock. Many men from DeKalb County.
- Company D - Captain David Snodgrass. Many men from White County.
- Company E - Captain William M. Simpson. Many men from White County.
The information about the counties is from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 18 Nov 2011).
- 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).
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- 1st Battalion, Tennessee Infantry (Colm's), (accessed 3 Sep 2011). Brief history, battles, partial rosters. Research books for purchase.
- Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 3 Sep 2011). Hosted by TNGenWeb. Brief history.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).