32nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Tennessee Gotoarrow.png   Tennessee Military Gotoarrow.png  Tennessee in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png32nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

Brief History

The 32nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry was organized at Camp Trousdale, Sumner County, Tennessee, in October, 1861. At Chickamauga, it was included in the surrender on April 26, 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 Calaway G. Tucker - "The Swan Creek Guards." Men from Lincoln and Marshall Counties.
  • Company B - Captains John M. Winstead, Field Arrowshmith - Men from Giles County.
  • Company C - Captains William P. Moore, Thomas D. Deavenport - "The Allen Guards." Men from Lawrence County.
  • Company D - Captains Edmond C. Cook, Jacob H. Morton, Robert F. McCaul - Men from Williamson County.
  • Company E - Captains Hiram T. Hunnicutt, Jacob M. Bass - Men from Pulaski, Giles County.
  • Company F - Captains Willis Worley, Joseph Young - Men from Giles County.
  • Company G - Captains William P. O'Neal, Fountain P. Wade, Robert F. Hall - Men from Belfast, Marshall County.
  • Company H - Captains Thomas Hanna, John L. Browulow, James F. Fogg - Men from Giles County.
  • Company I - Captains James J. Finney, William A. Sumners - "The Millville Men." Men from Lincoln County.
  • Company K - Captains Elijah H. Ikard, John D. Clarke - Men from Decherd, Franklin County[2]

(Captain William P. O'Neal)- many men from Marshall County

The information above is from Goodspeed History of Tennessee, vol. 8.

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 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 32nd Tennessee Infantry begin on page 469.


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Tennesseans in the Civil War, 32nd Tennessee Infantry Regiment, (accessed 29 Dec 2011).