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20th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

By E. J. Keen   1997

This information is compiled from pay voucher records, muster rolls and personal genealogical information that I have collected over the years.  The pay vouchers and some other data, such as; widows pension applications maybe found on micro-film at the Tennessee State Library & Archives in Nashville, Tennessee.  

I also consulted with the books:
"Sumner County, Tennessee In The Civil War", by Edwin L. Ferguson, 1972, Monroe County Press, Tompkinsville, Kentucky and "History of the Twentieth Tennessee Regiment Volunteer Infantry C.S.A." by W. J. McMurray, M.D., 1904, Nashville, Tennessee

Every effort was made to locate information on all known members of these regiments and companies but some of them I could not locate or learn more about them or their families.

Information contained herein is primarily intended to assist those seeking genealogical information as well as a taste for the hardships, etc. that these individuals endured trying to survive during the War Between the States 1861 - 1865.

Additional information can be obtained at the following web site:

Battle of Mills Spring / Fishing Creek

19 January 1862, Kentucky, War Between the States

20th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

(Selected Companies only)

This regiment was organized on June 12, 1861 and was mustered into the service of the Confederate Army during August 1861.  The regiment was comprised of men from Middle Tennessee and were sent to Camp Trousdale near Richland Station (Portland) just south of the Tennessee - Kentucky border.

This regiment consisted of ten companies and were commanded by:

Colonel: Joel A. Battle (Davidson County)

Lieutenant Colonel: Moscoe B. Carter (Williamson County)

Major: Patrick Duffey (Smith County)

Dr. James Franklin (Sumner County) was the Surgeon and John H. Morton (Davidson County) was Assistant Surgeon; John Marshall (Williamson County) was Quarter Master; M. M. Hinkle (Davidson County) Commissary; Alex Winn (Williamson County) was Adjutant; John Edmondson (Williamson County) was Chaplain; Twist Marshall (Williamson County) was Wagon Master and E. L. Jordan was Assistant Wagon Master.

Muster Roll for Company F - 20th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

Organized in the northeast corner of Sumner County, Tennessee at Coat's Town (now Westmoreland).  The company was commanded by:

James Addison Nimmo (1834 - 1883) - Captain, son of Wilson Carey & Serena (Steward) Nimmo. James was wounded in thigh during the Battle of Shiloh on April 6 1862. He resigned during the re-organization of the regiment on May 8,1862.  he is buried at Gallatin City Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Richard E. Johnson (1821 - 1862) - 1st Lieutenant, son of Austin & Ann Elizabeth (Corley) Johnson. Richard was killed during the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky on January 19, 1862.

Robert S. Hawkins (1840 - 1862) - 2nd Lieutenant. Elected 1st Lieutenant at Gainesboro, Tennessee replacing Lieutenant Johnson who had been killed at the Battle of Fishing Creek.  Robert was killed during the Battle of Shiloh on April 6, 1862.

William [Wyckliffe "Wick"] Young [Yancy] Doss (1835 - ?) - Son of Joshua & Jemima (Turner) Doss was 3rd Lieutenant and was elected 2nd Lieutenant at Gainesboro, Tennessee replacing Lieutenant Hawkins. He went home and enlisted in Company A, 9th Tennessee Calvary, which I will follow up in another section.  He is buried at Haysville Cemetery, Haysville, Macon Co., Tennessee.

Samuel Anthony Epperson (1837 - 1906) - Son of Annanias & Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Epperson was 1st Sergeant and elected 3rd Lieutenant at Gainesboro, Tennessee replacing Lieutenant Doss. Samuel was discharged on May 8, 1862 during the reorganization at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.

W. T. W. Davis - 2nd Sergeant. He was wounded during the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky on January 19, 1862. He was shot through the lungs. He was wounded again at Reseca, Georgia on May 14, 1864. He surrendered at Citronelle, Alabama on May 10, 1865.

Hardy Caldwell, Jr. (1835 - 1912) - 3rd Sergeant, son of William & Mary (Butler) Caldwell. Hardy enlisted in the regiment on June 5, 1861. He served during the battles at: Fishing Creek, Shiloh, Hoover's Gap, Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. Hardy was captured at Missionary Ridge and was sent to Rock Island, Illinois. He was paroled after he took the Oath on March 11, 1865. Was a splendid singer and sang for the prisoners at Rock Island, Illinois. He was nicknamed, "The Sweet Singer of Israel" at Rock Island.   There during his confinement he cheered the lonely soldier boys with his singing comforted the sick and helped sinners to repentance. His earnest work in this Federal Prison remains a lasting monument to his worth as a good and useful man. Mr. Caldwell was a life long Democrat and to the day of his death it was a matter of pride with him that he had never scratched a ticket of his party. He was the father of five sons: Robert Wesley, circuit court clerk of Sumner County, Joseph Henry, Albert Sidney and Allen Bell of Westmoreland and Charles William of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Hardy was buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery with funeral services conducted by Rev. J.D. Hewgley.

Francis G. Durham (1842 - 1927) - 4th Sergeant was a son of William Goosebury & Sarah P. Malinda (Rippy) Durham. He was wounded and captured during the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky on January 19, 1862. He was shot in head just behind his left ear and was almost blinded in his left eye, but was rendered deaf in his left ear. Francis was sent to a prison hospital at Camp Denison, Ohio and then was removed to Camp Chase, Ohio. He was exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi on August 25, 1862. He was discharged with disability at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on October 11, 1862.  He was buried at Sulphura Church Cemetery, Oak Grove, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Jasper W. Mason - Corporal. Jasper was killed during the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862.

G. H. Eddy - Corporal. He was captured at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863 and was sent to Rock Island, Illinois.

William Asa Dorris (1844 - 1903) - Corporal on December 1, 1862 was a son of Davis D. & Belinda L. (Hodges) Dorris. He was conscripted into service on November 8, 1862. "Arcy" as he was known by his associates was captured at Reseca, Georgia on May 14, 1864 and was sent to Alton, Illinois.  He is buried at Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery, Westmoreland, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Men who enlisted or who were conscripted into the ranks were:

Alsup, Jerry - He was discharged as a non-conscript from this regiment on July 16, 1862 as he was overage.

Anderson, Franklin - He was killed during the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky on January 19, 1862.

Anderson, Samuel D. - He was killed during the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862.

Anderson, R. E. - He was killed during the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky on January 19, 1862.

Andrews, John W. - He was captured at Nashville, Tennessee on December 16, 1864 and was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio.

Anglea, Charles Thomas (1829 - 1889) - Son of Walthall & Mary (Robertson) Anglea was captured during the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky on January 20, 1862. He was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio.  He was exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi on August 25, 1862.  He is buried at Anglea Cemetery, Oak Grove, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Ausbrooks, Pleasant H.  (1826 - ?) - He was a son of William Wilson & Elizabeth "Betsy" (Hodges) Ausbrooks.  He enlisted on June 1, 1861 at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee. Listed as having mumps and sore eyes at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Discharged with a disability and later enlisted in 25th Tennessee Infantry. In 1900, Pleasant served as a rural mail carrier in Sumner County, Tennessee.

Austin, Henry (1836 - ?) - Son of Eggleston F. & Amanda (Staley) Austin was captured at Atlanta, Georgia on March 28, 1864. He was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio and was released by a special order from President Lincoln on April 23, 1864.

Bloodworth, John - No record found.

Brown, David M. (1836 - 1889) - Son of James & Mary Elizabeth (Tuttle) Brown was the soldier who burned the "Noble Ellis" steamboat on which the Confederates crossed the Cumberland River after their defeat at the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky. He received a parole at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1, 1865.  He is buried at Bethel Grove Cemetery, Simpson County, Kentucky.

Brown, James Peter (1843-1925) - 5th child of James & Elizabeth (Tuttle) Brown.  Service Claim # 5232 Company F, 20th Tennessee Infantry Regiment:  He enlisted at age of 18 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on October 26, 1862. He was under Colonel Smith and Captain Davis and Lieutenant. James Durham.  In March of 1863 he was injured by a run-away horse, being wounded in the leg and knee. He was unable for duty about three weeks. In the same length of time he was moved to Tullahoma, Tennessee and it was there he came down with the measles, after slight recovery he was transferred to Missionary Ridge.  It was here in battle he was taken as a prisioner. The captured troops were sent to Rock Island, Illinois Federal Prison, and were confined until the end of the war. Being forced to take the oath, he was released without discharge.  After returning home, he was engaged in farming near Garrett's Creek, Sumner County where he reared his family of 12 children. He was married twice. In 1903 he filed for a service pension under the Tennessee Law, Chapter 64-1891. James Peter Brown and Nancy Ellen Keen lived in the Pleasant Grove Community, Sumner County on lands that were once owned by Dance Brown, his grandfather.  He died at age 82 Years, his grave has a government marker.  (Information from Freddy Joe Brown @ freddyb@tnpride.com )  

Brown, John William (1841 - 1928) - Son of James & Mary Elizabeth (Tuttle) Brown was wounded in his right breast by a shell fragment at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on January 2, 1863. He was given unlimited furlough at Shelbyville, Tennessee in January 1863 and he returned home. He was arrested by Union soldiers and given choice of the oath or a northern prison by orders of the commanding officer for the Union General Payne. He chose to take the Oath.  He is buried at Brown Cemetery, Garretts Creek, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Brown, Marion D. (1838 - 1862) - Son of James & Mary Elizabeth (Tuttle) Brown was killed during the Battle of Fishing Creek, at Nancy, Kentucky on January 19, 1862.  He is buried in the Mass Grave site, Nancy, Pulaski County, Kentucky.

Caldwell, David Young (1837 - ?) - Son of William & Mary (Butler) Caldwell was captured during the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky on January 19, 1862. He was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio. He was exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi on August 25, 1862. He was promoted on March 11, 1863 and was shown on the muster roll til January 19, 1864. (He was also shown as having died in a hospital ?)

Carter, Jesse "Buck" - He was captured during the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky on January 19, 1862. He was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio. He was exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi on August 25, 1862. He was listed as being deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 7, 1862. He was captured as a deserter at Rock House, Sumner County on March 5, 1863. He was sent to City Point, Virginia.

Carter, Johnson W. - He was listed with Pneumonia at Mill Springs, Kentucky. He was listed as deserted but later rejoined his command. He was listed as deserted again at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 7, 1862. He was captured as a deserter at Nashville, Tennessee and was sent to Ft. McHenry, Maryland.

Clark, Richard - He was listed as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 7, 1862.

Coates, James M. (1846 - ?) - Son of James T. & July Jane (Duffer) Coates was listed as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 18, 1862. He later enlisted in Company I, 7th Tennessee Cavalry.

Corban, Mordica - He was listed as discharged as a non-conscript on July 16, 1862.  He was overage.

Coley, Seth - Listed as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 7, 1862. He later enlisted in Ward's 9th Tennessee Cavalry serving in companies B and F.

Coley, William G. - He was listed as transferred to Company B, 9th Tennessee Cavalry. Reason for transfer was he had Rheumatism and could not march long distances.

Cook, J. E. - He was listed as discharged as a non-conscript in July 1862. He was under-age.

Crawford, Benjamin - He was listed as discharged with a disability on September 11, 1861 at Jacksboro, Kentucky.

Creasey, Thomas (1828 - 1862) - Died in a military hospital at Columbus, Mississippi on April 5, 1862.

Dalton, W. V. - He was listed as deserted at Tullahoma, Tennessee on January 12, 1863. He was later captured as a deserter at the home of his father-in-law in Macon County, Tennessee on May 4, 1863. He was taken before the Provost Marshall at Bowling Green, Kentucky. He wanted to take the Oath but was denied. He was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio and then onto Johnson's Island, Ohio.

Davis, Darius - He was conscripted on November 20, 1862 and later deserted. He took the Oath at Nashville, Tennessee on December 1, 1864.

Davis, Francis Marion (1823 - 1897) - Son of Daniel P. & Nancy (Lester) Davis was listed as a Captain on May 8, 1862 during the re-organization. He was severely wounded in the right side at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on January 2, 1863 in Breckinridge's Charge. He resigned from the service on May 8, 1863 and returned home to became a Doctor in Macon County, Tennessee.  He is buried at the Hobdy Cemetery, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Doss, Martin T. - He was listed as being deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 24, 1862. He was captured as a deserter in Macon County, Tennessee and was sent to Alton, Illinois where he died of Smallpox on February 4, 1863.

Duffer, Abner T. (1839 - ?) - Son of Edward & Emily T. (McClary) Duffer was 1st Sergeant on July 16, 1862. He was listed as deserted at Murfreesboro on December 14, 1862. He enlisted in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.

Durham, A. M. - He was listed as discharged with a disability at Gainesboro, Tennessee during the retreat from the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky.

Durham, James Henry (1839 - 1912) - Son of William Goosebury & Sarah P. Malinda (Rippy) Durham was listed as 3rd Lieutenant on May 8, 1862. He was promoted to Captain on July 8, 1863 replacing Captain Davis. James was wounded in his left arm at Chickamauga, Georgia on September 19, 1863. He was wounded in the thigh at Jonesboro, Georgia on August 31, 1864 when a mini ball went through his thigh. He had walked six miles to avoid capture and was listed in a hospital at Milledgeville, Georgia for five months. He was detailed to Special duty as Regimental Adjutant. He had served from Fishing Creek to Bentonville, North Carolina and was paroled on May 12, 1865.  He is buried in the Durham Cemetery, Sulphura, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Durham, Miles - He was listed as being transferred to Artillery. No Artillery records located.

Edington, Thomas - He was detailed to special duty by order of General Hardee. His name did not appear on the roll again until his discharge at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 24, 1862. He was captured by Union forces after his discharge and was sent to Rock Island, Illinois where he died on February 7, 1863.

Ellis, James J. - He was a 2nd Sergeant on August 1, 1863 and served in the Regimental Band. He was captured at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863 and sent to Rock Island, Illinois. He served in companies F and I.

Escue, William A.  (1837 - 1885) - Son of James & Elizabeth (Houdershell) Escue was a 1st Sergeant on May 8, 1862 during the re-organization. He had enlisted at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee on June 1, 1861. William was captured at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863 and was sent to Rock Island, Illinois. He was paroled May 22, 1865.  He is buried in the Escue Cemetery, Liberty, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Fagg, James W. (1838 - ?) - Son of Zachariah C. & Mary (Turner) Fagg was listed as unfit for field duty. He was detailed to hospital duty on September 22, 1862. He was listed as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 24, 1862.

Fagg, Zachariah Bartlett (1842 - 1863) - Son of Zachariah C. & Mary (Turner) Fagg was listed as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 24, 1862. He was captured as a deserter in Macon County, Tennessee and transported to Alton, Illinois where he died of Smallpox on February 7, 1863.

Farris, Dudley - He was listed as discharged with a disability at Jacksboro, Kentucky. He had started home on foot via Cumberland Gap and was captured. He took the Oath at Nashville, Tennessee on January 15, 1862.

Fisher, Henry - He was captured in Macon County, Tennessee and was sent to Alton, Illinois where he died of from smallpox.

Fykes, William Henry (1842 - 1926) - Son of Malachi & Mary (Burris) Fykes was listed as deserted at Tupelo, Mississippi on June 4, 1862. He enlisted in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.  He is buried in the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fairfield, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Gilliam, David M. S. - enlisted on September 25, 1861  For more information on this person please see:  Juanita Patton, 2011 Richard Jones Rd, Apt D-12, Nashville, TN  37215 or mailto:Pat Gilliam Daley   Ducstop@aol.com

Gilliam, Marcus Austin - enlisted in the 20th Tennessee and also in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry. For more information on this person please see:  Juanita Patton, 2011 Richard Jones Rd, Apt D-12, Nashville, TN  37215 or mailto:Pat Gilliam Daley   Ducstop@aol.com

Gilliam, William Bennett - was wounded in his neck by a spent ball at Shiloh, Tennessee. The mini ball entered his neck just below the right ear, stopping under left jaw against and in front of his Ceratoid artery. He was sent to Brownsville, Tennessee to a hospital and was treated by Drs. Greene, Peacock and Cummings. The mini ball was never removed. He was discharged with disability at Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 16, 1862. He was captured a year later by Union forces and was taken to Nashville, Tennessee. He was forced by General Payne to take the Oath or a go to a northern prison. He chose to take the Oath. For more information on this person please see:  Juanita Patton, 2011 Richard Jones Rd, Apt D-12, Nashville, TN  37215 or mailto:Pat Gilliam Daley   Ducstop@aol.com

Haynes, Henry H. - He was listed as a musician in the Regimental Band.

Hicks, G. W. - He was listed as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 18, 1862.

Hilburn, Robert W. - He was wounded during the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky on January 19, 1862. He transferred to Company E, 2nd Cavalry Battalion (Biffle's) on February 15, 1862.

Harrison, Bailie P.- He transferred from Company A on July 15, 1863. He served during the battles at Murfreesboro, Missionary Ridge, Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Jonesboro, Atlanta and Franklin. He was wounded in his right shoulder at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on January 2, 1863 and in his his right foot at Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864. He was sent to a hospital at Meridian, Mississippi and was on crutches for eight months. He received a parole at Washington, Georgia in May 1865. A disciplinary problem caused his transfer. He had challenged General T. B. Smith to a duel "to the death". The challenge was ignored and charges were dismissed.

Hodges, Daniel Smith (1836 - 1863) - Son of Ezekiel C. & Rebecca (Dorris) Hodges died while in a hospital at Ringgold, Georgia on April 13, 1863 from a case of the measles.

Hodges, J. D. Lafayette - He was killed during the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky on January 19, 1862.

Hodges, Robert Jackson (1843 - 1862) - Son of Hiram K. & Delilah (Watson) Hodges was killed during the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862.

Holmes, Calvin B. (1838 - 1915) - Son of Albert Gardner & Milly (Turner) Holmes was listed as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 24, 1862. He enlisted in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.  he is buried in the Mt. Vernon Methodist Church Cemetery, Brushy Fork, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Holmes, Robert Yancy (1836 - 1917) - Son of Albert Gardner & Milly (Turner) Holmes was a Sergeant in May 1862 during the re-organization. He was listed as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 24, 1862. He enlisted in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.  He is buried in the Mt. Vernon Methodist Church Cemetery, Brushy Fork, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Howell, J. N. - He was listed as deserted at Athens, Alabama on March 7, 1862. He enlisted in Company F, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.

Hutcherson, William - He was listed as deserted at Gainesboro, Tennessee on February 18, 1862 during retreat from the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky.

Keen, Lemuel (1819 - 1899) - Son of John & Sarah (Wells) Keen was listed as deserted at Gainesboro, Tennessee on February 18, 1862 during retreat from the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky. He returned to the regiment. It is believed that he fled to Illinois late in the war and joined the U.S. Army, Company G, 23rd (Consolidated) Infantry. His residence listed as Pickneyville, Illinois. Mustered into service on March 14, 1865 and mustered out of service on May 30, 1865.

Keen, Marcus (1827 - 1895) - Son of Elisha Keen was listed as discharged at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on October 5, 1862. He was charged with being a Guerilla. He took the Oath to gain U.S. protection. He was captured by U.S. soldiers at Franklin, Kentucky as being armed with a shotgun which violated his neutrality. He was sent north to a prison. From his statements given on September 8, 1863 at Louisville, Kentucky at the prison, Marcus gave a deposition. He stated that he enlisted in Company A, 21st Tennessee Infantry at Fountain Head on June 1, 1861 for twelve months service. He said that he became sick and was sent home where he remained until September 1862. He rejoined his company and was discharged at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on November 18, 1862. He returned home and remained there until March 13, 1863. He went to Gallatin to surrender to General Payne, he took the Oath and was given a Bond and was released. He stated that he was en route to see his sister-in-law, about one half-mile away from his home and had his shotgun in his possession when he was apprehended by Home Guards of Allen County, Kentucky. He told them that he had been hunting for squirrels for his sick relative. He was taken to Franklin and then to Bowling Green, Kentucky where he was delivered to Federal troops. Upon investigation he was released.  He is buried in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee.

Keen, William "Billy" (1822 - 1910) - Son of Elisha Keen was listed as deserted at Gainesboro, Tennessee on February 18, 1862 during retreat from the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky. He returned to the regiment on November 9, 1862. He was discharged at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 7, 1862. He enlisted in Company A, 9th Tennessee Cavalry. He had arranged for enlistment in the 9th Cavalry before his discharge.  He is buried in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee.

Key, Eli - He was listed as discharged as a non-conscript on July 16, 1862.

Key, John (1837 - 1864) - Son of Thomas & Martha (Asply) Key was captured at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863 and was sent to Rock Island, Illinois where he died on April 18, 1864. His grave marker No. 1058.

Love, Henry - He was listed as discharged as a non-conscript on July 16, 1862 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was arrested by General Payne's forces and given choice of oath or prison he chose to take the Oath.

McAdams. G. J. - He was a sergeant on May 8, 1862 during the re-organization. He was listed as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on November 28, 1864. He was captured and released when he took the Oath. He had been in battles at: Fishing Creek, and Shiloh.

McAdams, James Boles - He was a Corporal on May 8, 1862 during the re-organization. He was discharged at Murfreesboro, Tennessee with a disability by Captain F. M. Davis and Colonel Thomas Benton Smith.

McAdams, John W. - He was captured at Fishing Creek, Kentucky on January 19, 1862 and was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio.

McAdams, Irwin K. - He was listed as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on November 1, 1862. He was conscripted into Company H, 22nd Tennessee Cavalry under command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest. He was listed as deserted on May 28, 1864.

McWhirter, James N. "Newt" (1837 - 1862) - Son of Isaac & Emaline McWhirter was a Corporal on May 8, 1862 at re-organization. He died at Jackson, Mississippi on September 5, 1862.

McQuirter, Thomas Samuel  (1844 - 1926) - Son of Isaac & Emaline McWhirter enlisted in 1861 at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee. He was captured during the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky on January 19, 1862 and was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio. He was exchanged and later enlisted in Company A, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.  He is buried in the Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery, Westmoreland, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Morgan, John W. - He was listed as a 2nd Lieutenant on December 14,1862. He was wounded in the leg at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862. He was commanding the company in April 1863. He was detailed to recruiting service by General Hardee. He was captured at Nashville, Tennessee on December 16, 1864 and sent to Johnson's Island, Ohio. He was paroled after taking the Oath on March 14, 1865.

Morris, George Henry (1844 - 1862) - Son of Samuel P. & Mary Elizabeth (Caldwell) Morris was listed as discharged as a non-conscript at Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 16, 1862. He died while on his way back home.

Morris, James A. - He was killed during the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee on April 7, 1862.

Morris, John E. (1841 - 1908) - Son of John "Jack" & Mary (Harrison) Morris.  He enlisted on June 1,1861 at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee. He was wounded in the head at Shiloh on April 6, 1862. He received a furloughed. He was unable to return to duty. He was dropped from the muster roll as a deserter on December 14, 1862.  He is buried in the Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery, Westmoreland, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Morris, Josiah - He was listed as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 18, 1862.

Morris, Robert - He was detailed to extra duty at Bonneville, Mississippi.

Morris, Samuel W. (1835 - 1914) - Son of Samuel P. & Mary Elizabeth (Caldwell) Morris.  After the battle of Fishing Creek he became sick with Yellow Jaundice and Dropsy. He received a furlough until he became fit for duty. He was captured at home by the 54th U.S. Infantry. He was forced by General Payne to take the Oath or go to prison. He took the Oath. He then enlisted in Company A, 9th Tennessee Cavalry. He thought an Oath taken under compulsion was not binding.  He is buried in the Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery, Westmoreland, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Morris, William Green "Wid" (1828 - 1907) - Son of John "Jack" & Mary (Harrison) Morris was listed as deserted at Tullahoma, Tennessee on December 12, 1863. His name also appears in Company F, 23rd Tennessee Infantry.  He is buried in the Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery, Westmoreland, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Perry, John - He was listed as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on November 6, 1862.

Perry, William - He was wounded during the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. He had received a flesh wound through the right thigh. He was discharged with a disability at Tupelo, Mississippi.

Phillips, James D. - He was listed as deserted at Gainesboro, Tennessee during retreat from Fishing Creek, Kentucky. He returned to the regiment. He was captured at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862. He was paroled after taking the Oath. He had been in the battles at: Wildcat, Kentucky, Fishing Creek, Kentucky and Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Phillips, J. W. - He was listed as discharged with a disability on October 30, 1862.

Pike, James - He was listed as discharged as a non-conscript on July 16, 1862, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was over-age.

Pike, Jonathan W. B. (1845 - 1861) - Son of James & Elizabeth A. (Tooley) Pike died at Cumberland Ford, Kentucky on October 16, 1861.  He is buried in the Hawkins Cemetery, Macon County, Tennessee.

Ragan, Jesse - He was listed as discharged with disability and left, sick, at Jackson, Mississippi.

Reston, John A. - He was killed at the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862. He is buried in the U.S. National Cemetery there. His grave is No. 596. His grave is the only Confederate soldier buried there.

Riddle, Samuel - He is listed as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 18, 1862. Enlisted in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.

Rippy, Eli - He was listed on the muster roll of this company in McMurray's History of the 20th Tennessee Infantry. No service record at Archives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Rippy, James W. (1841 - 1922) - Son of James M. & Mary Ann (Potts) Rippy enlisted on June 1, 1861 for two years. He then enlisted in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.  He is buried in the Mt. Vernon Methodist Church Cemetery, Brushy Fork, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Rippy, Jesse  A. (1838 - 1915) - Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth (Graves) Rippy enlisted on May 9, 1861. He was listed as deserted on September 8, 1863 at Tyner's Station near Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was captured as a deserter on September 11, 1863. Took the Oath to be released at Gallatin, Tennessee. He enlisted in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.  He is buried in Robertson County, Tennessee.

Rippy, Joseph Calvin (1837 - 1893) - Son of John M. & Elizabeth Jane (Bell) Rippy was discharged with a disability, He was over- age, July 16, 1862 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. He enlisted in Company F, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.  He is buried in the Rippy Cemetery, Fairfield, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Rippy, Sidney "Sid" M. (1842 - 1916) - Son of Elvis Jefferson & Malinda (Black) Rippy was listed as a Sergeant on March 11, 1863. He had enlisted at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee on June 1, 1861. He served in the battles at: Wildcat, Kentucky, Fishing Creek, Kentucky, Shiloh, Tennessee, Beech Grove (Hoover's Gap) Tennessee, Vicksburg, Mississippi. His left thumb was shot off at Shiloh. While the army was camped at Tyner's Station, near Chattanooga, Tennessee he was given a furlough home. He was captured by U.S. forces and was sent to City Point, Virginia. He was exchanged and then he rejoined the regiment at Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was captured again during the Atlanta Campaign and was paroled after taking the Oath.  He is buried in the Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery, Westmoreland, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Rippy, William W. "Little Bill" (1842 - 1909) - Son of James M. & Mary Ann (Potts) Rippy was discharged with a disability with problems with his throat and lungs at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on October 20, 1862. (Pension Records) Army Records list him as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 14, 1862. He enlisted June 1, 1861.  He is buried in the Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery, Westmoreland, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Rippy, W. Alford "Big Bill" (1835 - 1865) - Son of John M. & Elizabeth Jane (Bell) Rippy enlisted on June 1, 1861. He was listed as deserted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 14, 1862. Enlisted in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.  He is buried in the Chicago City Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Simmons, Charles (1825 - 1862) - Son of Charles & Rhoda Simmons was wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. He was killed at Chickamauga, Georgia on September 19, 1862.

Simpson, Joseph Enoch (1842 - 1862) - Son of Aaron Sanford & Mary Frances (Johnson) Simpson was listed as discharged with a disability at Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 16, 1862. He enlisted in Company G, 7th Tennessee Cavalry.

Stewart, Gideon L. - He was killed during the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky on January 19, 1862.

Stewart, Sam - He was listed as discharged as a non-conscript on July 16, 1862 at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Stone, W. C. "Buck" - He enlisted in May 1861. He was captured in Mississippi in 1862 and was transported to Louisville, Kentucky.  While on way to prison he escaped and returned home. He enlisted in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.

Troutt, Elijah (1845 - 1900?) - Son of Meredith & Anne (Cline) Troutt enlisted on June 1, 1861 at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee for 15 months. He enlisted in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.

Troutt, Jeremiah (1840 - 1908) - Son of George Alfred & Nancy (Bell) Troutt was a Corporal on December 1, 1862. He enlisted at Camp Trousdale, Richland Station, Tennessee on June 1, 1861. He served in the battles at: Fishing Creek, Kentucky, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Chickamauga, Georgia, Hoover's Gap, Tennessee and Missionary Ridge. He was wounded at Murfreesboro by a shell fragment. He was one of 1,100 captured at Missionary Ridge. He was sent to Rock Island, Illinois and paroled after taking the Oath on March 24, 1865. He was reported to have been almost naked and starved.  He is buried in the Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery, Westmoreland, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Turner, James Allen (1827 - 1907) - Son of Yancy & Mary (Dillon) Turner.  He was transferred to Biffles 19th Tennessee Cavalry (Officially 9th) on April 15, 1862.  He is buried in the Valley View Cemetery, Tarrant County, Texas.

Tuttle, James (1836 - 1862) - Son of Robin & Martha "Patsy" (Perry) Tuttle.  He died at Tupelo, Mississippi on June 24, 1862.

West, Thomas W. - He enlisted on June 1, 1862 at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee. He was listed in a hospital at Bristol, Tennessee with Pneumonia. He served in battles at: Fishing Creek and Shiloh where he was wounded severely in the leg. He was discharged with a disability at Knoxville, Tennessee on October 10, 1862.

Williford, John H. - He was listed as deserted on August 9, 1863. He went within enemy lines and took the Oath to be released at Gallatin, Tennessee.

Williford, Frank - He was listed as deserted at Gainesboro, Tennessee on February 28, 1862 during the retreat from the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky.

Williford, Green - He was killed during the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky on January 19, 1862.

Witham, James (1812 -1893) - He was listed as discharged as a non-conscript on July 16, 1862 at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He was over-age.  He is buried in the Escue Cemetery, Liberty, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Woodall, Elias P. (1833 - ?) - Son of Christopher & Lydia (Rooney) Woodall was listed as deserted at Knoxville, Tennessee on November 1, 1861.

Woodall, James (1832 - ?) - Son of John C. & Catherine (Pike) Woodall enlisted at Nashville, Tennessee on September 20, 1861. He never reported for duty.

Woodard, John N. - He was a Sergeant on March 11, 1863. He was severely wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia on September 19, 1863. He died from his wounds on October 1, 1863.

Wray, George Fontana (1838 - 1925) - Son of George Washington & Elizabeth Frances (Gregory) Wray was a 5th Sergeant on December 7, 1862. He was captured at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863 and was sent to Rock Island, Illinois. He was paroled after taking the Oath on March 11, 1865.  He is buried in the New Hope General Baptist Church Cemetery, Westmoreland, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Wray, Marcus Napolean "Pole" (1835 - ?) - Son of George Washington & Elizabeth Frances (Gregory) Wray was a 2nd Lieutenant on May 8, 1862 during the re-organization of the regiment. He was listed as commanding company on September 10, 1864. He was reported missing during the battle of Nashville, Tennessee on December 16, 1864. He took the Oath.

Wray, William F. (1842 - 1864) - Son of George Washington & Elizabeth Frances (Gregory) Wray was listed as captured at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863. He was sent to Federal Prison at Rock Island, Illinois where he died on April 19,1864. His grave marker is Number 1065.  Information from:  Bob Caldwell, Phone: 501-228-8188, Fax: 501-228-9494     e-mail Bob Caldwell

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