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Sumner County, Tennessee
In the Civil War

By Edwin L. Ferguson

Chapter Eleven

 

Abstracted with editing by E. J. Keen, 1997 / 1998

Permission granted by David, son of Edwin L. Ferguson


2nd Cavalry Battalion, Company F

Organized September 27, 1861, at Bowling Green, Kentucky. Became Company B, 6th Tennessee Cavalry. They furnished their own horses and arms. Their horses were given a value to be paid if the horse was lost in service. They were to receive 40 cents per day for use of horse. These sums were seldom, if ever paid. These men were from Sumner County and their records are almost impossible to find. We here give you the names of these men, the value placed on their horses, and as much as possible their service records. Volume I, "Tennesseans in the Civil War" states that their records were among the worst kept.

James M. Minnis - Captain. Horse value $190. He resigned on November 17, 1862. Enlisted in Company D, 4th or 8th Tennessee Cavalry, also see.

John W. Bracken - 1st Lieutenant. Horse valued at $170. Listed as discharged with disability on June 15, 1862.

Robert S. Brown - 2nd Lieutenant. Horse valued at $200.

William L. Arnell - 3rd Lieutenant. Furnished horse value unknown.

John J. Chalton - 1st Sergeant. Horse valued at $175. Made instructor in a camp for conscripted men.

Iridal Foster - 2nd Sergeant. Horse valued at $175.

Squire W. Williams - 3rd Sergeant. Horse valued at $185. Listed in Company B, 6th Cavalry after the consolidation. Captured in Sumner County on March 9, 1862. He was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio. Exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi on August 25, 1862.

James O'Neal - 4th Sergeant. He furnished horse, value unknown.

Robert S. Duffer - 1st Corporal. Horse valued at $145. Listed in Company B, 6th Cavalry after the consolidation.

James F. Lambert - 2nd Corporal. Horse valued at $140. He was detailed as a Recruiting Officer for forty days at Spring Hill, Tennessee on May 25, 1863. Did not return. Remained hidden from June 3, 1863, to August 8, 1863, then took the Oath. He was put in prison for thirty days after taking the Oath, then paroled.

Calvin G. Simmons - 3rd Corporal. Horse valued at $170. Listed as. 2nd Lieutenant in Company B, 6th Cavalry.

William P. Waggoner - 4th Corporal. Horse valued at $175. Listed as 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant. Detached for duty in Company A, 1st Tennessee Cavalry on November 24, 1864. Paroled at Charlotte, North Carolina on May 3, 1865.

Stephen Weatherford - Listed as a farrier. Horse valued at $160. Listed as discharged with disability on October 10, 1861. Horse valued to John W. Bracken.

Anglea, George B. - Horse valued at $170.

Bell, Alfred E. - 2nd Lieutenant. Horse valued at $180. Listed as discharged with disability on June 15, 1862. He was recruited in Company F, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, also see.

Berryman, James M. - Horse valued at $140. He enlisted in Morton's Light Artillery.

Berryman, John N. - Horse valued at $175.

Black, Alfred G. - Horse valued at $170.

Black, George W. - Horse valued at $170.

Boswell, William S. - Horse valued at $160.

Bracken, Elvis - Horse valued at $135.

Carter, William - Horse valued at $150. Listed as discharged with disability at Corinth, Mississippi on May 12, 1862. Enlisted in Company A, 7th Cavalry Battalion.

Cline, Isaac - Horse valued at $155. His service continued in Company B. He went home to get a horse on January 20, 1863 and was captured at Gallatin, Tennessee on March 8, 1863.

Caldwell, Hardy Sr. - Horse valued at $200. He was wounded at Corinth, Mississippi on May 28,1862. His right arm was shot off by a cannon ball. His arm was amputated at the shoulder. Discharged with disability. He went home and later enlisted in Company A, 9th Tennessee Cavalry on September 1, 1862. He was captured at Scottsville, Kentucky on August 24, 1863. He was sent to Louisville, Kentucky, then to Gallatin, Tennessee where he remained till the end of the war. The prison at Gallatin was a building on the north side of the square. His residence was Coat's Town, (now Westmoreland) Sumner County, Tennessee.

Costellow, John W. - Horse valued at $125.

Crawford, James H. - Horse valued at $145. He continued service in Company B. He went home to get a horse on June 20, 1863 and did not return.

Creasey, Joseph - Horse valued at $160. Listed as discharged with disability at Tupelo, Mississippi on July 3, 1863, from Measles and Dyspepsia. He enlisted in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, also see. Residence Westmoreland, Tennessee.

Denning, John Will - Horse valued at $175. He was listed in battles at Snow Hill, and Iuka, Mississippi. He was shocked by a concussion from a shell exploding near his head. He was unconscious for eighteen hours. He was captured there. Paroled at Burnsville, Mississippi on November 20, 1863 after taking the Oath.

Eskew, William S. - Horse valued at $160. Sergeant. He was reduced to a private on May 25, 1863, at the consolidation. He was captured during Wheeler's Raid into Middle Tennessee in October 1863. Exchanged. Paroled at Charlotte, North Carolina on May 3, 1865.

Fleming, James F. - Horse valued at $140.

Foster, Abner S. - Horse valued at $100.

Gant, William H. - Horse valued at $190. 1st Sergeant. He served the last three years of the war in Company B. He was paroled May 3, 1865. Residence Pondville, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Graves, Alfred D. - He was paroled at Gallatin, Tennessee after taking the Oath on August 3, 1863.

Gray, John F. - Horse valued at $170. He was wounded at Iuka, Mississippi on September 13, 1862. Listed as discharged in January 1863 from Company B, 6th Cavalry.

Hammock, William H. - Horse valued at $175. He was thrown from a mule while making a charge on U.S. forces. His right shoulder and collar bone were broken, in 1863. He was sent home by the commanding officer.

Harris, Robert F. - Horse valued at $170.

Hardison, Henry A. - Horse valued at $165. He transferred to Company F in this battalion before its consolidation.

Hawkins, Philip - Horse valued at $140.

Helburn, Andrew - Horse valued at $180.

Hodges, Marion - Horse valued at $135.

Keen, Alexander Mastin - Horse valued at $190.  Also see Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.

Keen, Jesse - Horse valued at $150. He and his brother James were captured at Epperson Springs, Tennessee on March 10, 1863. He was transported to Louisville, Kentucky and then on to City Point, Virginia. He was exchanged and returned home to Sumner County, Tennessee.  Also see Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.

Keen, Lemuel J. - Horse valued at $160.

Keen, William - Horse valued at $100.  Also see Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.

Keen, William - Horse valued at $100.  Also see Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry.

Lambert, Albert G. - Horse valued at $150. His service continued in Company B, 6th Cavalry.

Lawrence, John L. - Horse valued at $170. He enlisted in Company F, 24th Tennessee Infantry.

O’Neal, James - Horse valued at $180.

O’Neal, Wiley - Horse valued at $150. He was captured at LaVergne, Tennessee on October 7, 1862. He was sent behind Union lines and paroled on October 9, 1862. He enlisted in Company A, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, also see.

Percell, Thomas - Horse valued at $150.

Phillips, William H. - Horse valued at $165. He enlisted in Company B, 7th Tennessee Infantry.

Ramsey, Jeremiah - Horse valued at $165.

Rippy, Edward - Horse valued at $190.

Rippy, Isaac - Horse valued at $120. He was wounded and captured at Lee and Gordon's Mill, near Chickamauga, Georgia on September 12, 1863. His horse was killed and he was hit by a musket ball which entered through the calf of his leg. Listed in U.S. hospital at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Sanders, John R. - Listed as dismounted from June 1, 1864 till September 1, 1864. He was paroled at Charlotte, North Carolina on May 3, 1865.

Simmons, Henry M. - Horse valued at $200. He was reduced from Sergeant to a Private on May 25, 1863. He went home during General Wheeler's Raid into Middle Tennessee. Several took this opportunity to go home.

Simmons, Henry M. - Horse valued at $175. He was reduced to the ranks on May 25, 1863. Listed in battles at Holly Springs, Thompson’s Station, Lookout Mountain, Atlanta, Chickamauga, and Bentonville. He was paroled at Charlotte, North Carolina on May 3, 1865.

Simmons, E. W. - He enlisted at LaVergne, Tennessee on September 8, 1862. Listed present through December 1863.

Simmons, Cyrus N. - Horse valued at $190. Listed in battles at Iuka, Holly Springs and Corinth in Mississippi; Spring Hill, Tennessee; and Chickamauga, Georgia. He was listed as deserted and went home to Sumner County during general Wheeler’s raid into Middle Tennessee. He was forced to take the Oath or be sent to a northern prison by orders of General Payne. His father being sick, he did not want to leave him. Residence Westmoreland, Tennessee. He became a preacher after the war.

Simmons, Joseph - He enlisted on October 8, 1862 at LaVergne, Tennessee. He went home to get a horse on June 20, 1863 and did not return.

Stinson, Jehu - Horse valued at $140. He was given sick furlough after the battle at Chickamauga, Georgia. He had rheumatism and was never able to return. Residence Eulia, Tennessee.

Stinson, James M. - Horse valued at $140.

Stovall, James B. - Horse valued at $155. He had measles at White Oak Station, Kentucky. He was sent to a hospital at Nashville, Tennessee. He returned tot he regiment. Listed as captured and paroled by U.S. forces. He enlisted in Company F, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, also see.

Stubblefield, Robert - Horse valued at $170. Listed as discharged on October 10, 1861 by order of Captain Minnis.

Thomas, Joseph - Horse valued at $170. He enlisted in Company D, 3rd Tennessee Cavalry.

Troutt, William - Horse valued at $150.

Tucker, Byrd L. - Horse valued at $150.

Tucker, Granville - Horse valued at $165. He was bugler. He enlisted in Jackson’s Cavalry Company.

Turner, William Y. - Horse valued at $165.

Waggoner, Amos H. - Horse valued at $135. Listed as dismounted and sent to Columbia, Tennessee, to Camp of dismounted men on May 1, 1863. He was reduced to the ranks on May 25, 1863. Listed as detailed as Brigade Teamster for Major Stankock Quartermaster in Ashby’s 2nd Tennessee Cavalry. He was paroled at Charlotte, North Carolina on May 3, 1865.

Waggoner, William P. - He served in companies B and H. Listed as detached to Company A, 1st Tennessee Cavalry on November 24, 1864. He was paroled at Charlotte, North Carolina on May 3, 1865.

We regret very much that complete records are not to be found on a few of these men.

When the 2nd Battalion was consolidated with the 11th Battalion to form the 6th Tennessee Cavalry recognized by the Confederate Government in Richmond, Virginia as such, it continued to be known locally as Wheeler's 1st Cavalry Regiment.

After consolidation of Company C from the 11th Battalion with Company F, of the Second Battalion, all officers of Company F, were reduced to the ranks and they were officered by officers from Company C.

These companies were consolidated on May 25, 1863, and they were detached as escorts for General Stevenson. This gave them better arms, equipment and clothing.


Sumner County and Her Sons during the War Between the States 1861 - 1865

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