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Sumner County, Tennessee
In the Civil War

By Edwin L. Ferguson

Chapter Seven

 

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

Permission granted by David, son of Edwin L. Ferguson


24th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

Organized on August 6, 1861. Mustered into Confederate Service on August 24, 1861.

The Field Officers in order of service were:

Colonel's: R. D. Allison, H. L. W. Bratton, and John A. Wilson.

Lieutenant Colonel's: Thomas H. Peebles, J. J. Williams, H. L. W. Bratton. John A. Wilson, and S. E. Shannon.

Company C, Captain's: John M. Uhles, J. W. Burrow. Men from Macon County.

Company E, Captain's: John A. Baskerville, Jesse Guinn, and H. M. Austin. Men from Sumner County.

As a number of men in Company C, were from Sumner County we have included the entire company as there was no way of distinguishing the county of origin.

Their first active service was at Bowling Green, Kentucky. Then when the defeat of General Zollicoffer at Fishing Creek, Kentucky broke the Confederate line of defense this regiment retreated to Murfreesboro, Tennessee and on to Corinth, Mississippi, arriving there February 27, 1862, and was engaged in the Battle of Shiloh, entering the battle with 406 effectives. It was commended for valor and leadership but no regimental record of casualties was given.

Next in line of duty was the Battle of Farmington, Mississippi on May 28, 1862. Here Colonel Allison was criticized severely and Major Bratton commended very highly.

Then followed Bragg's Invasion of Kentucky and the 24th was engaged at Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862, suffering sixty-eight casualties. Then followed the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee with 344 engaged suffering seventy-nine casualties. Here Colonel Bratton was mortally wounded, Lieutenant Colonel Wilson was wounded and Major S. E. Shannon took over the command.

At Chickamauga, Georgia on September 19 thru 20, 1863, under the command of Colonel John A. Wilson, the regiment suffered forty-three casualties. Then they were sent to Sweetwater, Tennessee for a short time but returned in time for Missionary Ridge where they had forty-five casualties. Then into the Atlanta Campaign under General Joseph E. Johnston and the return to Tennessee under General John B. Hood. On June 30, 1864, Colonel John A.Wilson was in command of the regiment, but in July, August, and September 1864, the commanding officer was shown as Lieutenant Colonel Samuel E. Shannon.

In the engagement at Nashville, Tennessee in December 1864, they were in the Granny White Pike area and formed part of the force under General Walthall covering the retreat to Corinth, Mississippi.

Then to move to North Carolina to be again under the command of General Joseph E. Johnston at the Battle of Smithfield, North Carolina on March 31, 1865.

By this time the original twelve companies were made into: Company F of the 3rd Consolidated Tennessee Infantry and as such was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1, 1865.

 

Muster Roll for Company C, 24th Tennessee Infantry

Men from Macon and Sumner Counties, Tennessee

John M. Uhles - Captain. Wounded at Shiloh, April 6, 1862. Died of wound at a Memphis, Tennessee hospital on April 27, 1862.

W. K. Carr - 1st Lieutenant. Discharged at re-organization, May 2, 1862.

J. W. Rose- 2nd Lieutenant. Wounded at Shiloh, April 6,1862. Sent to hospital at Columbus, Mississippi. Captured at Nashville, Tennessee on December 16, 1864. Sent to Johnson's Island, Ohio. Paroled June 17, 1865.

David (Daniel) Anderson Carr - 2nd Lieutenant. Discharged at reorganization on May 2, 1862. Enlisted in Company E, 9th Cavalry , also see. *(Information from Jerry Carr - 8/8/08 @ rrracjw@charter.net advises that Mr. Carr's name was Daniel and not David apparently an error on Mr. Ferguson's part)

J. W. Burrow - 1st Sergeant. Made Captain at the re-organization on May 2, 1862. Wounded at Shiloh on April 6, 1862. Killed at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863.

John N. Ogles - 2nd Sergeant. Died at Atlanta, Georgia on March 24, 1864.

S. D. Adams - 3rd Sergeant. Wounded at Jonesboro, Georgia on August 31, 1864. Paroled at Augusta, Georgia on May 2, 1865.

C. B. Wright - 4th Sergeant. Discharged as a non-conscript at Tupelo, Mississippi on July 16, 1862. Under age. Captured at Gallatin, Tennessee in 1864. Forced to take the Oath or go to prison.

Henry C. Burrow - Corporal. Captured at Nashville, Tennessee on December 15, 1864. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio.

J. A. Burrow - Corporal. 2nd Sergeant on May 2, 1862. Deserted on January 20, 1864.

Robert Davis - Corporal. 3rd Lieutenant on April 13, 1863. 1st Lieutenant on June 27, 1863. Captured at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863. Commanding company. Sent to Johnson's Island, Ohio.

J. M. Garrett - Corporal. Discharged as a non-conscript on July 16, 1862.

Adams, William L. - Killed at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862.

Belt, S. K. - Detailed as hospital nurse. Discharged on July 3, 1862, by Mental Board of Directors.

Belt, William H. - Discharged with disability on January 2, 1862.

Black, H. M. - Wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Died of wound in a Memphis hospital. No date given.

Bratton, Robert W. - Captured in Macon County, Tennessee on December 12, 1862. Exchanged. Shown present through December 1863.

Brown, J. G. - Died on January 12, 1862.

Carr, Franklin W. - Captured at Nashville, Tennessee on December 15, 1864. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio.

Carr, C. S. - Died at Corinth, Mississippi on May 24, 1862.

Carr, James A. - Transferred from Company H, 2nd Tennessee Infantry on April 1, 1862. Wounded and captured at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Exchanged. Discharged with disability. Enlisted in Company G, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, also see.

Carr, Mathew A. - Captured at Nashville, Tennessee on December 15, 1864. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio.

Carr, Newton H. - Discharged with disability from Company H, 2nd Tennessee Infantry in September 1861. Enlisted in this company. Wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Sent to hospital at Memphis, Tennessee. Discharged with disability on June 9, 1862.

Carter, John Edward - Wounded at Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862. Left hip badly shattered by mini ball. Left there when army retreated. Captured. Sent to Camp Butler, Illinois and then to City Point, Virginia. Exchanged. Discharged as unfit for service on January 8, 1864. Stayed with army. Home in 1865.

Carter, Richard L. - Sergeant. Wounded severely at Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862. Left there when army retreated. Captured. Sent to Camp Butler, Illinois and then to City Point, Virginia. Exchanged on April 17, 1863. Captured at Dalton, Georgia on January 20, 1864.

Chamberlain, William F. - Sent home sick from Camp Trousdale, Tennessee. Returned to duty. Discharged with disability on July 3, 1862. Debilitates. Captured, sick at home by U.S. forces. Refused to take the Oath. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio. Finally released on physical condition. Went home. In bed helpless for three years.

Claborne, J. W. - Wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Sent to hospital at Columbus, Mississippi. Enlisted in Company H, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, also see.

Claborne, W. D. - Died in hospital at Nashville, Tennessee on February 15, 1862.

Claborne, W. H. H. - Corporal. Captured. Took the Oath at Nashville, Tennessee.

Crawford, T. Joseph - Sick at Camp Trousdale until December 16, 1861. Captured in Perry County, Kentucky on June 6, 1863. Sent to Point Lookout, Maryland. Released after taking the Oath on April 12, 1864.

Creasey, John - Killed at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862.

Creasey, Franklin - Captured at Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863. Sent to Rock Island, Illinois. Prior service in Company C, 7th Cavalry Battalion, also see.

Creasey, J. M. - Wounded severely in left thigh at Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862. Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia in left hip. Was in battles at Murfreesboro, and Missionary Ridge. Listed as deserted on January 20, 1864. He took the Oath at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dallas, W. M. - Given a thirty day furlough at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee on September 18, 1861. Missing.

Dearing, A. J. - Listed as deserted. Captured as a deserter by U.S. forces on May 11, 1863. Sent to Ft. McHenry, Maryland.

Dixon, J. A. - Died at Bowling Green, Kentucky on December 7, 1861.

Duke, W. J. - Transferred to Company B, 7th Cavalry Battalion on March 1, 1862, also see.

Duke, Micajah - Transferred to Company B, 7th Cavalry Battalion on March 1, 1862, also see.

Duncan, Willam Anderson, Jr. - Enlisted for ten months. Transferred to Company H, 2nd Tennessee Infantry, also see.

Ellis, Abe - Wounded severely and captured at Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862.

Ellis, P. P. - Died in hospital at Tupelo, Mississippi on July 20, 1862.

Ferguson, Wilson T. - Wounded in left thigh at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Left on battlefield. Captured. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio. Exchanged. Wounded severely at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862. Left there in hospital. Died.

Fisher, William Franklin - Sergeant. 2nd Lieutenant on May 2, 1862. Detailed as waggoner at Bowling Green, Kentucky through August and September 1862. In battles at Shiloh, Tennessee; Corinth, Mississippi; Munfordville, Kentucky; Harrodsburg, Kentucky; Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Perryville, Kentucky. Wounded at Perryville, Kentucky and captured. Sent to Ft. Delaware and then to Johnson's Island, Ohio, then to Point Lookout, Maryland. Exchanged. Wounded at Murfreesboro, Tennessee in the right leg while fighting on crutches at Perryville, Kentucky. Discharged with disability at Fayetteville, Tennessee. Stayed with army. Paroled at Calhoun, Georgia, at the end of the war.

Ford, E. G. - Died at Bowling Green, Kentucky on November 16, 1861.

Ford, Daniel M. - Detailed as waggoner to drive officers baggage wagon. Paroled at Columbia Bridge, South Carolina on May 5, 1865.

Freeman, Richard - Corporal. Offered a medical discharge on July 3, 1862. Refused it. Wounded severely at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862. Sent to hospital at Liberty, Georgia, then to Petersburg, Virginia where he was captured in hospital when Petersburg was being evacuated. Sent to Camp Butler, Illinois.

Fuqua, James C. - In battle at Perryville, Kentucky. Then wounded twice at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. A mini ball entered his groin and came out the back of his hip. Wounded by mini ball in his right shoulder. Left there when army retreating. Captured. Exchanged. Retired from active service and sent to Montgomery, Alabama where he washed dishes in a hospital for six months then detailed as watchman at the Selma, Alabama in the Navy Yard.

Gammons, Moses - Died August 20, 1861.

Goulden, J. C. - Listed as deserted on November 20, 1862. Captured at Franklin, Kentucky while on his way to Indiana. Sent to Johnson's Island, Ohio where he took the Oath on October 9, 1863. Enlisted in Company E, 7th Cavalry Battalion. Transferred to Colonel Allison's 54th Tennessee Infantry.

Gifford, Brice - Died at Bowling Green, Kentucky on October 7, 1861.

Grigg, John R. - Shown present through November 1863. He took the Oath.

Gross, Van Buren - Listed sick in a hospital at Bowling Green, Kentucky in December 1861. Transferred to Company H, 2nd Tennessee Infantry, no date given.

Haley, William - 2nd Lieutenant on July 3, 1861. Captain on May 2, 1862. Detailed as Recruiting Officer. Captured at Lafayette, Tennessee on March 14, 1863. Sent to Ft. Delaware and then to Johnson's Island, Ohio on July 18, 1863, then to Point Lookout, Maryland on February 20, 1865.

Haynes, W. D. - Discharged with disability on July 12, 1862. Died at Bowling Green, Kentucky on November 22, 1861. Deserted on January 1, 1862.

Haynes, F. P. - Died at Bowling Green, Kentucky on November 22, 1861.

Hastings, A. J. - Listed as deserted on January 1, 1862.

Holland, John R. - Wounded in the neck at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Sent to hospital at Columbus, Mississippi. Discharged as a non-conscript on July 16, 1862. Over age. Discharged at Tupelo, Mississippi.

Howell, Martin - Detailed as a Teamster at Shelbyville, Tennessee and Dalton, Georgia. Deserted on December 21, 1863.

Hughes, Joseph - Wounded in the left leg below his knee at Chickamauga, Georgia on September 19, 1863, shattering the bones. Paroled in 1865. Residence Bethpage, Tennessee.

Hutcherson, John A. - Sergeant. In hospital at Tupelo, Mississippi for three months, very seriously ill. Paroled on May 9, 1865.

Johnson, W. H. - Transferred to a Pioneer Battalion in General Cleburne's Brigade.

Johnson, J. M. - Captured at Reseca, Georgia on May 18, 1864. Sent to Rock Island, Illinois.

Johnson, J. W. - 2nd Lieutenant on May 20, 1863. Commanding the company in September 1863. Furloughed by General Order No. 227 on April 5, 1864. Resigned October 26, 1864.

Jones, J. C. - Listed as deserted on January 1, 1863.

Jones, C. J. - Died at Chattanooga, Tennessee on March 10, 1863.

Jones, J. M. - Fell at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862, injuring leg and hip and dislocating knee. Discharged as a non-conscript on July 16, 1863. Over age.

Jones, John Wesley - Wounded in right ankle at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Muscles cut. In hospital at Columbus, Mississippi and at Chattanooga, Tennessee on August 17, 1863, when Bragg's troops were in retreat. Residence Parham, Tennessee.

Jones, T. D. - Corporal. Discharged on December 11, 1861. Enlisted in the 19th / 20th Tennessee Cavalry.

Kerley, James M. - Captured at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863. Sent to Rock Island, Illinois.

Kerley, Robert H. - Captured at Chickamauga, Georgia on September 19, 1863. Sent to Camp Douglas, Illinois. Paroled after taking the Oath on March 16, 1865.

Leath, Thomas - Listed as deserted on January 20, 1864.

Linville, J. N. - Transferred from Company C, 30th Tennessee Infantry on March 16, 1862, also see.

Lovings, William - Died on January 20, 1862.

Markum, J. W. - Died in a hospital at Columbus, Mississippi on June 16, 1862.

Marshall, J. M. - Discharged with disability on July 5, 1862.

Meador, John A. - Deafened by concussion of a shell bursting within two feet of him while laying down in line of battle at the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862. Unable for duty for four weeks. Deserted on January 20, 1864.

Meador, T. F. - Died at Bowling Green, Kentucky on November 29, 1862.

Meador, I. J. - Died in a hospital at Columbus, Mississippi on June 1, 1862.

Meador, Ira - Discharged with disability, a non-conscript, 16 years of age, July 3, 1862.

Meador, J. D. - Enlisted on August 24, 1861. No more information located.

Meador, W. J. - Listed in a hospital on February 12, 1862. Dropped from roll.

Meador, J. W. - Listed as deserted on January 20, 1864.

Meador, Pleasant G. - Paroled at the end the of war.

Mongle, D. G. - Sergeant on March 16, 1862. Deserted on March 6, 1864.

Morrison, W. E. - Shown on the roll through February 1862.

Nichols, C. W. - Died at Tupelo, Mississippi on January 20, 1862.

Oglesby, J. K. P. - Discharged as a non-conscript on July 16, 1862. Enlisted in Company H, 2nd Tennessee Infantry then in Company E, 2nd (22nd) Tennessee Cavalry. Also see these commands.

Quinn, T. B. - Born in Ireland. Deserted on April 11, 1863. Dropped from roll on April 18, 1863. Enlisted in 3rd Texas Artillery. Wounded at battle of the Wilderness, Virginia in May 1864. Took a mini ball in left groin and in left foot. Wounded by a sharpshooter. Hospital only three days. In the Stonewall Jackson Brigade. Mini ball stayed in groin for three years.

Reid, Thomas Reziah - Furloughed, sick, from Camp Trousdale, Tennessee. Enlisted in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, also see.

Reid, H. E. - Discharged as a non conscript on July 16, 1862. Enlisted in Company D, 9th Tennessee, also see.

Robinson, J. H. - Furloughed sick. Never returned.

Robinson, A. J. - Listed as deserted. Dropped from roll on May 1,1862 by order of General Hardee. Captured as a deserter by C.S.A. forces on November 20, 1862. Deserted again on February 6, 1864.

Sanders, S. H. - Died at Bowling Green, Kentucky on October 7, 1861.

Short, J. D. - After battle of Shiloh he was listed in a hospital at Columbus, Mississippi with Rheumatism. Detailed as Ambulance driver. Then made Wagon Master. Paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1, 1865.

Smith, J. C. - Shown present to February 24, 1862.

Solomon, J. W. - Captured on December 1, 1862.

Stinson, A. A. - Deserted. Captured as a deserter by U.S. forces at Epperson Springs, Macon County, Tennessee. Removed to City Point, Virginia and then to Camp Chase. Ohio. Prior service in Company B, 7th Cavalry Battalion, also see.

Sullivan, James - Captured at Jonesboro, Georgia on August 31, 1864. He took the Oath and was released on October 30, 1864.

Sullivan, Josephus - Captured at Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862. Exchanged. Wounded severely at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862. Discharged with disability on January 28, 1863.

Thomas, J. H. - Killed at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862.

Turner, F. P. - Discharged as a non-conscript on July 16, 1862. Enlisted in Company C, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, also see.

Uhles, Jacob - Killed at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862.

White, Caleb - Discharged at Bowling Green, Kentucky on December 12, 1861. Enlisted in Company C, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, also see.

White, W. H. - Enlisted for ten months. Then enlisted in Company F, 7th Cavalry Battalion, also see.

Wix, Marshall - Wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Sent to hospital at Columbus, Mississippi. Died from wounds.

Wright, J. A. - Sergeant on May 2, 1862, at re-organization. Wounded at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862. Discharged on February 16, 1863.

Wright, John S. - 1st Sergeant on May 2, 1862. Deserted on February 6, 1864.

Wright, P. N. - Killed at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862.

Again notice the discharge of trained veterans and that a number of them went into other commands. Partly patriotism and partly because they could not remain at home. If discharged they were forced to take an oath of allegiance or go to prison.

Muster Roll for Company E, 24th Tennessee Infantry

Men from Sumner County

John A. Baskerville - Captain. Discharged with disability on April 27, 1863. Was to recruit a company of partisan rangers to operate behind the Union lines. No such command materialized. His occupation, blacksmith. Prior service in Colonel E. S. Smith's, 2nd Tennessee Cavalry which was disbanded because of not being furnished arms.

J. L. Hibbett - 1st Lieutenant. Detailed as Assistant Surgeon on January 1, 1862. Resigned June 1, 1862. Enlisted in Company E, Allison's Cavalry Squadron.

James Campbell - 2nd Lieutenant. Resigned on June 15, 1862. Enlisted in the 1st Tennessee Infantry.

Jesse E. Gwinn - 3rd Lieutenant. 2nd Lieutenant on March 8, 1862. Made Captain on May 2, 1862, at re-organization. He was killed at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862.

Henry Cox - 1st Sergeant. Discharged as a non-conscript on July 20, 1862.

William B. Rice - 2nd Sergeant. 1st Sergeant on July 12, 1862. 2nd Lieutenant on February 1, 1862. Wounded at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 3, 1862.

B. H. Graves - 3rd Sergeant. Bandmaster in Regimental Band. Strain at battle of Farmington, Mississippi. Hernia and Hydrocell followed by Pneumonia. Discharged with disability from Gallatin, Tennessee. Worked as a butcher after the war.

William H. Dobbins - 4th Sergeant. Wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Wounded severely at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862. Died from wounds on April 30, 1862.

John V. Wright - 1st Corporal. Wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Shown on roll through October 1863.

J. A. Dobbins - 2nd Corporal. 2nd Lieutenant on May 2, 1862. Killed at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863.

James Henry Owen - 3rd Corporal. Wounded and captured at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Exchanged. Wounded at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on January 2, 1863. Discharged and dropped from roll.

W. P. Guthrie - 4th Corporal. Discharged as a non conscript on July 22, 1862. Enlisted in Company G, 7th Tennessee Cavalry.

J. W. Albright - 5th Sergeant on May 2, 1862. 1st Sergeant on March 1, 1863. Wounded at Reseca, Georgia on May 13, 1863. Pay stoppage for one bayonet lost, $5.00. Paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1, 1862.

Anderson, C. H. - Discharged as a non-conscript on July 22, 1862.

Austin, Henry M. - 3rd Lieutenant on March 3, 1862. 1st Lieutenant on May 2, 1862. Captain on March 11, 1865 replacing Captain Gwinn. Wounded at Atlanta, Georgia on July 22, 1864. Struck by a mini ball through the elbow. Arm amputated on the battlefield.

Baskerville, R. K. - Shown present through June 3, 1864. Deserted. Captured as a deserter by Union forces. Agreed to take the Oath if released north of the Ohio River. Prior service in Company E, 30th Tennessee Infantry, also see.

Bertrand, Robert B. - In bad health. Listed in hospital numerous times. Captured at Corinth, Mississippi on June 1, 1862. Sent to Alton, Illinois. Exchanged. Paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1, 1863.

Branham, J. R. - Died December 17, 1861, in Sumner County, Tennessee.

Brumley, James P. - Detailed as hospital cook. Pay stoppage for $ 15.50 for one cartridge box and forty cartridges lost. Deserted on October 10, 1863. Captured as a deserter at Chattanooga, Tennessee by Union forces. Carried to Nashville, Tennessee where he took the Oath on October 31, 1863.

Brumley, W. J. - Discharged with disability on July 22, 1862. A disability in early years of the war could be physical or under or over age.

Byrns, C. B. - Left sick in Kentucky on Bragg's retreat after the battle of Perryville, Kentucky. No further record located.

Carter, J. W. - Sergeant. Shown on roll through October 1863.

Cissom, J. M. - Listed as deserted on January 4, 1863. Prior service in Company D, 7th Cavalry Battalion and in Company I, 2nd Tennessee Infantry, also see.

Cloar, J. H. T. - Died on November 25, 1861.

Cole, J. M. - Listed as deserted on June 3, 1862. Arrested by Confederate forces. Given extra duty as Teamster at Huntsville, Alabama in February and March 1863.

Cole, A. W. - Sent to hospital at Nashville, Tennessee sick on October 31, 1861. Enlisted in Company A, 12th Tennessee Cavalry.

Crenshaw, N. D. - Died in a Nashville hospital on January 15, 1862.

Day, E. - Left sick at Glasgow, Kentucky during Bragg's Kentucky Invasion. Captured at Gallatin, Tennessee on May 3, 1863. Sent to Ft. McHenry, Maryland. Exchanged. Shown on roll through October 1863.

Dickens, J. H. - Died in hospital at Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 14, 1863.

Dickerson, M. T. - Murdered at Shelbyville, Tennessee on March 6, 1862.

Dobbins, Foster D. - Left sick in hospital at Murfreesboro, Tennessee and was captured there on January 5, 1863. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio.

Dobbs, H. S. - Discharged with disability, sick on May 19, 1862.

Dutton, Wylie - Wounded in the top of his head by a shell fragment at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. His left side was paralyzed. Discharged with disability. Part of his skull was blown away, it was recorded that each heart beat could be seen pulsating from the top of his head.

Dorris, W. A. - Discharged as a non-conscript on July 30, 1862.

Etheridge, George W. - Detailed to Regimental Band. Discharged as a non-conscript on July 22, 1862.

Grantham, Louis - 5th Sergeant on May 2, 1862. Wounded at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862. Wounded at Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862. Captured in Sumner County, Tennessee on April 4, 1863. Sent to City Point, Virginia.

Gregory, A. - Discharged as a non-conscript on July 30, 1862.

Gregory, J. L. - Sent home, sick on October 12, 1861.

Gregory, William A. - Wounded at Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862, struck by mini ball in the left foot. Carried off battlefield by T. J. Moncrief. Left leg and hip perished. Left at Perryville, Kentucky when Bragg's troops retreated. Captured in Mercer County, Kentucky on July 23, 1863, trying to get back south. Sent to Fortress Monroe, Virginia. Exchanged. Detailed to hospital duty at Atlanta, Georgia, to meet all trains carrying sick and wounded that passed through Atlanta on way to hospitals. Paroled May 7, 1865. Residence ABC, Tennessee.

Harrell, R. F - Died on July 10, 1862.

Harrison, W. H. - Killed at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862.

Harshaw, Benjamin - Killed at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862.

Hibbett, A. J. - Spinal Meningitis at Bowling Green, Kentucky and discharged with disability in December 1861. Enlisted in Company E, Allison's Cavalry Squadron.

Henry, J. E. - Died on May 26, 1862.

Hill, J. C. - Absent. Dropped from roll on December 18, 1861.

Hill, Robert Gwinn- In battles at Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga and Atlanta, Georgia. Paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on April 16, 1865.

Hill, W. H. - Wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Died on May 13, 1862.

Holt, James S. - Sent to hospital at Nashville, Tennessee on December 10, 1861. No further record located.

House, M. P. - Absent. Dropped from roll on December 10, 1861.

Hunt, James Jones - Transferred to Company H, 2nd Tennessee Infantry on April 1, 1862, also see.

Hunt, J. W. - Wounded and captured at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Sent to Alton, Illinois. Exchanged on August 2, 1862. By reason of disability was detailed as a shoemaker in a government shoe factory at Macon, Georgia making uppers for shoes. Paroled at Macon, Georgia on May 16, 1865.

Hunter, D. L. - 3rd Corporal on March 3, 1862. 4th Sergeant on May 2, 1862. No further record located.

Hunter, Francis M. - 3rd Corporal on May 2, 1862. 1st Sergeant on February 1, 1864. Placed on invalid roll for disability. Paroled on April 26, 1865.

Johnson, Thomas P. - Corporal. Captured at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863. Sent to Rock Island, Illinois. Exchanged on December 6, 1863.

Jordan, William A. - Wounded severely at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on January 2, 1863. Died from wounds on January 12, 1863.

Kerley, D. W. - Discharged as a non-conscript on July 22, 1862.

Key, C. P. - Corporal. Discharged as a non-conscript on July 22, 1862.

Key, William T. - Discharged as a non-conscript on July 12, 1862. Enlisted in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, also see.

Livingston, J. F. - Absent, sick since February 22, 1862. No further record located.

Livingston, Robert N. - Wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 7, 1862. Mini ball struck gun, splintered and a piece struck his left eye. Discharged as a non-conscript on July 30, 1862, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Under age. Residence Fountain Head.

Martin, James F. - Discharged as a non-conscript on July 22, 1862. Enlisted in Napier's Cavalry Battalion.

McGee, Robert - Wounded and died at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862.

McNeeley, R. D. - Discharged as a non-conscript on July 12, 1862. No further located.

McWhirter, James S. - Wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Died from wounds on April 18, 1862.

Meador, W. J. - Sent to hospital on February 12, 1862. Enlisted in Company E, 21st Tennessee Infantry.

Moncrief, Thomas J. - In all battles of the regiment to Nashville where he was captured on December 16, 1864. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio.

Morris, James H. - Captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia on June 23, 1864. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio.

Morris, John W. - Captured at Nashville, Tennessee on December 15, 1864. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio.

Myrick, Russell - Discharged as a non-conscript on July 3, 1862. No further record located.

Neal, Wilson G. - Assistant Surgeon. Captured at Nashville, Tennessee on December 16, 1864. Sent to Camp Chase Ohio.

Neel, W. H. - Made Hospital Ward Master on January 11, 1862. Assistant Surgeon on December 20, 1862.

Overton, John W. - Discharged with disability on January 29, 1862 from Measles and Typhoid. Enlisted in Company E, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, also see. Residence Bransford, Tennessee.

Perry, S. M. - Listed in hospital at Nashville, Tennessee on February 12, 1862. No further record located. He was never paid.

Phelps, J. H. - Listed in hospital at Nashville, Tennessee on December 18, 1861. Dropped from roll. Never paid. Enlisted in Company H, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, also see.

Reddick, James P. - Wounded at Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862. Captured at Nashville, Tennessee on December 16, 1864. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio. Paroled on Oath March 11, 1865. Residence Bethpage, Tennessee.

Reeves, Richard C. - He carried the body of J. A. Simmons home from Camp Trousdale, Tennessee. Discharged as a non-conscript on July 20, 1862. Enlisted in Company I, 45th Tennessee Infantry.

Rice, T. P. - 2nd Sergeant on May 2, 1862. Left sick at Henderson, Mississippi during retreat from Corinth, Mississippi in June 1862.

Richardson, Jesse - Wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Discharged as a non-conscript on July 12, 1862. Enlisted in Company G, 25th Tennessee Infantry.

Roberts, Cyrus W. - Detailed to Quartermaster Service. Captured at Atlanta, Georgia on July 22, 1864. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio. Released after taking the Oath on February 4, 1865, by special order.

Sanford, James R. - Corporal on May 2, 1862. Detailed as waggoner. Left in charge of sick at Henderson, Mississippi during retreat from Corinth, Mississippi. Transferred to Company I, 2nd Tennessee Infantry in March 1862, also see.

Simmons, J. A. - Died at Camp Trousdale, near Richland Station, now Portland, Tennessee on December 12, 1861. Body carried home by Richard C. Reeves.

Sissom, James M. - Prior service in Company D, 7th Cavalry Battalion. Transferred to this company on July 3, 1862. Captured at Buck's Springs, Mississippi on April 7, 1863.

Smith, Samuel - Discharged at Camp Trousdale, near Portland, Tennessee on October 6, 1861.

Spradlin, A. L. - 2nd Lieutenant on May 2, 1862. Wounded at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862. Wounded at Jonesboro, Georgia on August 31, 1864, in left leg and left testicle.

Spradlin. J. B. - 3rd Sergeant on May 2, 1862. Detailed as Wagoner. Wounded at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862. Discharged with disability on April 8, 1863.

Stewart, J. J. - Captured on November 29, 1862. Nothing further located.

Stephens, James W. - Listed as deserted on June 3, 1862.

Templeton, Edmund J. - In battles at Shiloh, Tennessee; Perryville, Kentucky; Corinth, Mississippi; and Chickamauga, Georgia. Deserted and was captured by Union forces. He took the Oath. Residence Fountain Head, Tennessee.

Webb, Frank - Died in hospital at Columbus, Mississippi on July 3, 1862.

West, A. J. - Sent to hospital in Nashville, Tennessee on February 13, 1862. Listed as missing.

White, T. J. - Corporal. Pay stoppage of $9.00 for cartridge box and sixteen cartridges lost. Paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1, 1865.

Williams, Daniel G. - Corporal. Captured at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863. Sent to Rock Island, Illinois.

Wilson, John A. - Detached service in Post Commissary. Discharged with disability on May 6, 1862. Captured at Gallatin, Tennessee after discharge on November 15, l 862. Exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Wounded at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31, 1862, after he re-enlisted. Wounded at Jonesboro, Georgia on July 22, 1864. Had been elected Lieutenant Colonel of regiment succeeding Lieutenant Colonel Shannon, who had been commanding the company.

Wix, Robert - Transferred from Company K, 2nd Tennessee Infantry on April 1, 1862. Wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee on April 6, 1862. Sent to hospital at Columbus, Mississippi where he died from wounds on April 9, 1862. Having been transferred just in time to be killed.

Here in these individual records you see again the evils of the Non-Conscript Act passed by the Confederate Congress. It deprived the army of men already trained and battle tried. These men had volunteered of their own volition and numbers of them had already re-enlisted for the duration of the war. A number of them volunteered in other regiments later, they being then older and the conscript age had been lowered.

The Non-Conscript Act in conjunction of another law passed by The Confederate Congress releasing from military service all owners of twenty or more slaves greatly weakened the morale of the Confederate soldier. They now considered it "The Rich Man's War and the Poor Man's Fight".


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

Sumner County, Tennessee Genealogist Companion