2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby's) (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was formed by consolidating the 4th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry (Branner's) and the 5th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry (McClellan's) in May, 1862. Only a few surrendered with the Army of Tennessee
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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 - Men mostly from Bradley County with some from Polk County.
- Company B - Men from Knox County, Union County, and Claiborne County.
- Company C - Men from Hawkins County and Hancock County.
- Company D - Men from Knox County, Union County and Claiborne County.
- Company E -
- Company F - Men from Bledsoe County.
- Company G -
- Company H - "The Lookout Rangers" - Men from Hamilton County.
- Company I - "The Peck Light Dragoons" - Men from Jefferson County and Knox County.
- Company K - Men from Blount County.
Company A ( Captain John Kuhn)
Company B (Captain John Rogers)
Company C (Captain William Ford)
Company D (Captain Owens)
Company E (Captain William E. Smith)
Company F (Captain Stone)
Company G (Captain Clark)
Company I (Captain N. C. Langford)
Company K (Captain Gillespie)
The information above is from Goodspeed's History of Hamilton, Knox and Shelby Counties of Tennessee Vol. 3.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- 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. Memorial rolls of the 2nd Tennessee Cavalry begin on page 625.
- Hancock, Richard R., Hancock's Diary: Or, A History of the Second Tennessee Confederate Cavalry, Nashville, Tenn., Brandon printing co. 1887. Online book at Internet Archive, (accessed 26 Feb 2012) and Google Book, (accessed 26 Feb 2012).
- Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 22 Oct 2011).
- American Civil War Pictures & Photos, Colonel Henry Ashby, (accessed 18 Nov 2011).
- The War for Southern Independence Tennessee, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Ashby's), (accessed 23 Dec 2011). Historical notes, officers and assignments listed.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).