4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (McLemore's) (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was originally called 3rd Regiment, completed its organization at Camp Robertson, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, in May, 1862. It was included in the surrender on April 26. 
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.
"The men were from the counties of Wilson County, Marshall County, Bedford County, Rutherford County, Smith County, Marion County, Coffee County, and Franklin County." Tennessee 4th (Stanes'-McLemore's) Cavalry Regiment, The War for Southern Independence Tennessee, (accessed 18 Nov 2011). Historical notes, officers and assignments.
Fourth Regiment of Tennessee Cavalry
Company B (Captain John R. Davis) - many men from Wilson County.
Company C (Captain Phillips) - many men from Wilson County.
Company G (Captain Sam Thompson) - many men from Wilson County.
The information above is from Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, Vol. 8.
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, Part 1 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.
- The War for Southern Independence Tennessee, 4th Cavalry Regiment, (accessed 23 Dec 2011). Historical notes, officers, assignments.
- Confederate Military Rosters Online, Starnes/McLemore 4th Tennessee Cavalry, (accessed 26 Feb 2012). Inspection Report, Company E,List of Discharged, Died, Deserted, Captured. Transcribed by Theodore Urbanski.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).