4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Murray's) (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was organized in August, 1862, using Spiller's Tennessee Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus.On January 23, 1863, it disbanded. Four companies transferred to Baxter Smith's 8th Cavalry, four to the 22nd Infantry Regiment, and two to the 1st Confederate Cavalry Regiment
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 - Captain George W. Carter
- Company B - Captain M.A. Christian
- Company C - Captain Cyrus H. Ingles - Men from Sullivan County.
- Company D - Captain J.M. McMillan, J.J. Amonett - "Brown Rangers"
- Company E - Captain R.J.C. Gailbreath - from Smith County and Jackson County.
- Company F - Captain Willis Scott Bledsoe, R.H. Bledsoe - Men from Fentress County.
- Company G - Captain Ephraim Hixson
- Company H - Captain Francis Cunningham - Men from Smith County.
- Company I - Captain Samuel H. Glover
- Company K - Captain Oliver P. Schoolfield
The information about the companies is from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 19 Nov 2011).
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.
- 4th (Murray's) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Historical Sketch and Roster Of The Tennessee 4th Cavalry Regiment (Murray's)
- 8th (Baxter Smith's) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 19 Nov 2011). Four companies went to Baxter Smith's 8th Cavalry after Murray's 4th disbanded.
- TNGenes Genealogy, 4th Murray's Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, (accessed 23 Dec 2011). Rosters, Field Officers, Captains, Rosters.
- 4th (Murray's) Cavalry Tennesseans in the Civil War: A Military History of Confederate and Union Units with Available Rosters of Personnel
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).