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McCann's Squadron, Tennessee Cavalry

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McCann's Squadron, Tennessee Cavalry

Brief History[edit | edit source]

"J. Richard McCann, Duke Cox, Co. "K".  Men from Middle Tennessee, mostly Davidson and Rutherford Counties.

A letter from Felix H. Blackman, dated September 25, 1902, stated that he was formerly an officer in the 1st (McNairy's) Cavalry Battalion, and was left as a supernumerary officer when this battalion was consolidated with the 7th Battalion to form the 22nd (Barteau's) Regiment. He secured a commission as captain from Brigadier General Sterling Price, with authoritv to recruit a company, and came back to Tennessee and organized a company of cavalry which served with Major Dick McCann as McCann's Squadron until after the Battle of Nlurfreesboro on December 31, 1862. He stated that McCann's commission had been obtained from Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan, and that both companies went with General Morgan on the Ohio raid, where he (Blackman) was captured, and not released until June, 1865." 

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"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. [2]


Other Sources
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  • 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tennesseans in the Civil War, 9th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, (accessed 25 Apr 2012).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).