''[[United States of America| United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Tennessee|Tennessee]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Tennessee Military Records|Tennessee Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Tennessee in the Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]1st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Carter's) ''
=== Brief History ===
This regiment was organized in November, 1862, using the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. This company was active in the Vicksburg Campaign and was captured July, 1863. By exchanged, it was attached to Waul's Texas Legion, then returned to the regiment. It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.<ref>National Park Service, [
http://www .itd.nps.gov/ cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
*Company B – [[Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton County]]
*Company C - [[McMinn County, Tennessee|McMinn County]]
*Company D – [[Rhea County, Tennessee|Rhea]] and [[Bledsoe County, Tennessee|Bledsoe Counties]] *Company E – [[Union County, Tennessee|Union]] and [[Knox County, Tennessee|Knox Counties]]
*Company F – [[Claiborne County, Tennessee|Claiborne County]]
*Company G – [[Blount County, Tennessee|Blount County]]
*Company K- [[Jefferson County, Tennessee|Jefferson County]]
*Company L – [[Claiborne County, Tennessee|Claiborne County]]
*Company M – [[Washington County, Tennessee|Washington]], [[Sullivan County, Tennessee|Sullivan]] and [[Carter County, Tennessee|Carter
The information about the counties is from [http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/csacav/csa1carter.html Tennesseans in the Civil War], (accessed 18 November 2011).
Company A (Captain Keys - many men from [[
Rhea_County, _Tennessee|Rhea County]]
B (Captain J. B. King) - many men from Hamilton County
C (Captain Richard Vandyke) - many men from [[ McMinn_County, _Tennessee| McMinn]] and Monroe Counties
D ( Captain Greer) - many men from [[ Rhea_County, _Tennessee| Rhea ]] and [[Roane_County,_Tennessee|Roane ]]Counties
E ( Captain John Jarnagin) - many men from [[ Knox_County, _Tennessee| Knox County]]
F (Captain Frank Fulkerson) - many men from [[ Claiborne_County, _Tennessee| Claiborne County]]
G (Captain Wiggs) - many men from [[ Blount_County, _Tennessee| Blount County]]
H (Captain Neff) - many men from Jefferson County
I (Captain William Wallace) - many men from [[Blount_County,_Tennessee|Blount County]]
K (Captain Richard Swearinger) - many men from Jefferson County
L (Captain Blackburn) - many men from [[ Claiborne_County, _Tennessee| Claiborne County]]
Company M ( Captain Ed Gammon) - many men from Washington County
information above is from ''Goodspeed's History of Hamilton, Knox and Shelby Counties of Tennessee ''Vol. 3, Nashville, Tennessee: C. and R. Elder Booksellers, 1974. Digital version: [ https://www. familysearch. org/search /catalog/show? uri= http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F56203 FamilySearch Books] (accessed 9 October 2012)
=== Other Sources ===
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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, [
http://www .itd.nps.gov/ cwss/ 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|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.