10th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (DeMoss')
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 10th Cavalry Regiment was organized in February, 1863, by consolidating Cox's and Napier's Tennessee Cavalry Battalions. The unit ended the war in Alabama and surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. 
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 W.H. Bass - Men from Perry County and Humphreys County.
- Company B - Captain William H. Lewis - Men from Perry County.
- Company C - Captain Willis H. Whitwell - Men from Decatur County and Hickman County.
- Company D - Captain William I. Robinson - Men from Davidson County.
- Company E - Captain John Minor, Charles W. Tyler, Harmon F. Johnson - From Montgomery County.
- Company F - Captain W.W. Hobbs - Men from Humphreys County.
- Company G - Captain Thomas S. Easley, W.G. McAuley - Men from Hickman County.
- Company H - Captain B.G. Rickman - Men from Perry County.
- Company I - Captain D.F. Alexander, Thomas L. Fletcher - Many men from Henry County.
- Company K - Captain S.D.H. Whitfield - Men from Humphreys County and Perry County.
- 2nd Company K - Captain J.B. Algre, T.M. Hutchison (or Hutchinson)(Hutcherson) - Some men from Henry County.
- Company L - Captain John Huggans -
- 2nd Company A - Captain S.D.H. Whitfield, W.I. Halt
- 2nd Company I - Captain Thomas L. Fletcher
The information about the companies is fromTennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 19 Nov 2011).
Company A (Captain Bass) - many men from Perry County
Company B (Captain Elisha Stephens) - many men from Perry County
Company C (Captain W. H. Whitwell) - many men from Perry County
Company H (Captain B. G. Rickman - many men from Perry County
The information above is from The Goodspeed Histories, Vol. 9.
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 Berrien, 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, (Nashville: J.M. Lindsley & Co. Publishers; 1886).Online at Internet Archive, (accessed 3 Sep 2011). A brief history of the Tenth Tennessee Cavalry begins on page 682.
- 10th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 19 Nov 2011). Brief history and organization.
- Tennessee 10th Cavalry Regiment (DeMoss), The War for Southern Independence Tennessee, (accessed 19 Nov 2011). Organization, officers and assignments.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).