11th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (Gordon's)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment also called the 10th was organized in January, 1862. Later the battalion merged into the 6th Tennessee 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 James T. Wheeler - Men from Giles County.
- Company B - Captain William W. Gordon (to lieutenant colonel), W.H. Abernathy - Men from Giles County.
- Company C - Captain Edward E. Buchanan - "The Barron Guards" - Men from Davidson County.
- Company D - Captain Edward L. Ensley - Men from Davidson County.
- Company E - Captain William W. Roundtree - Men from Davidson County.
- Company F - Captain Martin B. Foutch - Men from DeKalb County and Smith County.
The information about the counties is from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 18 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 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 B. 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. 1886. Reprint. Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Co., 1974. (Family History Library book 976.8 M2L.) Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive. A brief history of the First Tennessee Cavalry, including the Eleventh Tennessee Battalion starts on page 884.
- 11th (Gordon's) Tennessee Cavalry Battalion, Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 19 Nov 2011). Brief history and organization.
- Giles County, 11th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion, (accessed 26 Feb 2012). A brief history, partial rosters.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).