13th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 13th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry was organized at Jackson, Tennessee, in June, 1861. Few were included in the surrender on April 26, 1865.[1]

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 - Captains S.R. Brewer, F.H. Carter - "The Fayette Rifle Grays" - Men from Fayette County
  • Company B - Captains Joe L. Cranberry, Ben F. Lightle, William G. Mehane - "The Macon Grays" - Men from Fayette County
  • Company C - Captains John H. Morgan, E.W. Douglass, W.D. Harrison - "The Secession Guards" - Men from Shelby County
  • Company D - Captains John A. Wilkins, S.R. Brewer - "The Yorkville Rifles" - Men from Gibson County.
  • Company E - Captains  Alfred J. Vaughan, Jr., Beverly L. Dyer, Johna A. Moody - "ThevDixie Rifles" - Men from Fayette County
  • Company F - Captains John V. Wright, Dew Moore Wisdon, G.W. Churchwell - "The Wright Boys" - Men from McNairy County
  • Company G - Captains W.E. Winfield, C.D. Palmore, R.F. Lanier - "The Gain's Invincibles"  - Men from Fayette County
  • Company H - Captain Robert W. Pitman, Sylvester A. Munson - "The Yancey Riflemen" - Men from Fayette County
  • Company I - Captains G.L. Ross, William I. Crook, John R. Purdy - "The Forked Deer Vounteers" - Men from Henderson County, now Chester County
  • Company K - Captains Samuel L. Latta, Joseh Rucks Hibbitt, Ausburn D. Brown - "The Dyer Grays" - Men from Dyer County.
  • Company L - Captains C.B. Jones, Richard E. Moody - "The Zollicoffer Avengers."

Company information from, Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 28 Dec 2011).

Thirteenth Regiment

Company A (Fayette Rifles) Captain W. C. Burton - many men from Fayette County.

Company E (Captain W. C. Burton) - many men from Moscow Company G (Gaines Guards) Captain W. E. Wingfield - many men from LaGrange

Company C (Secession Guards) Captain J. H. Morgan - many men from Shelby County

  The information above is from Goodspeed History of Hamilton County, Knox County and Shelby County of Tennessee Vol.3.

Company H (Yancy Rifles) Captain R. W. Pitman - many men from Hickory Withe

Company D (Captain John A. Wilkins)- many men fromGibson County

 The information above is from The Goodspeed History of Tennessee, vol. 12.

Company L (Zollicoffer Avengers) Captain C. P. Jones

  The information above is from The Goodspeed Histories of Tennessee, vol 11

Company K (Captain Samuel R. Latta) - many men from Dyersburg, Dyer County

  The information above is from The Goodspeed Histories of Tennessee, vol. 12

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,900 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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, 1861-1865 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.
  • Ellis, Allen. Index to Samuel W. Scott and Samuel P. Angel's History of Thirteenth Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry United States of America. ([S.l.] : A.W. Ellis, [19--?]), FHL book 976.8 M22e
  • 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 and memorial rolls of the 13th Tennessee Infantry begin on page 313.
  • Vaughan, Alfred J., Personal record of the Thirteenth Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, Memphis Press of S.C. Toof & Co., 1897.   Online book at Internet Archive, (accessed 26 Feb 2012) and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL Fiche 6082684 and (Memphis, Tennessee : Frank and Gennie Myers ; Burke's Book Store, [1981?]), FHL book 976.8 M2v

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).