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The information on the companies comes from [http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/csainf/csain16.htm Tennesseans in the Civil War,] (accessed 28 Dec 2011).<br>Sixteenth Regiment organized at Manchester early 1861  
 
The information on the companies comes from [http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/csainf/csain16.htm Tennesseans in the Civil War,] (accessed 28 Dec 2011).<br>Sixteenth Regiment organized at Manchester early 1861  
  
*Company E (Captain C. C. Brewer) - many men from Coffee County
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*Company E (Captain C. C. Brewer) - many men from [[Coffee_County,_Tennessee|Coffee County]]
  
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; at reorganization changed to Company B (Captain J. H. L. Duncan)<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The information above is from ''Goodspeed Histories'', vol. 4.
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; at reorganization changed to Company B (Captain J. H. L. Duncan)<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The information above is from ''Goodspeed Histories'', vol. 4.

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

This regiment was organized in June, 1861, at Camp Harris, Tennessee. The unit surrendered on April 26, 1865 at Chickamauga. [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 L.N. Savage, Gid L. Talley - Men from Smithville, DeKalb County.
  • Company B - Captains C.C. Brewer, J.H.L. Duncan, E.W. Walker - Men from Manchester, Coffee County.  Some from Grundy County.
  • Company C - Captains David M. Donnell, D.C. Spurlock, J.L. Thompson - Men from Warren County.
  • Company D - Captain P. H. Coffee, John G. Lambuth, F.M. York - Men from Warren County.
  • Company E - Captains Thomas B. Murray, J.J. Womack, J.K.P. Webb - Men from Warren County.
  • Company F - Captains H.H. Dillard, John B. Vance, W.W. Baldwin, F.M. Amonet - "The Highlanders" - Men from Putnam County.
  • Company G - Captains P.C. Shields, A.T. Fisher, Adrian Fiske - Men from White and DeKalb Counties.
  • Company H - Captains L. H. Meadows, W.G. Etter, James M. Parks - Men from Irving College, Warren County.
  • Company I - Captains Harman York, Ben Randals, James Worthington - Men from Van Buren County.
  • Company K -Captains Daniel T. Brown, William D. Turlington - formerly Company C -  "The Highlanders" - Men from Sparta, White County

The information on the companies comes from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 28 Dec 2011).
Sixteenth Regiment organized at Manchester early 1861

       at reorganization changed to Company B (Captain J. H. L. Duncan)
            The information above is from Goodspeed Histories, vol. 4.

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 and memorial rolls of the 16th Tennessee Infantry begin on page 335.
  • Head, Thomas A., Campaigns and battles of the Sixteenth Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers, in the war between the states, with incidental sketches of the part performed by other Tennessee troops in the same war. 1861-1865, Nashville, Tenn. : Cumberland Presbyterian publishing house (1885).  Online book at Internet Archive, (accessed 26 Feb 2012).
  • 16th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Sometimes called The Mountain Regiment or the 1st Mountain Regiment), (accessed 28 Dec 2011).  This site includes a brief history, timeline, illustrations, battle flags, etc.
  • Confederate Military Rosters Online, 16th Tennessee Infantry, (accessed 26 Feb 2012).   Transcribed by Linda Rives,  extracted from "Campaigns and Battles of the Sixteenth Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers".  Published in 1885.
  • 16TH TENNESSEE REGIMENT MEMORIAL MONUMENT, (accessed 26 Feb 2012).  IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE 16THTENN. REGT. C.S.A. KILLED IN BATTLE WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HEREON.
    ERECTED BY THEIR COLONEL JOHN H. SAVAGE. 1904.

References[edit | edit source]

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