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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== 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>  
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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, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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*The Civil War&nbsp;Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/untncav.htm#1stcav 1st Regiment Cavalry], (accessed 7 November 2012).<br>
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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*Company B – [[Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton County]]  
 
*Company B – [[Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton County]]  
 
*Company C - [[McMinn County, Tennessee|McMinn County]]  
 
*Company C - [[McMinn County, Tennessee|McMinn County]]  
*Company D – [[Rhea County, Tennessee|Rhea]] and [[Bledsoe County, Tennessee|Bledsoe Counties]]  
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*Company D – [[Rhea County, Tennessee|Rhea County]] and [[Bledsoe County, Tennessee|Bledsoe Counties]]  
*Company E – [[Union County, Tennessee|Union]] and [[Knox County, Tennessee|Knox Counties]]  
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*Company E – [[Union County, Tennessee|Union County]] and [[Knox County, Tennessee|Knox Counties]]  
 
*Company F – [[Claiborne County, Tennessee|Claiborne County]]  
 
*Company F – [[Claiborne County, Tennessee|Claiborne County]]  
 
*Company G – [[Blount County, Tennessee|Blount County]]  
 
*Company G – [[Blount County, Tennessee|Blount County]]  
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*Company K- [[Jefferson County, Tennessee|Jefferson County]]  
 
*Company K- [[Jefferson County, Tennessee|Jefferson County]]  
 
*Company L – [[Claiborne County, Tennessee|Claiborne County]]  
 
*Company L – [[Claiborne County, Tennessee|Claiborne County]]  
*Company M – [[Washington County, Tennessee|Washington]], [[Sullivan County, Tennessee|Sullivan]] and [[Carter County, Tennessee|Carter Counties]]
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*Company M – [[Washington County, Tennessee|Washington County]], [[Sullivan County, Tennessee|Sullivan County]] and [[Carter County, Tennessee|Carter County]]
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The information about the counties is from [http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/csacav/csa1carter.html Tennesseans in the Civil War], (accessed 18 November 2011).
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Company A (Captain Keys - many men from [[Rhea County, Tennessee|Rhea County]]
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Company B (Captain J. B. King) - many men from [[Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton County]]
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Company C (Captain Richard Vandyke) - many men from [[McMinn County, Tennessee|McMinn County]] and [[Monroe County, Tennessee|Monroe County]]
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Company D ( Captain Greer) - many men from [[Rhea County, Tennessee|Rhea County and]] [[Roane County, Tennessee|Roane County]]
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Company E ( Captain John Jarnagin) - many men from [[Knox County, Tennessee|Knox County]]
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Company F (Captain Frank Fulkerson) - many men from [[Claiborne County, Tennessee|Claiborne County]]  
  
The information about the counties is from [http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/csacav/csa1carter.html Tennesseans in the Civil War], (accessed 18 Nov 2011).
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Company G (Captain Wiggs) - many men from [[Blount County, Tennessee|Blount County]]
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Company H (Captain Neff) - many men from [[Jefferson County, Tennessee|Jefferson County]]
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Company I (Captain William Wallace) - many men from [[Blount County, Tennessee|Blount County]]
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Company K (Captain Richard Swearinger) - many men from
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Company L (Captain Blackburn) - many men from [[Claiborne County, Tennessee|Claiborne County]]
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Company M (Captain Ed Gammon) - many men from [[Washington County, Tennessee|Washington County]]
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The information above is from ''Goodspeed's History of [[Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton County]], [[Knox County, Tennessee|Knox County&nbsp;&nbsp;and]] [[Shelby County, Tennessee|Shelby County 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)
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,504 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CTN0001RC01 Roster].
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== 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&nbsp;'Tennessee in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below). <br>
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*[[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&nbsp;'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. <br>
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*National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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.
 
*[[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.
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*[http://www.researchonline.net/tncw/unit5.htm Tennessee 1st Cavalry Regiment (Carter's), ](accessed 3 Sep 2011).&nbsp; Organization, research books for purchase.
 
*[http://www.researchonline.net/tncw/unit5.htm Tennessee 1st Cavalry Regiment (Carter's), ](accessed 3 Sep 2011).&nbsp; Organization, research books for purchase.
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*William Randolph Carter, ''History of the First regiment of Tennessee volunteer cavalry in the great war of the rebellion, ''(Knoxville, Tenn: Gaut-Ogden Co., Printers and Binddres, 1902), (accessed 23 Dec 2011).&nbsp; Online Book at [http://books.google.com/ebooks/reader?id=sRxCAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader Google books], (accessed 26 Feb 2012)&nbsp; also available at [http://www.archive.org/stream/firstregiment00cartrich#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive], (accessed 26 Feb 2012).
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Latest revision as of 10:48, 6 February 2018

1st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Carter's) (Confederate)


Brief History[edit | edit source]

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.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

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.

The information about the counties is from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 18 November 2011).

Company A (Captain Keys - many men from Rhea County

Company B (Captain J. B. King) - many men from Hamilton County

Company C (Captain Richard Vandyke) - many men from McMinn County and Monroe County

Company D ( Captain Greer) - many men from Rhea County and Roane County

Company E ( Captain John Jarnagin) - many men from Knox County

Company F (Captain Frank Fulkerson) - many men from Claiborne County

Company G (Captain Wiggs) - many men from Blount County

Company H (Captain Neff) - many men from Jefferson County

Company I (Captain William Wallace) - many men from Blount County

Company K (Captain Richard Swearinger) - many men from

Company L (Captain Blackburn) - many men from Claiborne County

Company M (Captain Ed Gammon) - many men from Washington County

The information above is from Goodspeed's History of Hamilton County, Knox County  and Shelby County of Tennessee Vol. 3, Nashville, Tennessee: C. and R. Elder Booksellers, 1974. Digital version: FamilySearch Books (accessed 9 October 2012)

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,504 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 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.
  • Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 3 Sep 2011).  Brief history with company information and county links.  A photocopy of the original is also available online, (accessed 3 Sep 2011).
  • William Randolph Carter, History of the First regiment of Tennessee volunteer cavalry in the great war of the rebellion, (Knoxville, Tenn: Gaut-Ogden Co., Printers and Binddres, 1902), (accessed 23 Dec 2011).  Online Book at Google books, (accessed 26 Feb 2012)  also available at Internet Archive, (accessed 26 Feb 2012).

References[edit | edit source]

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