10th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Union)

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10th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Union)


Brief History[edit | edit source]

10th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry was organized at Nashville, Tenn., May to August, 1862. It mustered out June 23, 1865. [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.

  • Company A
  • Company B - Men from 3rd Congressional District.
  • Company C - Men from 3rd District, mainly from McMinn County.
  • Company D - Men from McMinn and Hamilton Counties.
  • Company E - Men from Meigs and Bradley Counties.
  • Company F - Men mostly from other states; some from first five Tennessee congressional districts.
  • Company G - Men from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Districts; mainly Bradley County.
  • Company H - Men mostly from other states, with some from the 3rd District.
  • Company I - Men from McMinn and Bradley Counties.
  • Company K - Men from 3rd District and other states.
  • Company L - Only 41 men. Never fully organized. About a third of the men from 3rd District, balance from other states.
  • Company M - Never fully organized. Only 61 men.  [2]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,473 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.
  • Wright, General Marcus J., Tennessee in the War 1861-1865, (Ambrose Lee Publishing Company, Williamsbridge, New York City, 1908), Online book at Internet Archive. Roster of the volunteer force in the United States army from Tennessee. Roster of officers is given as it stood on the day of the muster out. Infantry - The Tenth Regiment begins on page 198.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Tennesseans in the Civil War, 10th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment,U.S.A., (accessed 18 Jan 2012).