15th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 15th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry was assembled at Oxford, Mississippi, in February, 1864. In 1865, the regiment was ordered to Alabama where it surrendered in May. The 20th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Russell's) was known and mustered in the field as the 15th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry. 
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.
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.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).