1st Regiment, Tennessee Heavy Artillery (Jackson's) (Confederate)

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1st Regiment, Tennessee Heavy Artillery (Jackson's) (Confederate)

Brief History[edit | edit source]

This regiment was organized at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, in May, 1862. It was captured on July 4, 1863. After being exchanged in December, it moved to Fort Morgan, Alabama, during April, 1864.[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 - Captain J.D. Upton - Upton's Battery
  • Company B - Captain Paul T. Dismukes - McCown Guards
  • Company C - Captain H.J. Maley - Men from Tipton County.
  • Company D - Captain James A. Wiggs - Organized at Memphis.
  • Company E - Captains Edmund W. Bucker, John T. Postlethwaite - The Stewart Invincibles
  • Company F - Captain Andrew Jackson, Jr. (promoted to colonel), Captain C.H. Braun - Organized at Memphis.
  • Company G - Captain A.Y. Partee
  • Company H - Captain Frederick W. Hoadley (to major), William P. Parks - The Arkansas Battery
  • Company I - Captain H. T. Norman
  • Company K -  Captain William L.. Neyland - The Pillow Flying Artillery
  • Company L - Captain T. N. Johnston

The information about the companies is from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 18 Nov 2011).  The first captain of each company is named.  This regiment was reoganized after heavy bombardment.

Company D (Captain J. D. Upton) - many men from Lake County

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

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,519 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, Part 1 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.
  • Tennessee 1st Artillery Regiment, (accessed 3 Sep 2011).  The War for Southern Independence.  Organization, partial roster and research books available for purchase.
  • 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.   Memorial rolls for First Tennessee Heavy Artillery starts on page 869.  Memorial rolls for Jackson's Battery starts on page 877.

References[edit | edit source]

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