2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
"On the 7th of June, 1862, at Fulton, Miss., the 1st Battalion of Tennessee Cavalry, consisting of five companies, and the 8th Battalion, of seven companies, were consolidated, and formed the Second Regiment of Tennessee Cavalry, and reenlisted for the war." Paroled 10 May 1865 in Gainesvile, Alabama.
The book "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. 
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 N. Oswell
- Company B - Captain T.B. Underwood
- Company C - Captain M.W. McKnight
- Company D - Captain W.T. Rickman
- Company E - Captain W.A. DeBow
- Company F - Captain John A. Brinkley
- Company G - Captain Thos. Puryear
- Company H - Captain B. Edwards
- Company I - Captain S.W. Reeves
- Company K - Captain O.B. Farris
The information about the companies comes from The Military Annals of Tennessee: Confederate, First Series; Embracing a Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, page 611, by John B. Lindsley. Compiled from Original and Official Sources. (1886. Reprint. Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Co., 1974), (accessed 18 Nov 2011).
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.
- Hancock, Richard Ramsey. Hancock's diary, or, A history of the Second Tennessee Confederate Cavalry : with sketches of First and Seventh battalions also, portraits and biographical sketches. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL book fiche 6082669
- Hays, Sallie. Weakley County, Tennessee miscellaneous records : James C. Harrell's civil war diary, history of Weakley County, cemetery records, muster rolls of 2nd regiment of Tennessee cavalry, and Company H and I. (Signal Mountain, Tennessee : Mountain Press, 1996), FHL book 976.824 H2h
- 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 2nd Tennessee Cavalry begin on page 611.
- Lundquist, John H. 2nd Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, 1862-1865 : a roster of those who served in the regiment, 1862-1865. ([Minneapolis, Minnesota] : J. Lundquist, c1997), FHL book 976.8 M2Ljt
- McCammon, Charles S. Loyal Mountain Troopers , the Second and Third Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry in the Civil War : reminiscences of Lieutenant John W. Andes and Major Will A. McTeer. (Maryville, Tennessee : Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society, c1992), FHL book 976.8 M29m
References[edit | edit source]
- Lindsley, John B. The Military Annals of Tennessee: Confederate, Series; Embracing a Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, p. 611, Compiled from Original and Official Sources. 1886. Reprint. Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Co., 1974, Internet Archives, (accessed 18 Nov 2011).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).