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2nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Walker's) (Irish Regiment) (Confederate)

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2nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Walker's) (Irish Regiment) (Confederate)


Brief History[edit | edit source]

This regiment was comprised of men from Memphis, Tennessee, and completed its organization at that city in May, 1861. The unit was later consolidated into four companies and merged into Smith's 5th Confederate Infantry Regiment.[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 F.A. Strockey, L.D. Greenlaw
  • Company B - Captain James A. Ashford, William P. Triplett
  • Company C - Captain Charles E. Cossett
  • Company D - Captain E. Marshall
  • Company E - Captain Edwin Ethel Porter, John Wilkerson
  • Company F - Captain Samuel Vance, John Fitzgerald
  • Company G - Captain J. Welby Armstrong
  • Company H - Captain R.E. Chew
  • Company I - Captain John L. Saffanans
  • Company K - Captain Thomas Stokes

The information about the companies comes from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 18 Nov 2011).

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,190 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.
  • 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 of the 5th Confederate starts on page 146.  A brief history and memorial rolls of the 2nd Tennessee Infantry begins on page 173.

References[edit | edit source]

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