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3rd Battalion, Tennessee Infantry (Memphis Battalion), Local Defense (Confederate)

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3rd Battalion, Tennessee Infantry (Memphis Battalion), Local Defense (Confederate)


Brief History[edit | edit source]

"This organization was mustered into service at Memphis, March 12, 1862, for one year for local defense and special service in the City of Memphis. Adjutant and Inspector General's Office rosters show it was officially recognized as the 3rd Tennessee Infantry Battalion, but it was known as the Memphis Battalion."[1]

The book "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.[2]

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 John B. Weld
  • Company B - Captain J.H. Humphreys
  • Company C - Captain John T. Bagbie
  • Company D - Captain John G. Flournoy
  • Company E - Captain E.C. Kirk
  • Company F - Captain F.W. Buttinghaus
  • Company G - Captain P.H. Hemrich

The information for the companies listed is from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 18 Nov 2011).

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 558 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tennesseans in the Civil War, 3rd (Memphis) Tennessee Infantry Battalion, (accessed 18 Nov 2011).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).