7th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (Bennett's) (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was organized at Camp Jim Davis, Macon County, Tennessee, in November, 1861, with six companies. In June, 1862, it merged into Barteau's 2nd Tennessee Cavalry which later became 22nd (Barteau's) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. 
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 Baxter Smith, Henry B. Boude - Men from Sumner or Trousdale County.
- Company B - Captain Christopher L. Bennett - Men from Sumner or Trousdale County.
- Company C - Captain Edward P. Tyree - Men from Castalian Springs, Sumner County.
- Company D - Captain Micajah Griffin - Men from Sumner County.
- Company E - Captain Adolphus B. Cates - Men from Smith County.
- Company F - Captain Joseph T.E. Odom - Men from Sumner or Trousdale County.
The information about the companies is from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 19 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, 1861-1865 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.
- Confederate Military Rosters Online, 7th Cavalry Battalion, (Bennett's Battalion), (accessed 26 Feb 2012). Transcribed by Linda Rives, extracted fromHancock's Diary or A History of the Second Tennessee Confederate Cavalry, published in 1887. Links to military history and company rolls.
- 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 fiche 6082669
- 7th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion, Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 19 Nov 2011). Brief history and organization.
- The 7th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion, Sumter County, Tennessee in the Civil War, by Edwin L. Ferguson, (accessed 2 January 2019). Companies A and B.
- Muster Roll for Company E, 7th Cavalry Battalion, (accessed 19 Nov 2011).
- The 7th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion, Muster Roll for Company F, Later known officially as Company G, 22nd Tennessee Cavalry, (accessed 29 Dec 2011).
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).