Allison's Squadron, Tennessee Cavalry

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Allison's Squadron, Tennessee Cavalry


Brief History[edit | edit source]

"Date of organization not known, probably March, 1863; in Lieutenant General Wade Hampton's Cavalry Corps April 9, 1865."  [1]

"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.

  • John H. Allison, Co. "A". Enrolled during October and November 1862.
  • J. S. Reece, Co. "B". Enrolled during October and November 1862.
  • Robert V. Wright, Co. "C". Enrolled during February and March 1863.
  • John H. Allison's service record shows he was promoted to captain August 17, 1863.   [3]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 391 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, [1], (accessed 31 Dec 2011).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Tennesseans in the Civil War, [2], (accessed 31 Dec 2011).