Burrough's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery (Rhett Artillery)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
Burroughs' Battery Tennessee Light Artillery was organized in Knoxville on May 28, 1861 as Company C, 4th Tennessee Infantry (Provisional Army).
Burrough's Battery was one of the first companies organized, an East Tennessee command, which fought for almost four years in the East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia theatre, and served throughout the war under the same captain, -an unusual record.
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. 
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.
- Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 3 Sep 2011). Hosted by TennGenWeb. This site contains a brief history.
- Burrough's Battery Tennessee Light Artillery, (accessed 3 Sep 2011). This is a site for a reenactment group.
- Burrough's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery, (accessed 3 Sep 2011). This site has three books available for purchase which include information on this unit.
- New River Notes, Captain William H. Burroughs' Tennessee Light Artillery Company, (accessed 3 Sep 2011). This site contains a brief history.
- 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 ($); Internet Archive. Memorial rolls for Burrough's Battery found on page 871 and 876.
- fold3$, Capt Browne's Co, Light Artillery AND Capt Burrough's Co, Light Artillery (Rhett Artillery) AND Caruther's Battery, Heavy Artillery AND Capt Fisher's Co, Artillery (Nelson Artillery), (accessed 26 Apr 2012). Unit information and rosters.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).