Collins' Battalion, Tennessee

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

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

  • W. I. Floyd, Co. "A". Organized November 25, 1863. Became Co. "H", 18th Mississippi Cavalry Battalion.
  • Thomas I. Morris, Co. "B". Organized November 14, 1863. Became "H", 8th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment.
  • Captain Manning's Company disbanded February 1864, and men collected by a Captain Rodgers, assisted by Lieutenant Douglas of Manning's Company, and became 2nd Co. "F" McDonald's Battalion of 3rd (Forrest's Old') Regiment.
  • Jasper G. Wilbourne, Co. "F". Wilbourne resigned January, 1864 as 1st Lieutenant Co. "E", 1st Mississippi Infantry, stating that he had been elected Captain of Co. "F" of Collins' Regiment, which he had raised on the authority of Collins. The men were probably assigned as individuals to the 18th Mississippi Cavalry Battalion.

These are the only companies positively identified. The letter from General Chalmers mentioned Captain Perry's company as being in Collins' command. This was probably Captain J. R. Perry, of Co. "G" 18th Mississippi Cavalry Battalion, which was formed from members of two companies of Partisan Rangers in State Service.

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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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Tennesseans in the Civil War, COLLINS' TENNESSEE CAVALRY REGIMENT, (accessed 25 Apr 2012).