Crews' Battalion, Tennessee Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
"Organized early 1862; after Shiloh consolidated into one company which became Company 'F", 9th (also called 5th) Kentucky Infantry Regiment, transferred to 23rd (Newman's) Tennessee Infantry Battalion as Company "B", November, 1862. James M. Crews was authorized to raise a regiment of infantry to be called the 58th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, but failed to secure enough companies to make up a regiment, the organization having been attempted at Savannah, Hardin County, in January, 1862. Lieutenant Colonel Crews' service record shows the date of his election February 10, 1862. There are no muster rolls of the organization on file; the information given hereafter is from personal papers. " 
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. 
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 J. M. Flatt; 1st Lieutenant William W. McFall
- Company B - 2nd Lieutenants William J. Thomas, Peter Pack
- Company C - Captain W. H. Bradley; 1st Lieutenant E. Whitfield; 2nd Lieutenants G. W. Hudson, A. T. McDaniel
- Company D - 1st Lieutenant B. Parnell; 2nd Lieutenants W. J. McGee, Giles Holt
- Company E - Captain M. B. Brazelton; 1st Lieutenant William Bridges; 2nd Lieutenant William Parker
- Company F - Captain D. L. Ware; 1st Lieutenant G. W. Baines; 2nd Lieutenant J. F. Barnett and S. M. Houston,
- Company G - 1st Lieutenant W. J. Walker; 2nd Lieutenants T. D. Mathews, M. L. Haley
The information for these companies comes from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 29 Dec 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 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, Crews' Tennessee Infantry Battalion, (accessed 29 Dec 2011). A brief history.
- Civil War Pages Banner Exchange, Crews' Tennessee Infantry Battalion, (accessed 29 Dec 2011). A brief history and roster.
- Shiloh Discussion Group, The Tennessee Infantry Regiment That Wasn't, (accessed 29 Dec 2011).
- fold3$, Crew's Battalion, Infantry and Detailed Conscripts Tennessee, (accessed 25 Apr 2012). Unit information and rosters.