Parton's Company, Tennessee Cavalry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
"Men from blount and Knox Counties, under the command of Captain John I. Parton. Organized September 20th, 1862 at Knoxville, Tennessee. Formerly part of Hardy's Squadron, Escort to General John P. McCown. Assigned as Company L, 4th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment (Baxter Smith's) on August 1st, 1863." 
"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, Part 1 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.
- 4th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment (Baxter Smith's), (accessed 26 Apr 2012). Regimental history.