Tennessee Civil War Confederate Artillery Units

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Tennessee Civil War Confederate Artillery Units

The information in this list of Tennessee Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site (CWSS). This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.

Units 1st through 13th[edit | edit source]

Units A through F[edit | edit source]

  • Baxter's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery
    Was organized at Camp Harris, Nashville, Tennessee, in May, 1861.
    During February, 1864, there were 77 men present for duty, and the company was included in the surrender of the Army of Tennessee.

Units H through P[edit | edit source]

  • Lynch's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery
    Was organized at New Market, Jefferson County, Tennessee, in December, 1861.
    Many of the men were killed, wounded, or captured at Marion, Virginia, and the remaining few disbanded at Christiansburg, Virginia, on April 12, 1865.
  • Marshall's Company, Tennessee Artillery (Steuben Artillery)
    Was mustered into Confederate service at New Madrid, Missouri, in August, 1861.
    In May 1863, it contained 79 effectives, lost 7 killed, 16 wounded, and 17 captured at Chickamauga, and totalled 60 men in December, 1863, and 83 in April, 1864.
  • McClung's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery
    Was organized during the fall of 1861 and mustered into Confederate service at Knoxville, Tennessee.
    Most of the command was captured at Morristown on October 28. The 17 men who escaped reported to Captain Lynch's Battery which disbanded in April, 1865, at Christiansburg, Virginia.

Units R through Z[edit | edit source]

  • Rice's Battery, Tennessee Light Artillery
    Was organized at Memphis, Tennessee, in May, 1861,
    On May 4, 1865, it was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. However, some of its members had been transferred to Morton's Battery in Mississippi and 9 men surrendered with that unit.
  • Stewart's Company, Tennessee Artillery
    Organized August, 1861. Some of the men were from Hardeman County.
    It was stationed at Columbus, Kentucky, then served at Fort Thompson near New Madrid. This position was attacked on March 13, 1862, its guns were lost, and the company disbanded. Captain John W. Stewart was in command.
  • Tobin's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery (Memphis Light Battery)
    Williams'-Hoxton's-Tobin's Battery [also called Memphis Light Artillery] completed its organization in July, 1861, at Memphis, Tennessee. It was active in the Vicksburg operations and captured on July 4, 1863. Exchanged in October, its 28 men were sent to Mobile. Here the unit served until the end of the war. It was included in the surrender on May 4, 1865. Its commanders were Captains L. Hoxton, Thomas F. Tobin, and W. Orton Williams.
  • Weller's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery
    Taylor's-Stankiewicz's-Weller's Battery [also called Rock City Artillery] was organized at Nashville, Tennessee, during the summer of 1861. Although the company was mustered into Confederate service as light artillery, it appears to have always manned the heavy guns. One section was stationed at Fort Henry, Tennessee, and another at Fort Heiman, Kentucky. The section at Fort Henry was captured, and the men at Fort Heiman withdrew to Fort Donelson and were subsequently captured when it fell. After being exchanged, it was assigned to the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, ordered to Port Hudson, and captured in July, 1863. Again exchanged, the unit served as infantry, then as light artillery, and in January, 1864, merged into the 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery Regiment. Its captains were Peter Stankiewicz, Jesse Taylor, F.J. Weller.