Sterling's Company, Tennessee Heavy Artillery

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Sterling's Company, Tennessee Heavy Artillery

Brief History[edit | edit source]

"Formerly Captain Frederick L. Warner's Company. A member of the Artillery Corps of Tennessee; served as Company "E", Heavy Artillery Corps of Tennessee; merged into Second Company "C", First Tennessee Heavy Artillery Regiment."

"This company was organized at Memphis, with some of its men from Wilson County, April 30, 1861, and was at Randolph, Tennessee May, 1861, and mustered into Confederate Service August 21, 1861, at Camp Polk, Columbus, Kentucky. While at Columbus, Captain Warner tendered his resignation on October 5, 1861, and Captain Robert Sterling took command." [1]

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.[2]

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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tennesseans in the Civil War, Captain Robert Sterling's Tennessee Heavy Artillery Company, (accessed 23 Dec 2011).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).