Tobin's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery (Memphis Light Battery)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
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. 
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.
- Lindsley, John B. The Military Annals of Tennessee: Confederate, First Series; Embracing a Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, Compiled from Original and Official Sources. 1886. Reprint. Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Co., 1974. (Family History Library book 976.8 M2L.) Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive. Memorial rolls for Tobin's Battery can be found on page 875 & 878.
- Tennesseans in the Civil War, Tobin's Tennessee Light Artillery Company, (accessed 31 Dec 2011). A brief history.
- fold3$, Capt Tobin's Co, Light Artillery (Memphis Light Battery), H-Y AND Capt Weller's Co, Light Artillery AND Capt Winson's Co, Light Artillery (Belmont Battery), A-C, (accessed 25 Apr 2012). Unit information and rosters.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).