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14th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry


Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 14th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry was formed at Camp Duncan, near Clarksville, Tennessee, in May, 1861. Of the 220 engaged at Gettysburg, over fifty percent were disabled. The unit surrendered 6 officers and 34 men. [1]

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 - Captains William A. Forbes, George A. Harrell, William W. Thompson, Jasper A. Waggoner, Junius Kimble - Men from Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn.
  • Company B - Captains Milton G. Gholson, William G. Russell, William J. Jennings, Howell H. Avrit - Men from Palmyra, Montgomery County
  • Company C - Captains Washington E. Lowe, A.C. Dale, James M. Dale - "The Pepper Guards" - Men from Robertson County.
  • Compandy D - Captains Hiram C. Buckner, Charles L. Martin, John W. Hagler - Men from Stewart County.
  • Company E - Captains Nathan Brandon, Clay Robertson, Nathan M. Morris, Richard C. Wilson - Men from Stewart County.
  • Company F - Captains W. Lowe, Bruce L. Phillips - Men from Stewart County.
  • Company G - Captains Isaac Brunson, J.H. Johnson, Harry W. Bullock - Men from Montgomery County.
  • Company H - Captains Frank S. Beaumont, James J. Crusman, William S. Moore - Men from Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn.
  • Company I - Captains William P. Simmons, William S. Winfield - Men from Robertson County.
  • Company K - Captains James W. Lockert, Thad A. Bowling, John P. Brown - Men from Montgomery County.
  • Company L - Captains E. Hewitt, John W. Mallory, Alexander F. Collins - Men from Montgomery County.
  • Information for these companies came from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 28 Dec 2011).


   Company C (Captain Washington Lowe)

   Company I (Captain William P. Simmons)
     The information above is from The Goodspeed Histories, Vol. 7.


Company D (Captain Hiram Buckner) - many men from Stewart County

Company E (Captain Nathan Brandon) - many men from Stewart County

Company F (Captain Wash Lowe) - many men from Stewart County

The information above is from The Goodspeed Histories, Vol 7.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,463 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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.
  • Allen, David C. Winds of change : Robertson County, Tennessee, in the Civil War. (Nashville, Tennessee : Land Yacht Press, c2000), FHL book 976.8464 M2a
  • Bowen, Zoie Lynne. Sumner County, miscellaneous records. (Signal Mountain, Tennessee : Mountain Press, c1997), FHL book 976.847 V3b
  • Cross, Wallace (C. Wallace). Ordeal by fire : a history of the Fourteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, CSA. (Clarksville, Tennessee : Clarksville Montgomery County Museum, c1990), FHL book 976.8 M2cc
  • 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.  A brief history and memorial rolls of the 14th Tennessee Infantry begin on page 323.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).