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42nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

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42nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry


Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 42nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry was formed at Camp Cheatham, Tennessee, in November, 1861. Very few were included in the surrender on April 26, 1865. [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 - Men from Hickman County.
  • Company B - Men from Hickman County.
  • Company C - Men from Cheatham County.
  • Company D - Men from Humphreys County.
  • Company E - An Alabama company.
  • Company F - An Alabama company.
  • Company G - "The Perry Blues."  Men from Perry County.
  • Company H - An Alabama company.
  • Company I - An Alabama company.
  • Company K - An Alabama company.

Company G (Dr. I. B. Walton) - many men from Cheatham County

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

Company G (Perry Blues) Captain I. N. Hulme - many men from Perry County 
     The information above is from The Goodspeed Histories, Vol 9.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,109 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.
  • Bogle, Joseph. Historical sketches of Barton's (later Stovall's) Georgia Brigade, Army of the Tennessee, C.S.A : with complete roster of the 40th, 41st, 42nd, 43rd and 52nd regiments. (Dayton, Ohio : Morningside House, c1984), FHL book 973 M2bog
  • 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 42nd Tennessee Infantry begin on page 515.

References[edit | edit source]

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