58th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Tennessee Gotoarrow.png   Tennessee Military Gotoarrow.png  Tennessee in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png58th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

Brief History

"Crews' Tennessee Infantry Battalion - Organized early 1862; after Shiloh consolidated into one company which became Company 'F", 9th (also called 5th) Kentucky Infantry Regiment, transferred to 23rd (Newman's) Tennessee Infantry Battalion as Company "B", November, 1862. James M. Crews was authorized to raise a regiment of infantry to be called the 58th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, but failed to secure enough companies to make up a regiment, the organization having been attempted at Savannah, Hardin County, in January, 1862. Lieutenant Colonel Crews' service record shows the date of his election February 10, 1862. There are no muster rolls of the organization on file; the information given hereafter is from personal papers. " [1]


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

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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 - Captain J.M. Flatt -
  • Company B - 2nd Lieutenants William J. Thomas, Peter Pack
  • Company C - Captain W. H. Bradley, 1st Lieutenant E. Whitfield; 2nd Lieutenants G.W. Hudson, A.T. McDaniel
  • Company D - 1st Lieutenant B. Parnell, 2nd Lieutenants W. J. McGee, Giles Holt
  • Company E - Captain M.B. Brazelton, 1st Lieutenant William Bridges, 2nd Lieutenant William Parker -
  • Company F- Captain D.L. Ware, 1st Lieutenant G. W. Baines; 2nd Lieutenant J.F. Barnett and S. M. Houston
  • Company G - 1st Lieutenant W. J. Walker, 2nd Lieutenants T.D. Mathews, M.L. Haley  [3]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3 men on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 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.
  • Tennesseans in the Civil War, Crews' Tennessee Infantry Battalion, (accessed 31 Dec 2011).

References

  1. Tennesseans in the Civil War, Crews Tennessee Infantry Battalion, (accessed 29 Dec 2011).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Tennesseans in the Civil War, Crews' Tennessee Infantry Battalion, (accessed 31 Dec 2011).