63rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Fain's) (74th Infantry)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 63rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Fain's) (74th Infantry)was organized in July, 1862. At Drewry's Bluff the regiment reported 311 effectives and on April 9, 1865, surrendered 4 officers and 57 men. 
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 -
- Company B -
- Company C -
- Company D - Some men from Knox and Hawkins Counties. "The Kirby Smith Rifies."
- Company E -
- Company F -
- Company G -
- Company H -
- Company I -
- Company K -
Company D (Captain A. A. Blair - many men from Knoxville, and Washington andHawkins Counties
The information above is from Goodspeed's History of Hamilton, Knox and Shelby Counties of Tennessee Vol. 3.
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.
- 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 63rd Tennessee Infantry begin on page 584.
- Sullivan County, Tennessee and the Civil War, (accessed 22 Oct 2011).
- 63rd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, CSA, (accessed 22 Oct 2011). History, photo journal, reenactment group.
- 63rd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment Descendants Association, (accessed 22 Oct 2011).
- The Sixty-third Tennessee (Confederate) Regiment, a brief history, (accesed 29 Dec 2011).
- Tennesseans in the Civil War, 63rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment, (accessed 31 Dec 2011).
- Civil War Records, Bradley County, Tennessee, (accessed 26 Feb 2012). Resources available at the Cleveland Public Library. Military Records of Union and Confederate Soldiers from Bradley County (microfilm), Confederate Regiments: 63rd (Fain's) Tenn. Infantry Co. H.
- MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY D, 63rd TENNESSEE INFANTRY REGIMENT, Transcribed by George E. Webb, Jr., (accessed 26 Feb 2012).
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).