Morton's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery

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Brief History

Morton's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery was organized in July, 1861, and entered Confederate service in September at Nashville, Tennessee. It was included in the surrender on May 4, 1865. [1]

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.
  • 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 Morton's Battery starts on page 877.
  • Morton, John Watson,  The artillery of Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry, "the wizard of the saddle,"  Nashville, Tenn., Dallas, Tex., Publishing house of the M. E. Church, South, Smith & Lamar, agents, 1909.  Online book at Internet Archive, (accessed 26 Feb 2012) and (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1990), FHL Fiche 6082241 and (Paris, Tennessee : Guild Bindery Press, 1988), FHL book 976.8 M2mj

References

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