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Woodward's Company, Tennessee Cavalry

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Woodward's Company, Tennessee Cavalry

Brief History[edit | edit source]

""The Oak Grove Rangers" - This company was organized at Oak Grove, Kentucky, of men from Montgomery County, April 9, 1861.  It was accepted into service of the Tennessee Provisional Army June 25, 1861, and musterred into Confederate Service at Camp Trousdale, Sumner County, on August 25, 1861.  It was later divided into two companies, which became "A" and "B", 1st (Helm's) Kentucky Cavalry Regiment.  It was mustered out and disbanded onthe expiration of its term of enlistment on June 25, 1862.  Some of the men re-enlisted in other organizations."  [1]

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

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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tennesseans in the Civil War, Captain Thomas G. Woodward's Tennessee Cavalry Company, (accessed 31 Dec 2011).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).