21st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Carter's)

Historical Notes:
The Tennessee 21st (Carter's) Cavalry Regiment, organized in September, 1864, was never officially numbered. It was usually called Carter's Scouts or Wheeler's Scouts. The unit skirmished in Tennessee and Alabama, then with about 600 or 700 men moved back to Tennessee with Hood. It fought at Franklin , saw action in the demonstration against Murfreesborough in December, then was stationed at Shelbyville. The regiment ended the war in Alabama and surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. Officers:
Wheeler's Scouts Battles:
Skirmishes in Tennessee and Alabama
The roster of this unit contains the names of 233 men.

  • Company F - Captains Robert Withers (to lieutenant colonel), Rober L. Morris

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