Tennessee 21st Infantry Regiment
The Tennessee 21st Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Union City, Tennessee, in July, 1861. Its members were recruited in Memphis and Hardeman County. The regiment totalled 744 men in July, moved to Kentucky in September, then reported 78 casualties at Belmont. During May, 1862, when the unit was reorganized, it was consolidated into six companies and united with the 5th (Smith's) Confederate Infantry Regiment.
Colonel Edward Pickett, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel H. Tilman, and Major James C. Cole were in command.
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