The Tennessee 35th Infantry Regiment formerly the 5th Tennessee Regiment Provisional Army, [also called 1st Mountain Rifle Regiment] was organized during September, 1861, at Camp Smartt, near McMinnville, Tennessee. Its men were from the counties of Grundy, Warren, Van Buren, Cannon, Sequatchie, DeKalb, Hamilton, and Bledsoe. It fought at Shiloh , Shelton's Hill, Richmond , Perryville , then moved to Knoxville, Shelbyville, and later Murfreesboro . During the war it was assigned to General L.E. Polk's, Granbury's, and Palmer's Brigade, Army of Tennessee, and from September, 1863, to April, 1864, consolidated with Nixon's 48th Regiment. The 35th participated in many battles from Murfreesboro to Atlanta , returned to Tennesee with Hood, and saw action in North Carolina. It had 369 engaged at Shiloh , lost nine percent of the 295 in the Richmond fight, and sustained 25 casualties at Murfreesboro. Twenty-nine percent of the 215 at Chickamauga were disabled and in December, 1863, the 35th/48th totalled 251 men and 207 arms. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered.
Benjamin J. Hill
Joseph A. Smith
John L. Spurlock
William W.J. Brownlow
G.S. Deakins. Assignments:
General L.E. Polk's, Granbury's, and Palmer's Brigade,
The Atlanta Campaign
The Carolina’s Campaign Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2427 men.
This regiment had many changes in company organizations, and in company letters. The original companies, with the letters used after the reorganization of the regiment in 1862, with prior letters indicated, are given below.
Albert C. Hanner, R. B. Roberts, 1st Co. "A". disbanded April 17, 1862, and men distributed to other companies. Men from Grundy County.
John W. Towles (Towls), William H. Large, G. N. M. Newby, 2nd Co. "A", formerly "B". Men from Warren County.
Charles M. Forrest, Thomas B. Rust, 2nd Co. "B", formerly "C". Men from Warren County.
W. B. Cummings, G. M. Cummings, 2nd Co. "C", formerly "E". Men from Van Buren County.
Benjamin J. Hill, William T, Christian, 1st Co. "D". Disbanded April 17, 1862 and men distributed to other companies. Men from Warren County.
John Mason, Riley B. Roberts, L. P. Carson, 2nd Co. "D", formerly "F". Men from Warren County.
James H. Woods, S. M. Gunter, 2nd Co. "E", formerly "G". Men from Cannon County.
Edward J. Wood, H. S. Fowler, John B. Blair, 2nd Co. "G", formerly "H". Men from Warren County.
W.D. Stewart, George S. Deakins, L. L. Dearman, H. T. Kell, 2nd Co. "H", formerly "K". Men from Sequatchie County.
John Pack, L. L. Dearman, 1st Co. "I". Disbanded April 1862 and men transferred to other companies. men from DeKalb County. Some from Hamilton and Bledsoe Counties.
These companies were mustered in at Camp Smartt, near McMinnville, Tennessee on September 6 and 7, and organized into a regiment on September 11, 1861. Later additions to the regiment were:
Edmund W Rucker's Company. County of origin not known. Attached to the regiment for a short time. In early 1862 transferred to artillery. Became Ist Co. "E", 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery Regiment. No muster rolls on file.
Thomas Hanna, 2nd Co. "F". A temporary organization formed June 30, 1862, composed of men 32nd and 53rd Tennessee Infantry Regiments who were not captured at Fort Donelson.
Thomas R. Mitchell, 3rd Co. "F". "The Mountain Rifles". This company was organized October 1, 1862, and joined the regiment January 23, 1863, Men from Chattanooga, Hamilton County.
John M. Van Cleave, 2nd Co. "I". A temporary organization, formed June 30, 1862 from men from the 32nd, 41st, 53rd and 3rd (Clack's) Infantry Regiments who were not captured at Fort Donelson.
H. T. Hunnicutt, Elijah W. Holt, 2nd Co. "K". This too was a temporary organization composed of men who were not captured at Fort Donelson.
A. K. Alley, Co. "L". Formed June 30, 1862 as a consolidation of companies "H", "I", and "K" of the 36th Tennessee Infantry Regiment when that organization disbanded. Joined the 35th Regiment October 25, 1862.
The three companies, 2nd "F", 2nd "I" and 2nd "K", were dissolved when the regiments from which these men came were exchanged, and the men returned to their original regiments. 3rd "F" and "L" remained with the regiment. Bibliography for Research: