The Tennessee 37th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 7th Tennessee Regiment Provisional Army, [and also called 1st East Tennessee Rifles] was organized at Camp Ramsay, near Knoxville, Tennessee, in October, 1861. Its companies were raised in the counties of Coffee, Bedford, Claiborne, Jefferson, Grainger, Hamilton, Washington, Bradley, Blount, and Sevier. Company E contained men from Alabama. After fighting at Perryville , the unit was assigned to B.R. Johnson's, Bate's, Tyler's, and Palmer's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. In June, 1863, it was consolidated with the 15th Regiment. It fought in many conflicts from Murfreesboro to Atlanta , returned to Tennessee with Hood, and was active in North Carolina. During December, 1861, this unit contained 771 effectives and lost thirty percent of the 225 engaged at Murfreesboro. The 15th/37th lost fifty-eight percent of the 202 at Chickamauga and totalled 234 men and 148 arms in December, 1863. It was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865.
• Colonels-William H. Carroll, Moses White.
• Lieutenant Colonels-Moses White, Hunter P. Moffitt, R. Dudley Frayser, Gabriel Moffitt.
• Majors-Hunter P. Moffitt, Edward F. Hunt, Joseph T. McReynolds, R. M. Tankesley. Assignments:
Carroll's Brigade, Crittenden's Division
Reorganized May, 1862
Major General Simon B. Buckner's Division, Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson's Brigade.
Major General William J. Hardee's Corps, Brigadier General J. S Marmaduke's Brigade
Field consolidation with 15th Tennessee June, 1863.
OF THE 15TH & 37TH
Major General Alexander P. Stewart's Division, Brigadier General William B. Bate's Brigade
Merged into 4th Consolidated Tennessee Infantry Regiment April 9, 1865; paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina May 1, 1865.
Mill Springs – not engaged
Surrender of Federal Garrison at Munfordville, Kentucky
OF THE 15TH & 37TH
New Hope Church
Peach Tree Creek
High Point, NC. Surrender Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 1864 men.
• Edward F. Hunt, Robert Dean, Samuel L. Reagor, Hunter P. Moffitt, Co. "A". "The Thompson Creek Grays". Men from Coffee and Bedford Counties.
• James D. Thomas, William H. Barnard, Co. "B". Men from Claiborne County.
• Stephen M. Cocke, James B. Long, Co. "C". Men from Jefferson and Grainger Counties.
• Rufus M. Tankesley, John D. Hudgins, Co. "D". Men from Chattanooga, Hamilton County
• Thomas H. Owen, John W. Grayson, Co. "E". Joined regiment at Madison, Alabama. Men from Alabama.
• Reuben Roddie, William L. Roddie, Co. "F". Men from Washington County.
• E. E. Hankins, Richard S. Marshall, Co. "G". Men from Bradley County.
• Isaac B. Nichols, William L. Daughtrey, George T. Fry, Co. "H". Men from North Georgia and Hamilton County.
• S. J. McReynolds, James Z. Swan, Co. "I". Men from Blount and Sevier Counties.
• James K. McAnally, C. G. Jamagin, Co. "K". Men from Grainger County. Bibliography for Research: