Tennessee 50th Infantry Regiment



 


ORGANIZATION:

This regiment was organized Christmas Day, 1861 at Fort Donelson from 10 companies which had previously been mustered in there and at various other places.

Colonel Stacker resigned January 20, 1862, and Lieutenant Colonel Sugg became colonel, Major Lockhart became lieutenant colonel, and Adjutant Christopher W. Robertson was elected major. At the reorganization in 1862, Colonel Sugg was re-elected; Lieutenant Colonel Lockhart resigned. Captain Thomas W. Beaumont was elected lieutenant colonel, and Major Robertson was re-elected.

The regiment was captured Fort Donelson on Feb. 11, 1862; reorganized September 23, 1862; temporarily consolidated with 1st (Colms') Tennessee Battalion, November, 1862; consolidation made permanent and new organization made February, 1864; paroled Greensboro, North Carolina May 2, 1865 as part of 2nd Consolidated Tennessee Infantry Regiment.

OFFICERS:

Colonels
George W. Stacker
Cyrus A. Sugg
Lieutenant Colonels
Cyrus A. Sugg
Harrison C. Lockhart
Thomas W. Beaumont
Majors
Harrison C. Lockhart
Christopher W. Robertson.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Maney's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (July-August 1862)
Maney's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, Right Wing, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (August-November 1862)
Maney's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee (November 1862-November 1863)
Maney's Brigade, Walker's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee (November 1863-February 1864)
Maney's-Carter's Brigade, Cheatham's-Brown's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee (February 1864-April 1865)

BATTLES:

Ft. Donelson
Vicksburg Campaign
The Atlanta Campaign
The Carolinas Campaign
Bentonville, NC

ROSTERS: Co. "A". Montgomery, Dickson and Cheatham Counties
Co. "B". Stewart County
Co. "C". "The Wilson Grays." An Alabama company, enrolled at Montgomery
Co. "D". Stewart County.
Co. "E". Montgomery County.
Co. "F". Stewart County.
Co. "G". Lindsley's Annals says the company was from Cheatham County. Some men from Davidson.
Co. "H". Stewart County.
Co. "I". Stewart County.
Co. "K". Humphreys County.

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