2nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Robinson's)

Historical Notes:
The Tennessee 2nd Infantry Regiment Volunteers [also called the Irish Regiment] was comprised of men from Memphis, Tennessee, and completed its organization at that city in May, 1861. In July totalling 541 effectives, it moved to Fort Pillow. It reported 18 killed, 64 wounded, and 33 missing at Belmont and suffered heavy casualties at Shiloh. Later the unit was consolidated into four companies and merged into Smith's 5th Confederate Infantry Regiment. Officers:
Colonel J. Knox Walker, and Lieutenant Colonels James A. Ashford, William B. Ross, and James A. Smith. Assignments:
Brigadier General Theophilus H. Holmes’ Brigade

Colonel J. G. Walker's Brigade

Brigadier General Samuel G. French’s Brigade

Lucius E. Polk’s Brigade

Tyler's Brigade of Bate's Division,

Shy's Brigade

Brigadier General Joseph B. Palmer's Brigade

Aquia Creek, Virginia - June 1, 1861

Capture of the Saint Nicholas, the Halifax, and the Mary of Virginia



Siege of Corinth

Retreat to Tupelo

Movement to Chattanooga

Richmond, Kentucky

Battle of Murfreesboro


Missionary Ridge

Ringgold Gap

Defense of Atlanta

Peachtree Creek

Peachtree Creek

Battle of Jonesboro

Battle of Franklin


Battle of Nashville

Egypt Station, Mississippi

Bentonville, North Carolina March 31, 1865

The roster of this unit contains the names of 1941 men.

◾Company A - Captain Steve White, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County

◾Company C - Captain Hamp. J. Cheney, Nashville, Davidson County

◾Company D - Captain John Denniston, Bell Buckle, Bedford County

◾Company E - Captain Casper W. Hunt, Memphis, Shelby County

◾Company F - Captain Thomas White, Millersburg, Rutherford County

◾Company G - Captain John Earthman, White's Creek, Davidson County

◾Company H - Captain D. I. Goodall, Hartsville - men from Sumner County

◾Company I - Captain William B. Bate - men from Gallatin, Sumner County

◾Company K - Captain Humphrey R. Bate - men from Castalian Springs, Sumner County

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