Tennessee 3rd Cavalry Regiment



 


ORGANIZATION:

This Regiment was organized at Murfreesboro and Nashville, Tenn., January 27, 1863. The regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 532 Enlisted men by disease. Total 546.

OFFICERS:

Col., William C. Pickens; Lieut.-Cols., Duff G. Thornburgh, John B. Minnis; Majs., Albert C. Catlett, Benjamin Cunningham, Samuel W. Pickens.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Attached to 4th Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, November, 1862, to January, 1863. Post of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to August, 1863. Post of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1864. District of North Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi and District Middle Tennessee, to August, 1865.

SERVICE:

Guard trains from Nashville to Murfreesboro, Tenn., January 2-3, 1863. Battle of Stones River January 3. Expedition to Franklin January 31-February 13. Middletown and Rover January 31. Rover February 13. At Camp Spear, Nashville, till June. Near Murfreesboro March 22. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Duty at Nashville till December, 1863. Operations about Dandridge and Mossy Creek December 24-28. Expedition to Memphis, Tenn., December 28-January 4, 1864. Moved to Colliersville January 14. Smith's Expedition to Okolona, Miss., February 11-26. Pontotoc February 17. Okolona February 18. Egypt Station February 19. West Point February 20-21. Ivy's Hill or Okolona February 22. Near New Albany February 22. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., February 27, and duty there till June. Duty on line of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad and in the District of North Alabama about Decatur, Ala., till September. Operations in District of North Alabama June 24-August 20. Scout in Morgan and Lawrence Counties July (Detachment). Expedition from Decatur to Courtland and Moulton and skirmish July 25-28. Courtland July 28. Summerville Road near Decatur August 6 (Detachment). Near Pond Springs August 9. Expedition from Decatur to Moulton August 17-20. Near Antioch Church August 18-19. Florence September 10. Operations against Forest September 16-25. Action at Athens September 23-24 (Detachment), captured. Action at Sulphur Branch Trestle September 25. Most of Regiment captured. Duty on Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad till December. At Decatur, Pulaski and Nashville. Joined Brigade at Nashville, Tenn., December 13. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. On post duty at Nashville till August, 1865. Mustered out August 3, 1865.

ROSTERS:

The consolidated roster of this battery contains the names of 1898 men.

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