Tennesse 8th Cavalry Regiment (Union)



 


ORGANIZATION:

This Regiment was organized August, 1863, by consolidation of 5 Companies organized at Camp Nelson, Ky., June 30 to August 14, 1863, for 10th Tennessee Cavalry, and 7 Companies organized in Tennessee at large for 5th East Tennessee Cavalry. There was another 10th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment formed under the command of Col. George W. Bridges.

The Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 37 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 241 Enlisted men by disease. Total 280.

SERVICE:

-Skirmish, Hawkins County, August 1, 1863. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17, 1863. Occupation of Knoxville September 2. Greenville September 11. Kingsport September 18. Bristol September 19. Carter's Depot September 20-21. Zollicoffer September 20-21. Watauga River Bridge September 21-22. Jonesboro September 21. Hall's Ford, on Watauga River, September 22. Blountsville, Johnson's Depot and Carter's Depot September 22. Blue Springs October 10. Henderson's Mill and Rheatown October 11. Zollicoffer October 12. Blountsville October 14. Bristol October 15. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Duty at Knoxville, Greenville, Nashville and Columbia and patrol duty on line of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad from Columbia to Nashville till August, 1864. At Bull's Gap till October, 1864. Rheatown September 28. Watauga River September 29. Carter's Station September 30-October 1. Operations in East Tennessee October 10-28. Greenville October 12. Bull's Gap October 16. Clinch Mountain October 18. Clinch Valley, near Sneedsville, October 21. Mossy Creek and Panther Gap October 27. Morristown October 28. Russellville October 28. Operations against Breckenridge in East Tennessee November 4-17. Russellville November 11. Bull's Gap November 11-13. Russellville November 14. Strawberry Plains November 16-17. Flat Creek November 17. Stoneman's Saltsville (Va.) Raid December 10-29. Big Creek, near Rogersville, December 12. Kingsport December 13. Near Glade Springs December 15. Near Marion and capture of Wythevill December 16. Mt. Airey December 17. Near Marion December 17-18. Capture and destruction of Salt Works at Saltsville December 20-21. Stoneman's Expedition from East Tennessee into Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina March 21-April 25, 1865. Wytheville April 6. Shallow Ford and near Mocksville April 11. Salisbury April 12. Catawba River April 17. Swannanoa Gap April 22. Near Hendersonville April 28. Duty in District of East Tennessee till September, 1865. Mustered out September 11, 1865.

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS

5th REGIMENT CAVALRY (5th EAST TENNESSEE).

Organized at Camp Nelson, Ky. (5 Cos), for 10th Tennessee Cavalry, June 30 to August 14, 1863. Attached to District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1863.

SERVICE.-Duty at Cynthiana, Ky., and along railroad till August, 1863. Pursuit of Morgan July 1-20. Buffington Island, Ohio, July 19. Operations against Scott July 25-August 6. Near Winchester, Ky., July 29. Irvine July 30. Lancaster, Stanford and Paint Lick Bridge July 31. Smith Shoals, Cumberland River, August 1. Assigned to 8th Tennessee Cavalry August, 1863 (which see)

OFFICERS:

Cols., Jesse H. Strickland, Samuel K. N. Patton; Lieut. -Cols., Thomas J. Capps, Andrew J. Brown; Majs., Jeremiah Achey, Charles H. Bentley, Wilson W. Willis, William B. Davis, James E. Deakins, William J. S. Denton, Christopher C. Kenner, John M. Sawyer.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, August to October, 1863. 4th Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to November, 1864. District East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of East Tennessee. to July, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, District of East Tennessee, to September, 1865.

ROSTERS:

The consolidated roster of this regiment contains the names of 2271 men.

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