Tennessee 2nd Cavalry Battalion (Biffle's)



 


ORGANIZATION:

    This regiment was organized April 29, 1861 with men from Grundy, Coffee, Franklin, Bedford, Moore, and Lincoln counties. It was mustered into Confederate service May 8, 1861 at Lynchburg, VA. It fought in all of the major battles in Virginia from Seven Pines to Appomattox where it surrendered 8 officers and 30 men.

OFFICERS:

    Turney, Peter - Colonel
    George, Newton J. - Lieut. Colonel
    Holman, James H. - Lieut. Colonel
    Shackleford, John C. (James C.) - Lieut. Colonel
    Buchanan, Felix G. - Major
    Holman, Daniel W. - Major
    McLaughlin, Martin V. - Major

ASSIGNMENTS:

    General S. R. Anderson's, Hatton's, Archer's and McComb's Brigade

BATTLES:

    Seven Pines - 99 casualties
    Cedar Mountain - 24 casualties
    Second Manassas - 57 casualties
    Fredericksburg - 57 casualties
    Chancellorsville - 58 casualties
    Gettysburg - 268 engaged, more than 60% killed, wounded, or missing
    Cold Harbor
    Petersburg Campaign
    Appomattox - surrendered 8 officers and 30 men

ROSTERS:

    The composite roster of this company contains 1,757 men.

    Company "A" The "Pelham Guards" was made up of men from Altamont and Pelham in Grundy County and Hillsboro in Coffee County.
    Company "B", “The Tullahoma Guards” was made up of men from Franklin and Bedford Counties.
    Company "C" "The Mountain Boys" was made up of men from Winchester, Franklin Co., TN.
    Company "D" The "Ridgeville Hornets" was made up of men from the part of Franklin that became Moore Co., TN.
    Company "E" "The Lynchburg Rangers" was made up of men from the part of Franklin that became Moore Co., TN.
    Company "F" The "Salem Invincibles" was made up of men from Franklin Co., TN.
    Company "G" "The Fayetteville Guards" was made up of men from Lincoln Co., TN.
    Company "H" "The Shelton's Creek Volunteers or Shelton Creek Boys" was made up of men from Lincoln Co., TN.
    Company "I" "The Tullahoma Guards or The Cowan Guards" was made up of men from Coffee County.
    Company "K" "The Boon's Creek/Hill Minute Men" was made up of men from Lincoln County.
    Company L Three companies that formed the Nashville Battalion

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