TN 1st Infantry Battalion (Colm's)



 


ORGANIZATION:

    The Tennessee 1st (Colms') Infantry Battalion [also called 20th Battalion] was organized at Camp Weakley, Tennessee, in January, 1862, with five companies. A total of 997 men were enrolled from DeKalb and White counties. It moved to Fort Donelson and in February was captured. After being exchanged, the battalion participated in the conflicts at Chickasaw Bayou, Raymond, Port Hudson, Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge. It had 43 men disabled at Raymond and of the 82 engaged at Chickamauga, fifty-four percent were disabled. In December, 1863, the unit totalled 60 men and 24 arms, and during February, 1864, it was consolidated with the 50th (Old) Tennessee Regiment to form the 50th (New) Tennessee Regiment.

OFFICERS:

    Colms, Stephen H. - Major

ASSIGNMENTS:

    J. Gregg's and Bate's Brigade

BATTLES:

    Fort Donelson - Feb. 11-16, 1862
    Chickasaw Bayou - Dec. 26-29, 1862
    Raymond - May 12, 1863
    Port Hudson - May 21-July 9, 1863
    Chickamauga - Sep. 18-20, 1863
    Missionary Ridge

    As a part of the 50th Infantry Regiment

    The Atlanta Campaign
    Nashville
    Franklin
    The Carolinas Campaign

ROSTERS:
    Company A - Dekalb County. Became Co. "B", 50th Consolidated Regiment.
    Company B - White County. Consolidated with "E" to form Co. "H", 50th Consolidated.
    Company C - Dekalb CountyConsolidated with "D" to form Co. "K", 50th Consolidated.
    Company D - White County
    Company E - White County

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