The Tennessee 12th Cavalry Regiment [also called 1st Partisan Rangers] was organized behind Federal lines in February, 1863. The men were from the counties of Fayette, Tipton, Shelby, Haywood, and Gibson. It served on R.V. Richardson's and Rucker's Brigade, confronted the Federals in Tennessee and Mississippi, and in October totalled about 300 effectives. Later it was active in Georgia, fought at Memphis, then was part of Hood's operations in Tennessee. During February, 1865, the regiment was broken up. Some of its members became part of the 3rd (Forrest's Old) Tennessee Cavalry. Officers:
• John Uriah Green
• Robert V. Richardson
• Reuben Burrow
• John Uriah Green
• G. W. Bennett
• Berry B. Benson
• Reuben Burrow Assignments:
R.V. Richardson's and Rucker's Brigade Battles:
La Fayette, Georgia
Memphis - August 21, 1864
East Port, Mississippi
Battle of Nashville
Granny White Pike - December 16 Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 1684 men.
Ed Daly, Patrick Strickland, Co. "A". Organized October 1, 1862. Men from Fayette County. Became Co. "G", 3rd (Consolidated) Tennessee Cavalry.
James H. Murray, William T. Carmack, Co. "B". Organized October 18, 1862. Men from Fayette County. Illegally transferred in August, 1863 as Co. "A", 16th (Logwood's) Regiment. Ordered back by Forrest December, 1863. Became Co. "I", 3rd Consolidated Tennessee Cavalry.
John U. Green (to colonel), John L. Payne, Co. "C". Organized October 18, 1862 in Tipton County. Originally in Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Burrow's Battalion, State Troops.
James H. Hazelwood, John G. McCalla, Co. "D". Organized November 15, 1862 in Shelby County.
Reuben Burrow (to major), A. Beaty, S. M. Stewart, Cyrus M. Stuart (or Stewart), Co. "E". Organized October 11, 1862 in Shelby County. Originally in Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Burrow's Battalion, State Troops. Became Co. "H", 3rd Consolidated Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.
W. A. Bell, Co. "F". Organized October 20, 1862, in Fayette County. Became Co. "K", 3rd Consolidated Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.
Robert A. Feild, Co. "G". Organized February 1, 1863 in Tipton County.
J. Slaughter Caruthers, Co. "H". Organized February 13, 1863 in Fayette County.
John H. Hicks, Co. "I". Organized February 13, 1863 in Haywood County. Illegally transferred in August, 1863 to 17th (Marshall's) Regiment, but ordered back by Forrest in December, 1863.
Robert J. Morris, Co. "K". Organized February 13, 1863 in Fayette County. Bibliography for Research: