Tennessee 12th Cavalry Regiment



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.


Colonels John U. Green and Robert V. Richardson, Lieutenant Colonel Reuben Burrow, and Majors G. W. Bennett and Berry B. Benson




    The composite roster of this regiment contains 1,524 names.


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