The Tennessee 16th Infantry Regiment was organized in June, 1861, at Camp Harris, Tennessee, with 952 officers and men. Its companies were drawn from the counties of DeKalb, Coffee, Warren, Putnam, and White. Sent to Virginia, the unit was active in Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign and later moved to South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, then Kentucky. After fighting at Perryville , it was assigned to M.J. Wright's, Maney's, and Palmer's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. The regiment participated in the campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta , endured Hood's winter operations, and saw action in North Carolina. It reported 199 casualties at Perryville and lost fifty-two percent of the 402 engaged at Murfreesboro. Of the 242 at Chickamauga , twenty-eight percent were disabled and in December, 1863, it totalled 212 men and 157 arms. The unit surrendered on April 26, 1865.
Aug '61 ~ Dec '61 ~ Donelson's ~ ~ ~ Army of Northwest
Dec '61 ~ Apr '62 ~ Donelson's ~ ~ ~ Dept of South Carolina and Georgia
Apr '62 ~ Jul '62 ~ Donelson's ~ Cheatham's ~ 1st ~ Army of the Mississippi
Jul '62 ~ Aug '62 ~ Donelson's ~ Cheatham's ~ ~ Army of the Mississippi
Aug '62 ~ Nov '62 ~ Donelson's ~ Cheatham's ~ Right Wing ~ Army of the Mississippi
Nov '62 ~ Sep '64 ~ Donelson's/Wright's/Carter's ~ Cheatham's/Brown's ~ 1st ~ Army of Tennessee
Nov '64 ~ Apr '65 ~ Maney's/Carter's ~ Brown's ~ 1st ~ Army of Tennessee ~ ~ ~ Battles:
Cheat Mountain Campaign
Chickamauga, September 19-20, 1863
Missionary Ridge, November 24-25, 1863
Rocky Face - May 9, 1864
Nashville - December 15-16, 1864
The Carolina’s Campaign
Greensboro, NC Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of .
L.N. Savage, Gid L. Talley, Co."A". Men from Smithville, DeKalb County.
C.C. Brewer, J.H.L. Duncan, E.W. Walker, Co. "B", formerly "E". Men from Manchester, Coffee County. Some from Grundy County.
David M. Donnell, D.C. Spurlock, J.L. Thompson, Co. "C", formerly "E". Men from Warren County.
P.H. Coffee, John G. Lambuth, F.M. York, Co. "D". Men from Warren County. A number of men from this company later enlisted in Co. "I", 4th (Starnes') Cavalry.
Thomas B. Murray, J.J. Womack, J.K.P. Webb, Co. "E", formerly "H". Men from Warren County.
H.H. Dillard, John B. Vance, W.W. Baldwin, F.M. Amonet, Co. "F", formerly "K". "The Highlanders". Men from Putnam County.
P.C. Shields, A.T. Fisher, Adrian Fiske, Co. "G", formerly "B". Men from White and DeKalb Counties.
L.H. Meadows, W.G. Etter, James M. Parks, Co. "H", formerly "G". Men from Irving College, Warren County.
Harman York, Ben Randals, James Worthington, Co. "I". Men from Van Buren County.
Daniel T. Brown, William D. Turlington,, Co. "K", formerly "C". Men from Sparta, White County. Bibliography for Research: