"All that I am
and all that I have is at the service of my country."
-- Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson 1861
Tennessee, the last state to secede from the Union, seceded on May 17, 1861. She was the first state to be re-admitted to the Union on July 24, 1866. During the Civil War, she supplied over 190,000 men to the Confederate Cause. Below is a description and list of records pertaining to Tennessee Confederate Veterans that are currently available at the Tennessee and the Civil War Site.
CONFEDERATE CAVALRY UNITS
- Taken from Tennesseans in the Civil War, this section gives a descriptive history of the Tennessee Confederate Cavalry Units.
CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY UNITS
- Taken from Tennesseans in the Civil War, this section gives a descriptive history of the Tennessee Confederate Artillery Units.
CONFEDERATE INFANTRY UNITS
- Taken from Tennesseans in the Civil War, this section gives a descriptive history of the Tennessee Confederate infantry Units.
TENNESSEANS IN THE CIVIL WAR
- Links to ALL the military units in Tennesseans in the Civil War.
TENNESSEE CONFEDERATE ROSTERS
- Links to the available online Confederate rosters for Tennessee military units.
TENNESSEE CONFEDERATE (CMSR) DATABASE
- This database contains transcriptions of Tennessee Confederate Compiled Military Service Records (CMSR). The transcribed records were provided by descendants, who have ordered copies of the records from the National Archives. If you have copies of your ancestors CMSR, please consider contributing to the database.
TNGENWEB'S CIVIL WAR VIRTUAL MILITARY CEMETERY
- The goal of this project is to identify all graves of veterans who served in the military units from Tennessee during the Civil War and to display photos of those graves. Currently, there are over 6000 photos of tombstones from
- Civil War Veterans who served from any state and are buried in Tennessee Cemeteries
- Tennessee Civil War Veterans buried in any state
If you have photos of your TN Civil War veteran's tombstone, please consider contributing a copy to the database.
- This database contains transcriptions of Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications. The transcribed records were provided by descendants, who have ordered copies of the records from either the National Archives or from various state archives. If you have copies of your ancestor's pension application, please consider contributing to the database.
- In 1886, John Berrien Lindsley, M. D., D. D., published The Military Annals of Tennessee - Confederate. For each Tennessee Confederate Military Unit, Lindsley published a list of veterans killed during the war. This database contains an alphabetical listing of the soldiers listed in his book.
EXCERPTS FROM THE CONFEDERATE VETERAN
- The Confederate Veteran was published monthly from 1893 to 1932. The magazine primarily contained articles pertaining to various Confederate Veteran organizations. However, it did have a special section called the Roll Call, which were obituaries of passing Confederates. This section contains a transcription of those obituaries.
- This database contains transcriptions of obituaries of Civil War Veterans that were published in Tennessee newspapers or Tennessee Civil Veterans published in any newspaper. These transcriptions were submitted by descendants. If you have a copy of a veteran's obituary, please consider contributing a copy.
1865 PARDON PETITIONS
- On May 29, 1865, President Andrew Johnson issued a proclamation granting amnesty to all persons who participated either directly or indirectly in the recent rebellion. All rights and property, except for slaves, were to be restored upon taking the oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. There were 14 classes of people who were excluded from the Amnesty Proclamation. In order to obtain a pardon, these people had to formally request a pardon from the President. This database has an index to the applications for pardons from the State of Tennessee.
TENNESSEE CIVIL WAR VETERANS PHOTOS
- This database displays photos of Tennessee Civil War Veterans. Photos are contributed by researchers and descendants.
PRISONERS OF WAR
- Transcriptions and links to lists of prisoners who either died in or were incarcerated in prison camps.
- Transcription of some newspaper articles published during the war.
- Transcription of some Civil War Cemeteries
HOW TO OBTAIN CONFEDERATE SERVICE RECORDS
- A tutorial on the how to obtain Confederate Service Records and the information available in them.
HOW TO OBTAIN TENNESSEE CONFEDERATE PENSION APPLICATIONS
- A tutorial on how to obtain Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications and Widows Pension Applications.
HOW TO OBTAIN TENNESSEE CIVIL WAR QUESTIONNAIRES
- A tutorial on the Tennessee Civil War Questionnaires of 1915 and 1922. Includes a list of the questions and how to obtain a copy.
CIVIL WAR BATTLES FOUGHT IN TENNESSEE
- A list of Civil War Battles fought in Tennessee. Contains links to other sites with information.
CIVIL WAR BATTLE RE-ENACTMENTS
- A list of Civil War Battle Re-Enactments. If you know of any on going re-enactments, please submit the information.
TENNESSEE CIVIL WAR MILITARY UNIT RESEARCHERS
- A list of individuals who are currently researching various Tennessee Civil War Military Units and are willing to share their research. (Temporarily Disabled)
- The Tennessee and the Civil War Query Board.
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