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I use site to research Civil War soldier's records. I'm researching the Battle(s) of Collierville, TN and tabulating the casualties of Fort Pillow, TN-- both CS(100) and US(580). Other interest: WW2 Italy after May 1944.

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  • Collierville, Tenn, USA
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  • Annotation added: First Lieut A. J. Hanson

    Found in: Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - Officers » Page 33

    Added: 5 days ago

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  • This Lieutenant Francis A. Smith appears to be the same person as Lieutenant Francis A. Smith of Bradford's Tennessee Cavalry. Bradford's Tenn Cavalry suffered heavy losses at the Battle of Fort Pillow on April 12, 1864. After the battle many of the men were transferred to the 6th Tennessee Cavalry. It appears that these records of Francis Smith begin in early 1865 and he held the rank of 1st ...more

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  • Annotation added: F. A. Smith

    Found in: Civil War Soldiers - Union - TN » Page 14

    Added: 07 Apr 2014

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  • Annotation added: Parlee Cathy (maiden name)

    Found in: Civil War "Widows' Pensions" » Page 5

    Added: 06 Apr 2014

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  • Chapman Underwood was a Surgeon who was at the Battle of Fort Pillow, TN, on April 12, 1864. Early in the battle, he escaped with the civilians to the gunboard "New Era". Dr. Charles Fitch(previously of 4 Iowa Cav) remained at the hospital to treat the wounded.

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  • Bradford's 13 Tennessee Cavalry was captured and many killed at the Battle of Fort Pillow 2 weeks after the attack on Paducah. The 13 Tenn Cav had been at Paducah but moved to Fort Pillow. Based upon the New York Times article, Pvt George Babb was not at Fort Pillow but still in the hospital in Paducah.

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  • The name and unit of Private George Babb appears on a New York Times newspaper article dated April 1, 1864, about the Capture of Union City and attack on Paducah, KY by General Forrest. The article listed names of several hospital patients who were at the hospital in Paducah and captured by the Confederates. The prisoners captured during Forrest's West Tenn Raid (Mar-April 1864) were taken to ...more

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  • The submarine H. L. Hunley sunk early in its trials with 5 crewmen on board. This was only a test run and wasn't actually attacking a ship. It sunk again on Oct 15,1863, killing the designer Horace L. Hunley. It sunk again on February 17, 1864, during the first successful sinking of a ship by a submarine.

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  • Annotation added: The submarine boat was sunk in prep to blow up a federal vessel &...

    Found in: Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - Misc » Page 4

    Added: 17 Mar 2014

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  • Horace Lawson Hunley was the inventor of the Hunley submarine. He recruited volunteers to serve as crewmen. On October 15, 1863, though he was not part of the crew, Hunley decided to take command during a routine exercise. The vessel again sank, and this time all eight crew members were killed, including Hunley himself. The vessel was later raised and used again in the first successful ...more

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  • Annotation added: that the men for whom they are ordered, are on Special Secret Service as...

    Found in: Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - Misc » Page 2

    Added: 17 Mar 2014

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  • T. F. Bradford in House 69 was lawyer Theodorick Fowke Bradford, Jr. who joined his brother Major William Bradford's 13th (officially 14th, aka Bradford's) Tennessee Cavalry. He was killed at the Battle of Fort Pillow on April 12, 1864. His brother William would be killed the next day after escaping and being captured again.

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  • Capt. James Stinnett was 65 years old and served in Lt-Col. Andrew Wilson's 16 (aka 21) Tenn Cavalry. During the Battle of Fort Pillow, Capt Stinnett volunteered to lead a dangerous mission. He lead 50 men to advance on the Union earthworks(the Inner Fort) to test the enemy's defenses and their capability to fire down below the fort. He succeeded and he was able to show the defenders could ...more

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  • Apr 20, 1863 is NOT the date of Battle of Chickmauga.

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  • Annotation added: Apr 20, 1863

    Found in: Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - TN » Page 17

    Added: 15 Feb 2014

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