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Tennessee 48th Voorhies' Infantry (Confederate)

17 Dec 1861

Tennessee 48th Voorhies' Infantry organized.

11 Feb 1862

Participated in the Battle of Fort Donelson at Fort Donelson, TN.

The Battle of Fort Donelson
The Battle of Fort Donelson

Early in the war, Union commanders realized control of the major rivers would be the key to success in the Western Theater. Read More

30 Aug 1862

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel George H. Nixon, and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas R. Hughes.

Colonel George H. Nixon

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas R. Hughes

30 Aug 1862

Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Benjamin J. Hill.

30 Aug 1862

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, and Colonel Preston Smith.

Brigadier General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne

Colonel Preston Smith

30 Aug 1862

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne.

Brigadier General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne

08 Oct 1862

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel George Henry Nixon.

08 Oct 1862

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne.

Brigadier General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne

08 Oct 1862

Assigned to the Division led by Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner.

Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner

19 Sep 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel George H. Nixon.

19 Sep 1863

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Lucius E. Polk.

Brigadier General Lucius E. Polk

19 Sep 1863

Assigned to the Division led by Major General Patrick Cleburne.

Major General Patrick Cleburne

20 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General William A. Quarles.

Brigadier General William A. Quarles

20 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Edward C. Walthall.

Brigadier General Edward C. Walthall

20 Jul 1864

Participated in the Battle of Peachtree Creek at Fulton County, Georgia.

The Battle of Peachtree Creek
The Battle of Peachtree Creek

Weary of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's pattern of retreat through northwest Georgia in the face of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's advancing armies, President Jefferson Davis removed him from command of the Army of Tennessee, replacing him with Lieut. Gen. John B. Hood.  On July 20th, Hood determined to take the fight to the enemy by setting upon an isolated portion of Sherman's forces in front of Atlanta. Hood's target would be the Union corps of Maj. Gens. Oliver O. Howard and Joseph Hooker from Maj. Gen… Read More

30 Nov 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General George D. Johnston, and Brigadier General William A. Quarles.

Brigadier General George D. Johnston

Brigadier General William A. Quarles

30 Nov 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Major General Edward C. Walthall.

Major General Edward C. Walthall

30 Nov 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General William A. Quarles.

Brigadier General William A. Quarles

15 Dec 1864

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel William M. Voorhies.

15 Dec 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General George D. Johnston.

Brigadier General George D. Johnston

15 Dec 1864

Participated in the Battle of Nashville at Nashville, Tennessee.

The Battle of Nashville
The Battle of Nashville

Despite a series of defeats in the closing days of November, 1864, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood continued to drag his bloodied Army of Tennessee, approximately 30,000 strong, north towards Nashville. The city was protected by 55,000 Union soldiers, which should have precluded further offensive operations, but Hood was determined and his situation was dire. Hood reached Nashville on December 2nd and staked out a position south of the city, hoping to draw the Union forces into a costly attack. Ulys… Read More

09 Apr 1865

Tennessee 48th Voorhies' Infantry mustered out.