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Tennessee 50th Infantry (Confederate)

25 Dec 1861

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

26 Dec 1862

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General John Gregg.

Brigadier General John Gregg

26 Dec 1862

Assigned to the Division led by Major General Martin Luther Smith.

Major General Martin Luther Smith

26 Dec 1862

Participated in the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou at Warren County, MIssissippi.

12 May 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Beaumont.

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Beaumont

12 May 1863

Participated in the Battle of Raymond at Hinds County, Mississippi.

The Battle of Raymond
The Battle of Raymond

On May 12th, 1863, after days of hard marching towards Jackson, Mississippi, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant fought to secure the crossings of Fourteenmile Creek southwest of Raymond, which would provide a vital water source for his men and animals and serve as a staging area for a strike on the Confederate rail supply line between Clinton and Edwards, Mississippi.  Cutting the railroad here would cut off supplies to Grant's ultimate goal, the Mississippi River city of Vicksburg 30 miles to the west. At ar… Read More

19 Sep 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel Calvin H. Walker, Colonel Cyrus A. Sugg, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Beaumont, and Major Christopher W. Robertson.

19 Sep 1863

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson.

Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson

19 Sep 1863

Participated in the Battle of Chickamauga at Catoosa County, Georgia; Walker County, Georgia.

The Battle of Chickamauga
The Battle of Chickamauga

After the successful Tullahoma Campaign, Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans continued the Union offensive, aiming to force Gen. Braxton Bragg’s Confederate army out of Chattanooga.  Through a series of skillful marches towards the Confederate-held city, Rosecrans forced Bragg out of Chattanooga and into Georgia.  Determined to reoccupy the city, Bragg followed the Federals north, brushing with Rosecrans’ army at Davis’ Cross Roads.  While they marched on September 18th, his cavalry and infantry ski… Read More

24 Feb 1864

Tennessee 50th Infantry mustered out.

20 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel Stephen H. Colms.

20 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General George Maney.

Brigadier General George Maney

20 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Major General Benjamin F. Cheatham.

Major General Benjamin F. Cheatham

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

22 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Francis M. Walker.

22 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General George E. Maney.

Brigadier General George E. Maney

22 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Francis M. Walker.

22 Jul 1864

Participated in the Battle of Atlanta at Fulton County, Georgia; DeKalb County, Georgia.

The Battle of Atlanta
The Battle of Atlanta

Despite the defeat at Peach Tree Creek, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood still had hopes of driving Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Yankees from the outskirts of Atlanta with an offensive blow. On the night of July 21, 1864, Hood ordered Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's corps to make 15-mile night march and assault the Union left flank east of the city, held by Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's Army of the Tennessee. Joining the attack with Hardee would be the corps of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Cheatham. Hood attac… Read More

31 Aug 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel George C. Porter.

31 Aug 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General George E. Maney, and Brigadier General John C. Carter.

Brigadier General George E. Maney

Brigadier General John C. Carter

31 Aug 1864

Participated in the Battle of Jonesborough at Clayton County, Georgia.

The Battle of Jonesborough
The Battle of Jonesborough

By late August 1865, the city of Atlanta was not yet subdued by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's armies. A few supply lines remained open to the city supporting the army of Lieut. Gen. John B. Hood encircled there. Union cavalry raids inflicted only superficial damage, quickly repaired by the Confederates. Sherman determined that if he could destroy the Macon & Western and Atlanta & West Point Railroads to the south the Rebel army would be forced to evacuate the city. On August 25, Union infantry beg… Read More

30 Nov 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General John C. Carter, and Colonel Hume R. Field.

Brigadier General John C. Carter

Colonel Hume R. Field

30 Nov 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Mark P. Lowrey, and Major General John C. Brown.

Brigadier General Mark P. Lowrey

Major General John C. Brown

30 Nov 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General John C. Carter.

Brigadier General John C. Carter

30 Nov 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Major General John C. Brown.

Major General John C. Brown

30 Nov 1864

Participated in the Battle of Franklin (1864) at Franklin, Tennessee.

The Battle of Franklin (1864)
The Battle of Franklin (1864)

After allowing Maj. Gen. John Schofield’s Army of the Ohio to pass him near Spring Hill, Tennessee, the previous morning, Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood led his 30,000-man Army of Tennessee to the outskirts of Franklin on November 30th. Schofield's army had constructed a strong defensive line south of the town. Hood took a position two miles south of Schofield, with open, rolling farm land between them, and prepared to attack. At 4:00 p.m., over 20,000 Confederates moved forward east and west of the Columbia Pike… Read More