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As a child, I loved to hear the stories told by the adults of times gone by. It didn’t occur to me then just how valuable these stories were to genealogists. This blog is a place for saving our family tales, long or short, however far fetched or valid they may be. Please feel free to post your stories, tales, limericks, songs, and any old yarns involving our ancestors.
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Compiled Service Records of My Confederate Ancestors

by Charlton Queen
Anglin, John W.—3rd Sgt. Thedford’s Co. 11th Regt. Tenn Vols on 5/25/1861 at Nashville for 1 yr. Age at enlistment: 25. Present on roll 8/15/1861. Present on roll 8/1/1861-10/1/1861. 9/1861 on sick furlough since 9/4/1861. 11/1861 on detached duty at Brigade Hospital. Absent on sick furlough to home in Dickson, TN from 12/11/1861 for 30 days. 12/1861 on furlough 20 days from 12/16/1861. 1/1862 on sick furlough since 12/11/1861. Discharged for disability on 2/15/1862.
Anglin, Martin V.—Pvt. Enlisted in Thedford’s Co. 11th Tenn Vols 5/25/1861 for 1 yr. Age at enlistment: 18. Present on roll 8/15/1861. Present on roll 8/1861-4/30/1862. Present on roll 5/1/1863 at Shelbyville, TN. Transferred to Co. H 11th Tenn Vols. Not stated if present on roll from 7/1862-8/1862. Present on roll 9/1862-8/1863. Report 10/1863 states deserted when Chattanooga evacuated on 9/8/1863 taking gun and equipments. Captured on 9/12/1863 near Chattanooga. Sent to Nashville on 9/18/1863. Note: Deserter to be released at Nashville. Hs taken Oath of Allegiance.
Austin, G. W.—Pvt. Enlisted Co. K 11th TN Vols on 1/23/1863 (Conscript) at Shelbyville, TN for 3 yrs. Present on roll 1/1863-2/1864. Deserted 11/26/1864.
Barnhill, James G.—Enlisted 11/5/1862. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Age at enlistment: 32. Born: Hickman County; Height: 6’1″; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Fair; Occupation: Farmer. Present on roll 12/11/1862-12/31/1862. Absent from roll 1/1863-2/1863. On detached service at Knoxville, TN since 2/27/1863 by order approved by Brig. Gen. Graice. Present on roll3/1863-6/1863. Absent sick from roll 7/1863-8/1863. Sent to Asylum Hospital Knoxville on 8/4/1863. Present on roll 11/1863-8/1864. Captured on 9/5/1864 at Atlanta. Sent to Louisville, Ky. Transferred to Camp Douglas, Illinois n 10/29/1864. Died of Typhoid Fever 11/13/1864. Buried Block 2 Chicago City Cemetery.
Barnhill, Vachel J.—Enlisted 11/5/1862. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Age at enlistment: 21. Born: Hickman County; Height: 6’2″; Hair: Fair; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Dark; Occupation: Farmer. Present on roll 12/11/1862-12/31/1862. Absent from roll 1/1863-2/1863. On detached service at Knoxville, TN since 2/27/1863 by order approved by Brig. Gen. Graice. Present on roll 3/1863-12/1864. Took Oath of Allegiance 5/4/1865.
Buttrey, James F. E.—Cpl. Enlisted 11/5/1862. Present on roll12/11/1862-2/1863. Absent 3/1863-4/1863 at Lewis Springs in charge of sick and baggage by order of Brig. Gen. Graice. Present on roll 5/1863-8/1863. Promoted to Sgt. 7/1/1863. Present on roll 11/1863-12/1864. Paroled 4/28/1865. Took Oath of Allegiance 5/4/1865. Parole papers list as 6’1″ with blue/gray eyes.
Buttrey, James M.—Pvt. Enlisted on 11/5/1862 at Williamson County for 3 yrs or the war. Age at enlistment: 18. Born: Dickson County. Eyes: Blue; Hair: Dark; Complexion: Fair; Occupation: Farmer. Present on roll 12/11/1862-8/1863. Present on roll11/1863-8/1864. Admitted to Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, GA on 10/15/1864. Returned to duty 11/19/1864.
Buttrey, W. G. W.—Pvt. Enlisted 11/5/1862 at Dickson County, Tenn. Present on roll 12/11/1862-2/1864. Died of chronic diarrhea 2/5/1864 in hospital at Covington, Georgia.
Buttrey, Wm G. D.—Enlisted 11/11/1862 at Dickson County, Tn. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Age at enlistment: 26. Born: Williamson County; Height: 5’10”; Hair: Fair; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Occupation: Farmer. Present on rolls 12/11/1862-2/1863. Absent from roll 3/1863-4/1863. Left at Cumberland Gap 3/29/1863 sick by order of W. E. Abraham, Chief Surgeon. Since sent to hospital at Knoxville. Absent from roll 5/1863-6-1863. Furloughed 6/18/1863 for 30 days by W. L. Hilliard, Surgeon Fair Grounds Hospital, Knoxville, Tenn. Absent from roll 7/1863-8/1863. Home on furlough in Mid-Tenn. Not heard from lately. Absent from roll 11/1863-12/1863. Absent from roll 1/1864-2/1864. Furloughed from Knoxville for 30 day on 6/15/1863. Having never since reported. Supposed to have deserted.
Cunningham, James F.—Cpl. Enlisted 11/9/1862 for the war. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Age at enlistment: 24. Born: Hickman County; Height: 5’8″; Hair: Fair; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Light; Occupation: Shoemaker. Present on roll 1/1863-12/1864. Promoted to Ordinance Sgt. on 5/8/1863. Paroled 4/28/1865.
Edwards, Jesse B.—Enlisted 10/30/1862 for the war. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Age at enlistment: 18. Born: Dickson County; Height: 5’8″; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Occupation: Blacksmith. Present on roll 12/11/1862-2/1863. Absent from roll 3/1863-4/1863. Left sick at Cumberland Gap on 3/29/1863 by order of W. T. Abrahams, Chief Surgeon. Since sent to hospital at Knoxville. Present on roll5/1863-6/1863. Absent sick from roll 7/1863-8/1863. Sent to hospital at Knoxville on 7/11/1863. Present on roll 11/1863-8/1864. Absent from roll 11/1864-12/1864. Sent to General Hospital at Macon, GA on 10/9/1864 by Surgeon Murphy. Released from hospital 11/18/1864.
Forehand, John L.—Enlisted 12/8/1862 at Hickman County. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Age at enlistment: 25. Born: Davidson County; Height: 5’11”; Hair: Sandy; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Occupation: Farmer. Present on roll 12/11/1862-12/1864. Promoted to Cpl. 12/12/1864. Paroled 4/28/1865. Took Oath of Allegiance on 5/4/1865.
Lampley, A. S.—Pvt. Co. A 1st TN Cav. Captured 3/16/1864 at Union City, TN. Received at Camp Chase 4/22/1864. from Cairo, Illinois. Died 12/9/1864 of smallpox at grave #585, 1/2 mile south of Camp Chase, Ohio.
Lampley, Anderson M.—Pvt. Co. D 11th Tn Cav. Enlisted 10/10/1862 at Murfreesboro. Received $100 for use of horse. Absent from roll 3/1863-6/20/1864-wounded. In hospital at Columbia. On retired list 6/15/1863. Reported to Greensboro, GA post as retired between 6/30/1863-10/31/1864. Listed on Invalid Corps 8/20/1864. Not stated if present on 1/1865-2/1865-Failed to have retired papers renewed after 6 months.
Lampley, Andrew J.—Enlisted 12/8/1862. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Age at enlistment: 18. Born: Dickson County. Height: 5’10”; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Occupation: Farmer. Present on roll 12/11/1862-8/1863. Deserted near Knoxville 8/6/1863.
Lampley, Andrew—Enlisted 12/13/1862 for the war. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Present on roll 12/11/1862-8/1863. Deserted near Knoxville 8/6/1863.
Lampley, Radford T.—Enlisted on 11/9/1862 at Dickson County for the war. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Age at enlistment: 30. Born: Dickson County; Height 5’5″; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Occupation: Farmer. Present on roll 12/11/1862-8/1863. Deserted near Knoxville 8/6/1863.
Lankford, Arter R.—Enlisted 12/4/1862 at Dickson County. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Age at enlistment: 25. Born: Dickson; Height: 6’0″; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Occupation: Farmer. Present on roll 12/11/1862-12/31/1862. Absent on roll 1/1863-2/1863. On detached duty in Dickson to depose of private horses since 1/20/1863 by order of Brig. Gen. Groves and reported sick. Present on roll 3/1863-4/1863. Promoted to Corp. Present on roll 5/1863-8/1863. Promoted to Sgt. Present 11/1863-12/1864. Paroled 4/28/1865. Took Oath of Allegiance 5/4/1865.
Lankford, Dilliard H.—Enlisted on 12/4/1862 at Dickson County. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Age at enlistment: 19. Born: Dickson; Height: 5’8″; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Occupation: Farmer. Present on roll 12/11/1862-12/1864. Paroled 4/28/1865. Took Oath of Allegiance 5/4/1865.
Lankford, Tilman P.—Enlisted 12/9/1862 at Dickson County. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Age at enlistment: 30. Born: Dickson; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Fair; Occupation: Farmer. Present on roll 12/11/1862-12/1864. Paroled 4/28/1865. Took Oath of Allegiance 5/4/1865.
Lankford, William J.—Enlisted 12/5/1862 at Dickson County. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Age at enlistment: 21. Born: Dickson County; Height 5’10”; Hair: Dark; Eyes: Dark; Complexion: Dark; Occupation: Farmer. Present on roll 12/11/1862-8/1863. Promoted to Cpl. 7/1/1863. Deserted since muster and before payments.
Mangrum, J. W.—Enlisted Co. H 20th Tn Inf. on 5/28/1861 at Franklin, TN for 1 yr. Present on roll 7/28/1862-10/1862. Absent without leave 11/1862-2/1863. Absent 4/1863-5-1863-wounded. 5/1863-1/27/1864. Deserted 4/1863.
Mangrum, Jesse—Conscripted 10/6/1862. Wounded hand 1/2/1863 at Murfreesboro. Furloughed 1/12/1863 for 30 days at Atlanta, GA. Deserted 12/1/1864.
Mangrum, John C.—Enlisted 11/9/1862 at Dickson County. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Age at enlistment: 30. Born: Jefferson County, Tn. Height: 5’8″; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue; Complexion: Dark; Occupation Farmer. Present on roll12/11/1862-6/1863. Deserted 6/1/1863 at Cumberland Gap. Captured 5/6/1863 at Richmond, Ky. Sent to Lexington, Ky. On roll as POW at Camp Chase, Ohio 6/13/1863. Departed 6/20/1863 for Johnson’s Island. Transferred to Point Lookout 10/30/1863. At Sandusky, Ohio on 11/4/1863. On roll as POW at Point Lookout 4/7/1864. Joined U.S. service 4/7/1864.
Mangrum, W. P.—Enlisted in Co. H 20th TN on 11/10/1862 at Franklin. Present on roll 9/1862-12/23/1862. Absent without leave 1/1863-2/1863. Present on roll 4/1863-6/1863. Deserted 7/13/1863.
Mangrum, Wesley—Enlisted in Co. H 20th TN Inf. on 9/20/1861 at Camp Buckner, Franklin, Tenn for 1 yr. Present on roll 2/28/1862-6/1863. Wounded arm 6/24/1863 at Hoover Gap, TN. Present on roll 7/1863-12/1863. Present at Dalton, GA on 1/27/1864. Present on roll 3/1864-10/1864.
Mangrum, William—Enlisted in Co. H 20th TN Inf. on 11/10/1862 at Franklin. Present on rol 9/1862-1/27/1864. Deserted 2/23/1864. Took Oath of Allegiance 2/26/1864. Height: 5’9″; Hair: Black; Eyes: Black; Complexion: Dark. Present at Dalton, GA on 1/27/1864.
Rice, David H.—2nd Lt. Co. C 11th Regt. Tenn. Vols. Enlisted on 5/25/1861 at Nashville for 1 yr. Age at enlistment: 25. Mustered in 8/15/1861. Present on roll 8/1861-4/30/1862. Promoted to 1st Lt. on 8/30/1861. Not stated if present on roll 7/1862-10/1862. Absent sick since 10/27/1862 on roll 11/1/1862 at Bean’s Station. Present on roll11/1862-2/1863. Deserted 2/7/1863.
Sullivan, Wm.—Enlisted 12/15/1862 at Dickson County. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Present on roll 12/11/1862-2/1863. Absent 3/1863-4/1863–Detailed 4/29/1863 to go to Strawberry Plains for sick and baggage by order of Capt. Baxter. Present on roll 5/1863-6/1863–Detailed on extra duty as a teamster 5/1/1863. Present on roll 7/1863-8/1863–Permanently detailed as teamster. Present on roll 11/1863-8/1864. Absent on roll 11/1864-12/1864. Sent to Gen. Hospital at Macon, GA on 10/19/1864 by Asst. Surgeon Beauchamp. Paroled 4/28/1865. Oath of Allegiance taken 5/4/1865. Height: 5’8″; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Gray; Complexion: Dark. Resides in Dickson.
Tidwell, Aquilla—Enlisted 12/23/1862 at Maury Co. Reported to Company 1/26/1863. Residence: Dickson, County. Height: 5’10”; Hair: Sandy; Eyes: Gray. Present on roll 1/186312/1864. Paroled 4/28/1865. Took Oath of Allegiance on 5/4/1865.
Tidwell, Benjamin—Pvt. Enlisted in Thedford’s Co. 11th Tn Infantry. Age at enlistment: 20. Mustered in 5-25-61 at Nashville for a period of 12 months. Present on rolls 8/1/1861-2/1863. Roll dated 5/1/1863 at Shelbyville, Tn lists Benjamin as having died on 4/16/1863. Letter from Lumpkin Hospital, Rome, Georgia:
I certify that Corpl B. Tidwell of Co. H 11th Tenn Regt. Volunteers died at the Lumpkin Hospital Rome GA on the 10th day of April of (remainder of line is illegible). Inventory of effects

  • Cash six + 65/100 dollars
  • 1 overcoat
  • 1 dress coat
  • 1 pr pants
  • 1 pr drawers
  • 1 pr boots
  • 1 shirt
  • 1 day book
  • 1 pocket book
  • 1 blanket

Gill Rogers, Acting Surgeon
Lumpkin Hospital
Tidwell, E. M.—Pvt. Capt. F. F. Tidwell’s Co. 11th Regt. Tenn Vols. Age at enlistment: 30. Enrolled on 12/12/1862 at Dickson County by Capt. Tidwell for 3 yrs. Present on rolls 11/1862-2-1863. Roll dated 5/1/1863 lists E. M. as died at Cheatham’s Div. Hospital on 3/16/1863.
Tidwell, Fulton F.—1st Lt. Thedford’s Co. 11th Tenn Vols. Age at enlistment: 21. Enrolled on 5/25/1861 at Nashville for 1 yr. Muster in roll dated 8/16/1861. Present on roll 8/1861-4/30/1862. Promoted to Captain 5/1/1862. Present on rolls at Cumberland Ford, Ky 9/1861-10/1861. Absent with leave from Cumberland Ford, Ky on roll dated 11/1861. Joined command for duty on 12/8/1861. Present on roll at Cumberland Ford, Ky 1/1862. Present 7/1862-8/1862. Roll dated 11/30/1862 for 9/1862-10/1862 does not state if he was present. Recapitulation shows absent with leave Present on roll 11/1862-12/1862 Slightly wounded in neck at Battle of Murfreesboro. Present on roll 1/1863-4/1863. Present on roll dated 5/1/1863 at Shelbyville, Tn. Present on rolls 7/1863-2/1864. Absent sick on roll 7/8/1864. Listed wounded on 7/9/1864 on inspection report at Atlanta. Present on roll at Jonesboro 9/17/1864. Paroled at Greensboro, NC 5/30/1865.
Tidwell, Hickman C.—Pvt. Enlisted in Co. E 11th Regt. Tn Vols. Age at enlistment: 17. Enrolled on 5/18/1861 for 1 yr. Present on roll 8/16/1861 at __________ Bridge, Tenn. Not stated if present on roll 8/1861-10/1861. Regimental return 9/1861 shows on sick furlough since 7/16/1861. Present on roll 3/1862-4/1862. Transferred 5/1/1862 to Co. K at Cumberland Gap. Present on extra duty 7/1/1862-8/31/1862. Present on roll 9/1862-12/1862 on extra duty as herdsman since 7/1/1862. Present on roll 1/1863-4/1863 on extra duty as an orderly for Col. Thedford since 2/1/1863. Present on roll 5/6/1863 at Shelbyville. Present on roll 7/1863-2/1864 acting orderly for Col. Thedford since 2/1/1863.
Tidwell, John H.—Enlisted 12/15/1862 at Dickson. Present on roll 12/11/1862-8/1863. Deserted since muster and before payments.
Tidwell, Josiah—Brevet 2nd Lt. F. F. Tidwell’s Co. Age at enlistment: 23. Resigned 7/1861. Present on roll 5/1/1863 at Shelbyville, TN.
Tidwell, Silas—Pvt. Enlisted in Capt. Thedford’s Co. 11th Regt., Tenn Vols on 8/10/1861. Age at enlistment: 20. Mustered in 8/15/1861. Present on roll 8/1861-4/1862. Present on roll 7/1862-4/1863. Present on roll 5/1/1863 at Shelbyville, TN. Present on roll 7/1863-12/1863. Present on roll 1/1864-2-1864. KIA since last muster roll taken.
Tidwell, Solomon—Enlisted 11/9/1862 at Dickson County. Mustered in 12/11/1862. Age at enlistment: 18. Born: Dickson County, Tenn. Height: 5’7″; Hair: Light; Eyes: Dark; Complexion : Fair; Occupation: Farmer. Present on roll 12/11/1862-12/31/1862. Absent on roll 1/1863-2/1863-On detached service service at Knoxville since 2/15/1863 to forage horses by order of Brig. Gen. Gracie. Present on roll 3/1863-12/1864. Paroled 4/29/1865. Took Oath of Allegiance 5/6/1865.
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