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MORTALLY SMITTEN CONFEDERATE INFANTRYMEN OF THE 27th AND 13th INFANTRY REGIMENTS, CIVIL WAR

Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith

Mr. Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith of Jackson has published seven genealogical miscellanies for Henderson County.  He wishes to share this information as widely as possible and has granted permission for these web pages to be created.  We thank Mr. Smith for his generosity.  Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2001

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  The information for these listings was taken by the present writer from the "Compiled Military Service Records, Confederate."

 

The Twenty-Seventh Infantry Regiment

  This regiment was formally organized September 10, 1861; reorganized May 1862; part of the First Tennessee Regiment, January 1863; part of the Consolidated Tennessee Infantry, April 1865; surrendered and parolled at Greensboro, North Carolina, spring of 1865. Several companies were composed of Henderson County men (companies D, F, I and K).

ALLEN AUSTIN, age 23. Company D. Enlisted September 3, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Killed at battle of Chickamauga, Tennessee, September 19, 1863.

HENRY ANDERSON, age not given. Company I. Enlisted October 5, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died September 16, 1862.

J. M. BEAVERS, age 16. Company D. Enlisted September 8, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died May 1, 1862 in "the country."

WILLIAM BARNES, age 30. Company K. Enlisted August 7, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. "Supposedly" died in March 1862.

JOHN A. BARRON, age not given. Company K. Enlisted October 29, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Killed at battle of Shiloh, April 7, 1862, "fighting gallantly."

HENRY W. BREASEAL, age 29. Company K. Enlisted August 7, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Killed at battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6, 1862, "fighting gallantly."

STANHOPE F. BUCK, age 19. Company I. Enlisted August 3, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Killed at battle of Perryville, Kentucky, October 8, 1862.

THOMAS A. CRAVEN, age 26. Company I. Enlisted August 3, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died March 1, 1862.

ELY (ELI) DIFFEE, age 34. Company I. Enlisted August 22, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Left sick at Feliciana, December 25, 1862; died June 10, 1863.

JOHN R. DONNELL, age not given. Company K. Enlisted September 16, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died March 6, 1862.

JOHN DUNSON, age not given. Company K. Enlisted September 16, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died March 25, 1862.

JEREMIAH (JERRY) GOODWIN, age 19. Company K. Enlisted August 7, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died "about" June 1, 1862.

R. J. HARDIN, age 20. Company D. Enlisted August 7, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Killed at battle of Perryville, Kentucky, October 8, 1862.

JOHN HANKS, age not given. Company K. Enlisted January 15, 1862, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Died March 13, 1862.

W. W. HILL, age 18. Company I. Enlisted August 22, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Killed at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, November 25, 1863.

DAVID H. HOLMES, age 29. Company K. Enlisted August 7, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died "about" May 1, 1862.

ROBERT JAMISON, age 21. Company K. Enlisted August 7, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died at Corinth, Mississippi, April 7, 1862.

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JOHN JOHNSON, age 19. Company K. Enlisted August 7, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Killed at battle of Shiloh, April 7, 1862, "fighting gallantly."

JAMES KELLY, age 27. Company K. Enlisted August 7, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died at Corinth, Mississippi, May 27, 1862.

SAMUEL M. McCLERKIN, age 18. Company A. Enlisted August, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died April 1, 1862.

JOHN McGILL, age 22. Company K. Enlisted August 7, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died at Tupelo, Mississippi, August 1, 1861.

D. H. MULLINS, age 21. Company I. Enlisted August 22, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died in the hospital, August 10, 1862.

WILLIAM S. PEARSON, age 17. Company I; transferred to Company D, December 6, 1861. Enlisted August 22, 1861, Trenton, Tenn.; promoted to 5th Sergeant, February 28, 1862; appointed 2 Sergeant, December 31, 1863. Killed in the fighting around Marietta, Georgia, June 22, 1864.

B. J. HICKS POPE, age 26. Company K. Enlisted August 7, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died April 1, 1862.

C. J. PRICHARD, age 38. Company D. Enlisted September 6, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Killed at battle of Perryville, Kentucky, October 8, 1862

S. D. PRICHARD, age 35. Company D. Enlisted September 6, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died July 4, 1862.

P. H. PRIDDY, age 23. Company D. Enlisted September 8, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Appointed 2nd Corporal, August 31, 1863. Killed July 22, 1864, Georgia.

WILLIAM A. RHODES, age 25. Company A. Enlisted August 3, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Served as a corporal for five months. Killed at Perryville, Kentucky, October 8, 1862.

WILLIAM A. RHODES, age 24. Company A. Enlisted August 3, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died March 10, 1862.

DANIEL ROSS, age 17. Company I. Enlisted August 22, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died September 30, 1863.

SAMUEL A. SAYLE, age 29. Captain Company I. Enlisted August 22, 1861, Trenton, Tenn.

His obituary appeared in the WEST TENNESSEE WHIG, April 25, 1862:
This gallant officer fell at the battle of Shiloh, near Tennessee river, on the 6th of April, while leading his men on to battle and victory. He had command of company 1, 27th regiment of Tenn. volunteers and was a citizen of Henderson co., Tenn. He fell early in the action, receiving a deadly wound from a grapeshot, from the enemy's battery. He fell almost without a struggle and his company and the Regiment have sustained an irreparable loss by his untimely death. The writer of this /obituary/ was well acquainted with Capt. Sayle — had known him at home as well as in the army. He was a brave man who loved him country and gave himself up as a living sacrifice on her altar. I had conversed with Capt. Sayle on the morning previous to the opening of the battle — he was cheerful and hopeful and said he knew we would gain the day. After we were formed into line of battle and advancing on the enemy (his command being next to mine in the regiment) we were halted down in a hollow amid thick undergrowth and ravine; he said to me, "I don't like this, I don't like our position, I desire to get into a clear open place where I can do execution and see it done." After we

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left this position he remarked to me, "When you hear the commands please report them in a clear and dIstinct voice so that I may not misunderstand and give them to my men. "These were his last words; when the enemy opened his battery, he fell the first fire. I have often talked with Capt. Sayle about our homes; he loved his home dearly, he doted on his wife /Nora Williams Sayle, whom he had married only recently/, she was always uppermost in his mind and had strong hopes of returning to her greetings but alas! the brittle thread was cut and there is no more left of the hero, the soldier, the martyr, the christian, Capt. Samuel A. Sayle. He was an ornament to the society in which he lived, his friends loved and he loved them in return. He was an exemplary citizen, a faithful and true followed of Christ and I confidently believe he has found a final resting place in eternal mansions beyond the grave, where the cares and troubles of the Soldier are unknown. Peace be to his ashes.
Camp Corinth, April 8th, 1862. J. M. T. /John M. Taylor/

JAMES W. SCOTT, age 21. Company K. Enlisted August 7, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Killed at battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, April 7, 1862, "fighting gallantly."

W. B. SCOTT, age not given. Company I. Enlisted August 21, 1861, Trenton, Tenn.; wounded at battle of Chickamauga and died in hospital, October 21, 1863. Vital information about him: stood 5'10", fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair; born in Henderson Co., Tenn.; a farmer.

WILLIAM H. SHACKELFORD, age 30. Company I. Enlisted August 3, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died March 20, 1862.

ALFRED STOBAUGH, age 25. Company I. Enlisted August 13, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died February 10, 1862.

WILLIAM S. TAYLOR, age 30. Company I. Enlisted August 3, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died April 12, 1862.

LEVI TUBBS, age 23. Company D. Enlisted September 3, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died June 19, 1862.

B. T. TODD, age not given. Company K. Enlisted September 27, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Died March 25, 1862.

W. MILES THOMAS, age not given. Company I. Enlisted August 3, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Absent; wounded; at home; noted as "dead" in Jan.-Feb. 1863 muster roll.

LEROY WARNER, age 23. Company K. Enlisted August 7, Trenton, Tenn. Killed at battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, April 7, 1862, "fighting gallantly."

B. W. WARNER, age not given. Company K. Enlisted October 3, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Killed at battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6, 1862, "fighting gallantly."

JOSEPH H. WHEELER, age 22. Company I. Enlisted August 13, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Killed at battle of Perryville, Kentucky, october 8, 1862.

JOHN WOODRELL, age 24. Company K. Enlisted August 7, 1861, Trenton, Tenn. Killed at battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6, 1862.

 

The Thirteenth Infantry Regiment

  This regiment was formally organized September 10, 1861; reorganized May 1862; part of First Regiment Tennessee Infantry, January 1863; part of Consolidated Tennessee Regiment of Infantry, April 1865; surrendered and parolled at Greensboro, North Carolina, spring of 1865. Only one company, Company I, was composed of men from Henderson County from the area around Mifflin in what is now Chester County, Tennessee.

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WILLIAM ALSUP. Enlisted May 30, l96l, Jackson, Tennessee. Died at Madrid, Missouri, August 10, 1861.

JOHN AUTRY. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tennessee. 4th Sgt. Died at home in Henderson County, October 15, 1861 of pneumonia.

JOHN BARHAM. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tennessee. Died in the hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, July 19, 1861.

W. H. BEAVER. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tennessee. Died at home, Henderson County, Tennessee, October 4, 1861, measles.

JOHN BELL. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tennessee. Died in hospital, Memphis, Tenn., August 1, 1861.

HENRY CARVER. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tennessee; died "about" September 1, 1861.

C. C. CAWTHON. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tennessee. Killed at Belmont, Missouri, November 7, 1861.

His obituary appeared in the WEST TENNESSEE WHIG, November 22, 1861:
They fought like brave men, long and well. They piled that ground with Yankees, slain. They conquered — but Columbus fell, bleeding in his country's name.
Christopher Columbus Cawthon, the son of John L. and Martha Cawthon, Mifflin, Tenn., was born Sept. 8th, 1842 and died Nov. 7th, 1861, aged 19 years, two months and 29 days. Our much esteemed young friend fell with the full armor on in the battle opposite Columbus, Kentucky, fighting nobly and valiantly in defense of his country. He has left a numerous and extensive circle of friends and acquaintances who deeply sympathize and mourn with his bereaved parents for his untimely death. It is indeed a heavy stroke for he was a universal favorite with us all and those only who knew him best could appreciate his superior worth. Our young friend was one of the first to volunteer in the Forked Deer Company, the first company that Henderson county sent out to meet the foe. He held the office of 2d Sergeant which office he discharged with honor to himself and to the entire satisfaction of the company. He fell early in the action and breathed his last in the arms of his brave comrades that picked him up when first they saw him fall. He received a death wound from an ill-fated musket ball which entered his neck just below the chin and supposed to lodge in the shoulder. He died almost without a struggle and without uttering a word. He died covered all over with glory but he has left a void among his parents and friends at home that can never be filled. He had many amiable traits of character -courteous and polite to every one with cheerful spirits and a smile on his countenance, he never failed to awaken interest even among strangers. He was remarkably kind and polite to the ladies and an especial favorite with all the "girls, "for they all knew "Kit" and indeed in him they had a true friend. He was a dutiful son and very affectionate to his brothers and sisters. While he was in camp it was his constant care to keep his parents from being uneasy about him. He wrote very often and his letters were encouraging and cheerful and would always say, "Ma, don't be uneasy, I will take care of myself." But alas! he has been cut down from among us, and the high hopes and bright anticipations of his fond parents have been blighted. He was indeed a young man of bright promise; was the pride and boast of the vicinity in which he lived and would have been the future stay and solace of his parents declining years. It is a sad bereavement to them but they must bear with it as he has but just paid the debt that we must all pay, sooner or later. Peace be to his shades.
Mifflin, Nov. 11, 1861.  S.

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GEORGE W. CROW, age 26, from Jacks Creek. Enlisted May 30, Jackson, Tenn.; Died at Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 13, 1862, congestion.

W. B. DICKINSON, JR. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Died at Sikeston, Missouri, May 29, 1861, measles.

G. B. GREEN. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn.; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, May l, 1862. Killed at Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 31, 1862.

LAFAYETTE HAMLETT. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Killed at Belmont, Missouri, November 7, 1861.

JAMES E. HENDRIX. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Died of fever in hospital in Oxford, Miss., August 7, 1862.

JERRY HART. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Died at home, Henderson Co., Tenn., October 2, 1862, diarrhea.

J. A. MCGAUGHLIN. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Died from wounds received at Stone Mountain, Georgia, in Atlanta, Ga. hospital, January 17, 1863. ANOTHER J. A. McGaughlin listed as in this company, killed at Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 31, 1862.

F. M. McNEELY. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Died of congestion in McNairy Co., Tenn., April 8, 1862.

JOHN L. MITCHELL. Enlisted January 10, 1862 at Columbus, Kentucky. Killed at battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6, 1862.

G. H. NEILL. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Died in Henderson Co., Tenn., June 1, 1862.

JOHN G. NESBIT. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Killed at Belmont, Mo., Nov. 7, 1861.

JOHN L. REED. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Died August 30, 1862 at Richmond, Kentucky.

LEWIS ROBERTSON. Enlisted November, 1861 Columbus, Ky. Killed at battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6, 1862.

A. J. SMITH. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Died at Lauderdale Springs, Miss., May 30, 1862.

R. R. STONE. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Killed at Richmond, Ky., August 30, 1862.

D. R. TILLMAN. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Sgt. Severely wounded at Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 31, 1862; died in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 13, 1863.

J. N. VANDYKE. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Killed at battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6, 1862.

H. N. WAGGONER. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Died at Belmont, Mo., May 30, 1861.

N. D. WILSON. Enlisted May 30, 1861, Jackson, Tenn. Killed at Randolph, Tenn. "about" July 5, 1861.

 

Other works by Jonathan K. T. Smith can be found at the Madison County Records Repository at TNGenWeb.

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