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2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry

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Most Decatur Countians serving in the Union Army were part of the 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry.  The following summary of the service of the 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry is taken from Frederick H. Dyer's A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Morningside Bookshop Dayton, OH, 1978.


Organized at Nashville, Clifton and Franklin, Tenn., October 2, 1863, to April 10, 1864.  Attached to Defences of Nashville & Louisville Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.


Duty at Clifton and on line of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad till November, 1864. Stone's Mill December 19, 1863. Skirmish in Berry [Perry] County April 29, 1864. Decatur County June 21. Centreville July. Blount County July 20. Skirmishes at Clifton July 22, 23, 30 and August 15-16. Marysville August 21. Clinton Road August 27. Clifton August 31 and September 1. Lobelville and Beardstown September 27. Centreville September 29. Moved to Johnsonville, Tenn., November, 1864, and duty on line of Duck River. Ordered to Gallatin December 9. Patrol river from Gallatin to Carthage. Duty at Clifton and on line of Louisville & Nashville Railroad till June. Mustered out June 27, 1865.

[Note:  The references to Blount Co., Clinton Road and Marysville above are not supported by the Official Record.  The author may have confused the 2nd TMI with another unit.  The geographic separation of these locations would probably have prevented engagements so closely spaced in time.]

Lost during service 3 Officers and 30 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 78 Enlisted men by disease.
Total 114.

2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry Index

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