The Confederate Army

Company A, 7th Tennessee Infantry
Capt. John F. Goodner's company was raised at Alexandria in April, 1861, and became Company A, Seventh Tennessee Infantry. When Col. Robert Hatton became Brigadier general, Goodner was elected Lieutenant colonel and commanded the regiment much of the time during the remainder of the war. Colonel Goodner, as shown elsewhere, commanded a company in the Mexican War. The seventh saw muvh service - was in the Yorktown campaign, at Seven Pines, in the Seven Days' battles, at Culpeper Courthouse, Bull Run , Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spottsylvania, Petersburg, and Fort Archer, and surrendered at Appomattox. Colonel Goodner died at Alexandria some years after the war. The muster roll shows the following names in his company:


Captain: John F. Goodner;
Lieutenant:R. V. Wright. After Goodner became lieutenant Colonel, R. V. Wright was elected captain, serving until Allison's squadron of cavalry was organized, when he was elected captain of Company C of that battalion. J. S. Dowell became captain of Company A, serving until the close of the war.
First Lieutenant: J. S. Dowell;
Second Lieutenant: F. W. Hobson;
Third Lieutenant: Robert C. Bone;


Sergeants: Wilmoth Burges, James Vannata, R. D. Floyd, J. A. Donnell, J. T. Barbee;
Corporals: Dixon A. Foutch, James R. Newsom, A. M. C. Robinson, Bartlett Warford;

Privates: W. H. Atwell, John H. Allison, Robert Allison, William Bailiff, Joab Bailiff, William Bartlett, John Caskey, John Cheek, A. J. Cheek, V. B. Coe, J. N. Compton, G. W. Cowen, John L. Close, Hi Curtis, Chesley Chapman, G. W. Driver, Thomas D avis, Alfonse Emerique, William T. Floyd, W. J. Foster, Elijah A. Foutch, F. L. Foutch, R. D. Floyd, Levi Foutch, J. B. Garrison, G. W. Gregson, William Griffin, T. W. Goodner, Abe Hendrixon, William Hinesley, W. H. Hullet, J. R. Harris, John Johnson, L. C. Lincoln, John L. Luck, G. W. Lamberson, W. R. Lamberson, J. J. Martin, Pl J. Mason, J. D. Martin, G. W. Murry, Irvin D. Murphey, L. D. McGuffey, R. Malone, Theo. Moores, J. D. Nix, T. A. Newley, R. H. Newsom, Burr F. Paty, J. W. Pendleton, Lit R. Parki nson, John Read, G. W. Reasonover, Thomas J. Sneed, C. P. Shaver, Walter Sullins, W. R. Sims, D. W. Sewell, William Sewell, Isaac Sanlin, Dan Snider, J. W. Shanks, William Bartley, H. M. Wilson, Ben Hood, H. H. Hood, S. Ashby, Elijah Jones, James Risdon, Andrew Robinson, Thomas Light, Andrew Pratt, A. L. Davis, Horace Newsom, O. J. Williams.


G. W. Driver, J. B. Garrison, P. J. Mason, James Vannata, T. W. Sewell. All at Seven Pines, May 31, 1862:
G. W. Cowan, James Winfrey, J. Williams, Joab Bailiff, L. R. Parkinson. At Chancellorsville.
Chesley Chapman. At Mechanicsville.


J. Cheek, November 6, 1862; V. B. Coe, September 25, 1861; J. Compton, September 15, 1861; L. D. McGuffey, November 13, 1862; J. Pendleton, December 15, 1861; W. R. Sims, January 5, 1863; William Willoughby, December 5, 1863;

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Company F, 24th Tennessee Infantry

Capt. R. D. Allison's company F, Twenty-Fourth Tennessee Infantry, was raised at Alexandria in 1861 and was organized with the regiment mentioned. He was elected colonel and H. P. Dowell captain. Allison resigned in 1862 and organized a cavalry batt alion at Alexandria, with J. S. Reese, who had been discharged from the Twenty-Fourth because of his age. This Battalion will receive further notice later on.

The Twenty-Fourth took part in the battles of Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Franklin, and Nashville, surrendering at Greensboro, N. C.


Colonel: R. D. Allison
Captain: H. P. Dowell
1st Lieutenant: J. F. Luckey
2nd Lieutenant: W. S. Patey

3rd Lieutenant: W. D. Fielding


Sergeants: James A. Barnett, M. D. Braswell, Lewis E. Simpson, J. W. Jaques
Corporals: C. Scott, G. W. Gordon, J. A. Clark, A. Rollands

PRIVATES: James Allison, Robert Allison, D. L. Allen, J. L. Askew, T. B. Brown, E. A. Barbee, S. Briggs, A. J. Bradford, Robert Barbee, W. P. Bennett, James Barr, Tobe Briggs, J. R. Betty, T. F. Bradley, Giles Bowers, Sampson Braswell, T. Brown, L. B. Baker, G. W. Bowers, Abe Britton, Isaac Cooper, W. B. Carter, J. J. Cutter, R. D. Coffee, Nathan Corley, W. C. Curtis, A. P. Crowder, Thomas Chandler, B. F. Cochran, M. J. Covington, W. D. G. Carnes, A. L. Cranler, Josiah Conger, N. L. Craddock, J. C. Craddock, Miles Covington, R. J. Davis, W. C. Davis, R. G. Davis, W. P. Dennie, M. F. Doss, J. D. Estes, L. H. Fite, J. C. Foutch, W. C. Fielding, C. Ferrel, J. E. Gold, J. P. Gold, J. F. Gaultney, James S. Glenn, John A. Gregory, G. W. Gordon, D. D. H udson, Horace Hays, J. P. Hale, John R. Hale, G. W. Hale, W. H. Hays, J. W. Hubbard, A. D. Helmantaller, J. Heflin, W. T. Jones, T. L. Johnson, J. M. King, S. J. King, Robert King, John Luckey, W. H. Luckey, John Laurence, W. H. Lincoln, Sam Luckey, W. S. Lynch, Bailey Marks, J. Mooneyham, William H. Mott, J. A. Mooneyham, C. C. Martin, James Nolan, Jasper Owens, W. W. Patterson, Lewis Barrett, W. C. Preston, W. D. Prentiss, J. H. Powell, Amos Petries, J. C. Prichard, S. A. Powell, L. A. Rollands, J. S. R eece, Ed Reece, James Raney, A. J. Stephens, John Smith, J. W. Stewart, Andrew Stuart, W. H. Thomas, John Thomas, W. M. Timberlake, J. M. Shavers, N. Vantrease, J. T. Winfrey, J. W. Whitley, J. A. Winfrey, Lewis Washburn, W. E. Williams, W. H. Whittington , F. P. Lyon.


W. C. Curtis, J. F. Gaultney, F. P. Lyon, Joseph Woolen at Shilo.
J. C. Craddock, A. P. Crouch, Bailey Marks, J. A. Mooneyham, Joel Mooneyham, Amos Petry, G. W. Hall at Perryville.
J. A. King, W. J. Knight, C. Fumel at Murfreesboro.
J. W. Stewart at Chickamauga.


James Allison, December 24, 1861; Sampson Braswell, January 4, 1862; W. B. Carter, January 10, 1862; W. H. Mott at Alexandria after having been wounded at Murfreesboro.

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Company A, 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

Company A, Capt. L. N. Savage, was raised around Smithville in May 1861, and mustered into the Sixteenth Tennessee Regiment June 9. Captain Savage was born in Warren County April 25, 1837, removed to Smithville in 1859, and was mortally wounded at Mu rfreesboro, dying March 15, 1863. The company was in the Cheat Mountain and Little Sewell Mountain campaigns and at Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kennesaw, Jonesboro, Franklin, and Nashville. It surrendered in North Carolina.< /dd>


Captain: L. N. Savage
1st Lieutenant: I. C. Stone
2nd Lieutenant: John K. Bain
3rd Lieutenant: R. B. Anderson


First Sergeant: G. W. Witt
Second Sergeant: G. L. Tally
Third Sergeant: R. M. Magness
Fourth Sergeant: T. B. Potter
First Corporal: J. W. Harris
Second Corporal: L. G. Bing
Third Corporal: M. L. Cantrell
Fourth Corporal: S. M. Phillips

William Adcock, E. K. Adcock, Isaac Adcock, Benjamin Atnip, E. L. Atnip, John Atnip, Larkin Bayne, R. W. Banks, James Bing, W. H. Bing, P. Bozarth, J. H. Bozarth, James Bozarth, J. A. Briggs, W. H. Cunningham, J. H. Cantrell, U. E. Cantrell, J. R. Cantrel l, James Cantrell, Jehu Cantrell, John Cantrell, M. L. Cantrell, I. D. Cantrell, W. H. Cantrell, L. D. Cantrell, B. M. Cantrell, D. W. Cantrell, Leonard Cantrell, W. C. Cantrell, P. G. Cantrell, A. M. Cantrell, G. P Cantrell, Martin Cantrell, Thomas Cherr y, Isaac Conger, J. W. Colwell, June Driver, W. L. Driver, Isaiah Driver, C. B. Davis, M. Duwese, D. C. Dollar, Thomas Dozier, Martin Delong, Wat Eastham, H. C. Eastham, J. B. Fisher, S. M. Fulton, Cal Fowler, Samuel Hathaway, Len Hathaway, W. A. Hallum, B. M. Hicks, Dallas Hicks, William Herron, T. M. Hooper, T. A. Hooper, Dick Hooper, James Hooper, Rich Jones, J. W. Johnson, E. S. James, John James, W. L. Judkins, F. E. P. Kennedy, james Koger, Pomp Kersey, A. J. Kersey, Felix Kersey, Calvin Kersey, E. League, E. Lockhart, John Lefever, John Mason, Bud Miller, L. D. Moore, John Moore, W. C. Moore, J. A. Moore, John Martin, W. P. Martin, Thomas Martin, W. B. Martin, R. Martin, Jasper Martin, Rube Meeks, R. W. McGinnis, Elisha McGinnis, G. P. Maynard, J. M. Pertle, Charles Pullin, Robert Pullin, W. C. Potter, O. D. Potter, Thomas Potter, J. D. Philips, S. M. Philips, Dave Pittman, Robert Rowland, Jesse Redman, Ben Rowland, Rich Richardson, W. Richardson, T. J. Richardson, James Rigsby, W. G. Stevens, John Stevens, J. M. Stevens, W. B. Sweeney, A. Simpson, A. J. Smith, Burdine Smith, Noah Smith, Henry Seawells, H. C. Tate, J. R. Thompson, Fielding Turner, Garrison Taylor, Ross unchurch, John Van Hooser, L. R. Witt, W. Walls, John E. Warren, John Womack, W. M. Womack, P. G. Webb, I. C. Webb, D. B. Worley, J. B. Wilkinson, B. C. Wilkinson, Ben Judkins.

T. B. Potter to Sergeant Major, 1861; R. B. Anderson to 1st Lieutenant, 1862; G. W. Whitt to 2nd Lieutenant,1862; G. L. Talley to 3rd Lieutenant, 1863; J. C. Webb to 2nd Lieutenant, 1863; L. R. Whitt to 3rd Lieutenant, 1863.

Capt. L. N. Savage, Lieut. R. B. Anderson, Lieut. W. G. Witt, Felix Kersey, E. League, W. A. Hallum, E. Lockhart, John E. Warren Peter Cantrell, J. Lefever, G. Taylor, B. C. wilkinson, G. W. Colwell, J. C. Webb at Murfreesboro.
W. L. Cantrell, J. H. Cantrell, James Cantrell, F. E. B. Kennedy, W. C. Moore, R. Rowland, P. G. Webb at Perryville.
Capt. G. L. Talley, W. C. Potter at Chickamauga.
Isaac Adcock at Resaca.
E. L. Atnip, J. R. Thompson, W. L. Judkins at Atlanta.
J. W. Johnson at Franklin.

William Adcock, O. D. Potter, Thomas Potter, L. R. Witt, William Walls at Camp Trousdale, 1861.
William Herron, Richard Hooper, John Womack(missing) in Georgia, 1864.
James Bing, W. H. Bing in Prison.
James Hooper in South Carolina, 1864.
J. A. Moore at home, 1863, Elisha McGinnis, unknown; William Womack at Hattersville, 1861.

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Company G, 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

DeKalb County officers in Capt. P. C. Shields's company (G) of Col. J. H. Savages's Regiment. A. T. Fisher, First lieutenant; James K. Fisher, third. A. T. Fisher was promoted to captain in 1862.

Jasper Adcock, H. P. Adcock, William Allen, A. J. Allen, Ben Atnip, John Atnip, Alfred Bain, Peter Bain, Josiah Bain, John Bain, Peter Bain (second), Henry Bain, C. Bain, J. L. Britton, M. Blount, Joseph Cantrell, C. W. Cantrell, W. L. Cantrell, H. B. Cop e, W. A. Cotton, Ben Capshaw, T. A. Cotton, John Denton, D. L. Dunham, L. R. Dunham, John Donnell, Gabriel Elkins, John Fisher, L. B. Fisher, J. P. Fisher, Lawson Fisher, M. L. Fisher, G. W. Gilbert, L. W. Gilbert, Willam Goodson, Thomas Hodges, Robert Lo ve, Joseph Ray, C. G. Rankhorn, Levi Lassiter, H. L. P. Sanders, Wiley Sanders, Isaiah Lassiter, F. M. Wright, S. L. Walker, Seth F. Wright, D. W. Worst, James Wright, and Deskin Wright.

Isaiah Bain, C. Bain, W. L. Cantrell, H. B. Cope, Lawson Fisher, F. M. Wright, S. L. Walker at Perryville:
J. L. Britton, Thomas Hodges, John Fisher at Murfreesboro:

W. A. Cotton, Perryvville; C. G. Rankhorn, Kennesaw Mountain.
Died in Service:
D. L. Dunham, in Prison; C. A. Cantrell, Georgia; A. J. Allen, Kentucky.

Horace McGuire gives this memory list of DeKalb County Confederates living in 1914: B. M. Cantrell, Horace McGuire, Thomas Hooper, Sam Hooper, R. W. McGinnis, B. N. Hicky, John Vanhouser, Hans Merritt, John D. Johnson, Dick Moore, J. M. Redmon, Jim F uson, W. T. Wall, Mose Rankhorn, T. C. Allen, Jim Wilkins, Watt Cantrell, W. C. Gilgert, Louis Bing, A. P. Cantrell, Hes Cantrell, Joe Cantrell, John Givan, Polk Johnson, J. H. Mahaffy, Luke Simpson, J. W. Watson, Jesse Redman, Madison Pass, Newt Avery, J ohn K. Bain, Ed Reece, Bob King, William Lucky, R. V. Wright, Isaiah White, Thomas Givan, Roland Foster, and Horace M. Hale.

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Company C, 23rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment

Capt. Robert Cantrell's company (C) recruited around Smithville, became part of the Twenty-third Regiment of Tennessee Confederate Infantry. its commander was later elected lieutenant colonel. G. W. Hicks was elected colonel and later Erastus D. Fos ter. Other promotions were of Lieuts. W. D. Rhinehardt, Lawaon W. Lee, and A. P. Cantrell. The company saw service in Virginia and at Shiloh. After fighting at Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge, and going through the Georgia c ampaign, it was at Franklin and Nashville and surrendered in North Carolina. Capt. John C. New, of Cannon County, writes: "After the Twenty-third had served about twelve months, it was reorganized. At this time Captain Cantrell was elected lieutenant co lonel, but soon resigned. Ras Foster was elected captain of the company, and after serving some time he left and carried many of his men with him. The company was consolidated with mine. Zeb Lee was a member of the company and lost a let at Chickamauga . His brother, Lieut. Lawson Lee, was killed." Colonel Cantrell was for several years a distinguished circuit judge of Tennessee, residing a Lebanon. He was born November 9, 1823, and died February 9, 1903.


Captain: Robert Cantrell
1st Lieutenant: Joseph Y. Stewart
2nd Lieutenant: L. J. Magness
3rd Lieutenant: C. A. Cantrell


First Sergeant: William Hi Smith
Second Sergeant: A. P. Cantrell
Third Sergeant: L. W. Lee
Fourth Sergeant: A. J. Potter
Corporals: E. D. Foster, P. G. Cantrell, Isaac Cantrell, A. G. Beckwith

Drummer:Calvin Hendrixson

Fifer:Brien Hughes

David Adcock, Wilson Adcock, Lucian Allen, R. H. Atnip, Ben Bullard, W. G. Baker, J. C. Brock, W. M. Bryant, Asbury Barnes, S. Bradford, E. C. Barnes, D. G. Byars, John Brimer, W. M. B ryant, Pleas Caldwell, H. P. Cantrell, James Cantrell, J. L. Crips, J. A. Capshaw, W. C. Cantrell, Julius Cantrell, Abe Cantrell, I. Cantrell Jr., B. H. Cantrell, Eliah Cantrell, L. L. Cantrell, J. B. Cotton M. Coldwell, W. W. Coldwell, W. Coldwell, B. H. Cantrell, Smith Cantrell, Sam Cantrell, William Carter, L. D. Day, D avid Davis, J. H. Dodd, M. D. Davis, John Delong, Henry Frazier, Jasper Fowler, Newton Fowler, A. H. Farmer, J. L. Fuson, J. R. Fuson, J. B. Ferrell, S. M. Foster, J. H. Ford, J. D. Givan, Thomas Givan, J. W. Green, John Greer, M. Greer, J. P. Jacobs, J. C. Hodges, Isaac Hurst, Jere Hendrixon, Cal Hendrixon Jr., Tilman Haney, William Haney, James M. Judkins, W. A. Johnson, J. P. Jacobs, P. J. Lee, Elias Lane Jr., S. M. Liles, J. W. Lamberson, Z. P. Lee, Obe Moss, G. Lane, James Moor, J. Martin, R. W. Mel ton, J. H. Mahaffey, T. A. Mason, A. F. McDowell, Sam Mitchell, J. P. Moor, William Paresons, Oliver Parkinson, G. W. Pirtle, J. L Pirtle, Tarleton Parrish, W. R. Parrish, Hezekiah Page, Arch Pack, Russel Rigsby, Jamrs Ridge, J. S. Ridge, J. M. Redmond, J ames Robinson, W. J. Rigsby, W. D. Bradford Sherrell, Wesley Steelmon, J. P. Stoner, A. A. Stanford, W. H. Starnes, J. S. Starnes, G. W. Taylor, L. R. Taylor, F. J. Titsworth, J. M Vaughn, J. N. Vaughn, G. W. Warren.

A. G. Allen at Fort Munford; Lawson Lee, W. A. Carter, June 29, 1864; W. G. Warren at Chickamauga; W. L. Lawson at Bean's Station.

F. J. Titsworth, R. W. Melton at Chattanooga, January 24, 1863; James Ridge, July 26, 1863; Julius Cantrell, October 18, 1861; H. Page, June 1, 1862; A. H. Farmer, November 24, 1861.

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Company K, 50th Tennessee Confederate Infantry

Capt. Perry Adcock's Company was also raised in the Smithville section. It was difficult to trace this company, but the Adjutant General of the War Department explained that Captain Adcock's company was designated a C in Colms's First Battalion of Te nnessee Infantry and Afterwards as Company K, Fiftieth Tennessee Confederate Infantry. The Company surrendered in North Carolina in April, 1865, after having served in numerous engagements in various Stated, from Fort Donelson to the close of the war. C aptain Adcock had served also in the war with Mexico. He was born March 4, 1829, and died January 11, 1908.


Captain: Perry Adcock
1st Lieutenant: J. P. Titsworth
2nd Lieutenant: C. Turner
3rd Lieutenant: W. N. Jones
Adjutant:C. B. Cantrell


First Sergeant: A. P. Adcock
Second Sergeant: David Delong
Third Sergeant: Henry Bain
Fourth Sergeant: Isaiah Bain
Fifth Sergeant: W. R. Dunham
Corporals: Thomas Adcock, Henry Adcock, J. D. Thweat, James M. Webb

William, J. C., John Joseph, P. J., L., N. and Wesley Adcock. Rich Atnip, H. Aikens, Willia Allen, William Bain, Isaac Bain, D. C. Bain, John K. Bain, William, John, and Wesley Blunt. Joseph Capshaw, John Capshaw, William Capshaw, William, J. U., Richard and Jason Certain. T. Cantrell, Giles Driver Jr., Noah Deboard, Watson Delong, James Delong, John Davis, John Fisher, Joseph and William Fisher, Daniel Fowler, Charles Ferrell, A. Goodson, O. D. Goodson, Webb and L. Hutchins. Andrew Jackson, H. G., and Grundy Kirby. C. Lack, David Looney, William Love, T. J. Lewis, J. P. Jones, Alfred Lewis, John McFall, Vuncent Manor, Abijah Martin, D. W. Marsh, Ben Pinegar, Ben Pollard, Henry Pitts, G. W. Pollard, John Pinegar, Bart Pack, N. B. Parker, Ben Roland, J ames Ray, James Rigsby, Dr. J. D. Rigsby, Sam roberts, E. C. Roland, L. P. Rigsby, S. Slaten, O. and William Sullivan. Wilson Taylor, G. W. and William Turner, James Webb, Jackson West, Alex Walker, F. M. Wilkinson, Isaac, Pleasant, and Thomas Young. J. M. Stephens, D. W. Marsh, John McAfee, I. P., Jasper, and Alfred Lewis. J. K. Delong, William Certain, W. D. Jones, William Lane, W. Z. Pollard, Francis, David, J. P., and Thomas Lewis. G. W. Polard, J. G. Rankhorn, W. R. Dunham, John Fuller, A. B. Che atham, R. Presnel, Sam Roberts, Joshua Seal, J. A. Walker, Ainsley Stephens, Canada Rigsby, George Stidman, John Corley, D. C. Delong, A. B. Cheatham, J. W. Green, G. A. Neal, Henry Pitts, Claiborn Edwards, Elijah Quillen, J. M. Webb.

James Webb, Memphis, October 6, 1862, S. D. Lane, Tappan, Miss., November 16, 1862; W. Z. Pollard, Clinton, La.; John Castel, Brookhaven, Miss.; G. W. Turner, Lauderdale Springs, Miss.; Isaiah Bain, Alton (Ill.) Prison.

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