Friday, June 17, 2005

43d tn infantry and roane county tennessee civil war history

the public library in kingston, roane co, tn has a great set of pages with photos outlining the history of roane co, tn in the civil war era |here |.

as part of the site, they also have a downloadable file of roane county confederate soldiers | here | and federal soldiers | here |. though one ancestor, francis m. majors, is not listed in the file even though he is indexed as a roane county soldier elsewhere, another ancestor, james calvin giles, is listed. both of the men belonged to the 43rd tn inf, csa - calvin to co f and francis to co b.

some links that have information about the 43d tennsee infantry, csa:

to get a feel for the unit, the site to go to after the kingston library pages is george martin's site, 43rd tennessee, csa. [43 regt tenn vols]

an extracted unit history from tennesseans in the civil war, vol 1 ( © 1964 by the “civil war centennial commission of tennessee”) can be viewed | here |

the us national park service's civil war soldiers and sailors system has a unit history page | here |, and a listing of all the soldiers | here |.

battle of champion hill (mississippi) - great site that is part of - includes a virtual tour of the battle. the link takes you directly to the order of battle of the confederate forces which includes the 43d tn inf, csa

you can compare that order of battle for the confederates with the confederate order of battle which also includes the 43 tn infantry at the national park service's vicksburg site.

online sites for battles linked to the 43d tn infantry, csa (also called 43 regt tenn. vols and later 5th east tennessee volunteer regiment):

perryville (ky) - though the 43d is not listed on the order of battle at , calvin giles' pension file indicates that one of the battles he was engaged in was perrryville. in his civil war questionnaire, calvin says that his first battle was a "small skurmish in kentucky." george martin's unit history also - though obliquely - suggests that the 43d was involved in the battle of perryville.

port gibson (ms)

champion hill (ms)

big black river bridge (ms)

vicksburg (ms)

james calvin giles, who was with co f, 43d tn infantry, says in a pension application affadavit that he was also at

bull's gap (tn)
marion (va)

diaries, letters, etc - 43rd tenn inf, csa:

the civil war diary of james henry darr - darr was in co i, 43d tn inf, csa

vicksburg diary of raleigh clack - raleigh would marry sabria newport who was a sister of margaret newport, the woman francis "f.m." majors would marry after he was paroled at vicksburg and returned home. both raleigh and f.m. were in co b, 43 tn infantry, csa

bibliography (does not include links above) - 43d tennessee infantry, confederate states of america:

the us army war college in carlisle, pennsylvania has a short bibliography page for the 43d tenn infantry online | here |

george martin's home page, 43rd tennessee, csa, includes a bibliography as well.

stamper, isaac j. the civil war diary of isaac j. stamper, of bradley county, tn; enlisted dec. 26, 1861 at sweetwater, tn; his regiment surrendered may 9, 1865. cleveland, public library, 1970. 82 pp. - the published diary of the 43d's fife major, issac j. stamper. original citation located via the tennessee state library and archives.

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