The Battle of West Harpeth: Hood’s Retreat from Nashville December 17, 1864

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Kraig W. McNutt The Center for the Study of the American Civil War

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TSLA Listed Resources CSA Tennessee Cavalry Regiments at West Harpeth
4th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment Cotten, Michael. The Williamson County Cavalry: A History of Company F, Fourth Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, C. S. A. Goodlettsville, TN: M. Cotton, [1994]. Guild, George B. A Brief Narrative of the Fourth Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Wheeler’s Corps, Army of Tennessee. Nashville, TN, 1913. Guild, George B. “Fourth Tennessee Cavalry.” In The Military Annals of Tennessee. Confederate, compiled and edited by John Berrien Lindsley, 629-631. Nashville, TN: J. M. Lindsley & Co. Publishers, 1886. Reprint, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1995. 7th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment Aden, Mrs. R. F. “In Memoriam, Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, C. S. A.” West Tennessee Historical Society Publications 17 (1963): 108-117. Committee of Officers. “Seventh Tennessee Cavalry.” In The Military Annals of Tennessee. Confederate, compiled and edited by John Berrien Lindsley, 635-687. Nashville, TN: J. M. Lindsley & Co., Publishers, 1886. Reprint, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1995. Hays, Asa N. “War Time Recollections.” Magazine of History 17 (1913): 155-162, 222-231; 18 (1914): 6472; 19 (1914): 14-22, 155-169; 20 (1915): 4-13, 111-119, 242-350; 21 (1916): 80-97, 217-225; 25 (1917) 134-139. Hubbard, John Milton. Notes of a Private, by John Milton Hubbard, Company E, 7th Tennessee Regiment, Forrest’s Cavalry Corps, C. S. A. St. Louis, MO: Nixon-Jones Printers. Rainey, Isaac Nelson. Memoir. Confederate Collection. TSLA, Nashville. (Note: The volume entitledExperiences of I. N. Rainey in the Confederate Army contains genealogical information and an account of his military service.) Rennolds, Lt. Edwin H. “Sketch of Company ‘G’, Seventh Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry.” In A History of Henry County Commands Which Served in the Confederate States Army, Including Rosters of the Various Companies Enlisted in Henry County, 230-249. Jacksonville, FL: Sun Publishing Co., 1908. 7th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion Ferguson, Edward L. “7th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion.” In Sumner County, Tennessee in the Civil War, 219-270. Tompkinsville, KY: Monroe County Press, 1972.

Hancock, Richard Ramsey. “Sketch of Seventh Battalion.” In Hancock’s Diary: or, A History of the Second Tennessee Confederate Cavalry, with Sketches of First and Seventh Battalions; Also, Portraits and Biographical Sketches, 175-197. Nashville, TN: Brandon Printing Co., 1887. 9th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment Brown, John Preston Watts. Small Collections. TSLA, Nashville. (Note: Brown was fifteen when he first tried to join the Confederate forces.) Ferguson, Edward L. “9th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.” In Sumner County, Tennessee in the Civil War, 276-381. Tompkinsville, KY: Monroe County Press, 1972. Jordan, Stephen A. Diaries. Confederate Collection. TSLA, Nashville. Jordan, Stephen A. “Diary of Stephen A. Jordan.” In The Civil War in Maury County, Tennessee, by Jill K. Garrett and Marise P. Lightfoot, 15-44. S. l.: s. n., [1966], 1980. Ward, William Walker. “For the Sake of my Country”: The Diary of Col. W. W. Ward, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, Morgan’s Brigade, C. S. A. Edited by R. B. Rosenburg. Journal of Confederate History Series, Vol. 8. Murfreesboro, TN: Southern Heritage Press, [1991]. 10th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment Minor, John. “Tenth Tennessee Cavalry” In The Military Annals of Tennessee. Confederate, compiled and edited by John Berrien Lindsley, 682-686. Nashville, TN; J. M. Lindsley & Co. Publishers, 1886. Reprint, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1995. Rennolds, Lt. Edwin H. “Sketch of Companies ‘I’ and ‘K’, Tenth Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry.” In A History of Henry County Commands Which Served in the Confederate States Army Including Rosters of the Various Companies Enlisted in Henry County, Tennessee, 249-257. Jacksonville, FL: Sun Publishing Co., 1904. 14th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment Neely, J. J. “Fourteenth Tennessee Cavalry.” In Military Annals of Tennessee. Confederate, compiled and edited by John Berrien Lindsley, 899-902. Nashville, TN: J. M. Lindsley & Co. Publishers, 1886. Reprint, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1995. 15th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment Logwood, Thomas H. “Fifteenth Tennessee Cavalry.” In The Military Annals of Tennessee, Confederate,compiled and edited by John Berrien Lindsley, Nashville, TN: J. M. Lindsley & Co. Publishers, 1886. Reprint, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1995.

UNION Tennessee Cavalry Regiments at West Harpeth
2nd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment Dyer, Frederick H. “2nd Regiment Cavalry.” In A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, 16361647.Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.,1908. Reprint, Dayton, OH: The Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1978. Goodspeed Publishing Co. “Federal Military History.” In History of Tennessee, Vol. 1, 477-512. Nashville, TN: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887. Reprint, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1979. Tennessee Adjutant General. “Second Regiment Cavalry.” In Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Tennessee, of the Military Forces of the State, from 1861 to 1862, 648-650. Nashville, TN: S. C. Mercer, 1866. 3rd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment Dyer, Frederick H. “3rd Regiment Cavalry.” In A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, 1636-1647. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.,1908. Reprint, Dayton, OH: The Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1978. Goodspeed Publishing Co. “Federal Military History.” In History of Tennessee, Vol. 1, 477-512. Nashville, TN: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887. Reprint, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1979. Tennessee Adjutant General. “Third Regiment Cavalry” In Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Tennessee, of the Military Forces of the State, From 1861 to 1866, 354-388. Nashville, TN: S. C. Mercer, 1866. 4th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment Dyer, Frederick H. “4th Regiment Cavalry.” In A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, 1636-1647. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.,1908. Reprint, Dayton, OH: The Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1978. Eckel, Alexander. History of the Fourth Tennessee Cavalry U. S. A.: War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. Knoxville, TN: Stubley, 1929. Goodspeed Publishing Co. “Federal Military History.” In History of Tennessee, Vol. 1, 477-512. Nashville, TN: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887. Reprint, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1979. Tennessee Adjutant General. “Fourth Regiment Cavalry,” In Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Tennessee, of the Military Forces of the State, from 1861 to 1866., 389-415. Nashville, TN: S. C. Mercer, 1866. 6th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment (5th East Tennessee) Brown, Albert. The 6th Tennessee Cavalry, 1861-1865, Listing the Officers and Enlisted Men. Selmer, TN: Narowetz Specialty Co., n d.

Dyer, Frederick H. “6th Regiment Cavalry.” In A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co., 1908. Reprint, Dayton, OH: The Press of Morningside Bookshop 1978. Goodspeed Publishing Co. “Federal Military History.” In History of Tennessee, Vol. 1, 477-512. Nashville, TN: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887. Reprint, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1979. McCann, Kevin. “Hurst’s Wurst”: A History of the 6th Tennessee (U. S.) Cavalry. Ashland City, TN: privately printed, 1995. Tennessee Adjutant General. “Sixth Regiment Cavalry.” In Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Tennessee, of the Military Forces of the State, From 1861 to 1866, 443-475. Nashville, TN: S. C. Mercer, 1866.

Other units to look into: 19th PA Cav – Cannot find a regimental history in print of the 19th. 10th IN Cav - Cannot find a regimental history. 7th OH Cav - Cannot find a regimental history. 4th U.S. Cav - Cannot find a regimental history.

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