xt7c599z0p2p https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7c599z0p2p/data/mets.xml Hancock, R. R. (Richard R.), 1841?-1906 1887  books b92e57962dh36018872009 English Brandon printing co. : Nashville, Tenn. Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Cavalry, 1862-1865. Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Cavalry, 1861-1862. Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Cavalry, 1861-1862. United States --History --Civil War, 1861-1865 --Regimental histories -- Tenn. cav. --42nd. United States --History --Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Reistories -- Tenn. cav. --Battalion, 1st. United States --History --Civil War, 1861-1865 --Regimental histories -- Tenn. cav. --7th Battalion. Hancock s diary: or, A history of the Second Tennessee Confederate cavalry, with sketches of First and Seventh battalions; also, portraits and biographical sketches. Two volumes in one. text Hancock s diary: or, A history of the Second Tennessee Confederate cavalry, with sketches of First and Seventh battalions; also, portraits and biographical sketches. Two volumes in one. 1887 2009 true xt7c599z0p2p section xt7c599z0p2p 
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portraits and biographical sketches,

TWO VGM^'ES.'i'.tf ONE.

Nashville, Tenn. : BRANDON PRINTING COMPANY. 1887.

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As I wrote, during the war, merely for my own future reference, not then expecting to ever have my Diary published in book form, I omitted many, many items which should have been mentioned; therefore, soon after I began to rewrite the work for publication, I had five hundred letters printed for distribution among my comrades, and besides I have sent out hundreds of manuscript letters to let my comrades know what I was doing and what I wanted them to do. I regret to say that my Diary is not what I wish it to be, from the fact that so few of my comrades gave the desired and asked-for aid. I hope that they will not complain of omissions which they should have furnished.

I have endeavored to give a sketch of the movements of the different commands (whether regiment, brigade, division, corps, or army) with which the First Battalion and Second Tennessee Cavalry moved   from General Zollicoffer's first campaign into Kentucky in September and October, 1861, to the last campaign of General Forrest into Central Alabama in March and April, 1865. I highly appreciate the following


'' To Our Comrades of the Second Tennessee Cavalry, and Others:

"We have examined with great interest the manuscript pages of our Brother Hancock's work. It is fraught with a peculiar originality, and is a consecutive story in his own way of stirring scenes of the war that will pass as a panorama before the minds of all who participated in them. Of course there are many things omitted; but whose fault is it?   Our brother appealed to the old soldiers, .by circulars and 


otherwise, for such information and help as they could furnish, though he received but few responses.

"Now, let all take this work and read it; as time advances interest will increase in Confederate history; they can easily jot down and preserve for future publications such omissions or inaccuracies as they .think have been made;* but the present author deserves a world of credit for perseverance against the lethargy of his comrades, and the work is remarkably correct.

C. R. Barteau, Colonel.

G. H. Morton, Lieutenant-Colonel.

George F. Hager,

Lieutenant Company G. J. D. McLin, Company C,

Editor Weekly American, Nashville."

I am under many obligations to General Thomas Jordan and J. T. Pryor, the writers of "Forrest's Campaigns," for much valuable information in reference to the movements and actions of "Forrest's Cavalry," which I could not now obtain from any other source, and also to Dr. George F. Hager, of Nashville, for taking valuable time from his own business to attend to the portrait department for me   in fact, he has given me more aid and encouragement than any other one of my comrades; and Colonel Barteau stands next. I now return thanks to all who have aided me.

Colonel H. M. Ashby's Regiment, which was composed of H. M. Branner's and George McLelland's East Tennessee Battalions, is officially recorded in the Confederate Archives (now at Washington, D. C.) as the Second Tennessee Cavalry, while Colonel Barteau's Regiment, through carelessness of his superior officers, in the field or at the War Department, was not officially recognized at Richmond until February, 1865, and it was then numbered the Twenty-second Tennessee Cavalry.f   Though, as Barteau's Regiment has ever been

* Hope my comrades will heed this suggestion.   R. R. H.

tSee footnote, page 197; and also sketch of Rev. S. C. Talley, Appendix A, 


known, since its organization, June 12th, 1862, as the Second Tennessee, and as it is so recognized in "Forrest's Campaigns" and "Military Annals of Tennessee," I have used that number throughout this work when speaking of Barteau's Regiment.

I regret that it was not convenient for me to correct the "proof-sheets," since I find the following typographical errors: Widlard should be Willard (roll of Allison's Company); F. W. Heam should F. W. Horn (page 51); Haskins should be JToskhis (page 73); adquarters should be quarters (page 101); Captain Bonde should be oude (page 175); Wilder's Regiment should be Wilson's (page 328); rt should be fort (foot note, page 357); list of wounded should be list prisoners (foot note, page 364); George Leave should be George m>e (page 363); a phrase or part of sentence is set off by a period, ec. 8th, 1863, and March 19th, 1864; Ward should be Word (pages 90 and 591).

R. R. H.

Auburn, Tennessee, September 10th, 1887. 


ompany Rolls of McNairy's Battalion   

Company A, 28; Company B, 29; Company C, 31 ; Company D, 32; Company E, 18.

irst Battalion Tennessee Cavalry        Organized, 33; start for East Tennessee, 35; at Camp Schuyler, 36; at Huntsville, 37; at Knoxville, 39; joined to Zollicoffer's Brigade, 40.

ollicoffer's First Kentucky Campaign   

At Cumberland Ford, 43; Detachments sent to Laurel Bridge and Salt Works, 46; Action at Barboursville, 47; Action at Rockcastle Hills, or Wildcat, 59; Falls back toward Cumberland Ford, 67; Evacuates Kentucky, 71 ; Halts at Jacksboro, 71.

.evolt of the unionists in east tennessee, 74.

ollicoffer's Second Kentucky Campaign   

Starts from Jacksboro, 81; at Mill Springs, 87; crosses the Cumberland River, 90; (1862) General Crittenden arrives, 106; General Carroll arrives, 108; Battle of Fishing Creek, 113; Crittenden's Official Report, 113; Thomas' Report, 121; Crittenden's Division transferred to "Central Army," 133; Crittenden joins Johnson at Murfreesboro, 134.

enerai. A. S. Johnston's Shiloh Campaign   

Starts from Murfreesboro, 135; Concentrates and Organizes at Corinth, 140; puts his Army in Motion for Pittsburg Landing, 141; Battle of Shiloh, 147; Johnston killed, 150; Beauregard in Command, 153; Second day's Battle, 156; Confederates withdrawn, 159.

Ioyemknts of First Battalion Tennessee Cavalry   

On Outpost Duty at Iuka, 164; Skirmish at Bear Creek Bridge, 165; Moves to Burnsville, 166; to Jacinto, 167; Re-enlists and Reorganizes, 168; Skirmish at Booneville, 172; Covers Retreat from Corinth, 173; halts near Fulton, 175.

ketch of Seventh Battalion (October 19th, 1861, to June 12th, 1862    Roll of Company A, 175; Company B, 178; Company C, 180; Company D, 182; Company E, 183; Organization of Seventh Battalion, 185; Roll of Company F, 186; Seventh Battalion moves to Scottsville, Kentucky, 187; Returns to Gallatin, 188; Crosses the Cumberland at Nashville, 190; 
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Reaches Decatur, 190; Arrives at Corinth, 191; Moves to Purdy, Tennes-see, 192; the Battle of Shiloh, 193; Corinth Evacuated, 195; Seventh Eat-talion at its Last Camp near Fulton, 195; Reorganized and Re-enlisted, 196.

Second Tennessee Cavalry   

Organized, 197; Roster, 198; Moves to Bay Springs, 202; Four Companies go with Armstrong to Alabama, 203; Report of Alabama Expedition, 205; Attached to Armstrong's Brigade, 207; Starts to West Tennessee, 207; Action at Middleburg, 210; at Medon, 211; at Britton's Lane, 213; Returns to Mobile and Ohio Railroad, 215; Attached to Price's Army. 217.

Movements of General Sterling Price   

Starts for Iuka, 217; Arrives at that place, 217; Battle of Iuka, 219; Returns to Baldwin, 225; Unites with VanDorn at Ripley, 227; Battle of Corinth, 228; they fall back toward Holly Springs, 229.

Second Tennessee Cavalry   

Encamped at Guntown, 235; at Okolona, 237; (1863) After Grierson, 239; Action at Palo Alto, 240; at Birmingham, 241; at King's Creek, near Tupelo, 242; at Mud Creek, 255; Fall of Vicksburg, 258; Attached to Ferguson's Brigade, 265; to S. D. Lee's Division, 266.

Movements of S. D. Lee's Division   

Starts to North Alabama, 266; halts at the Tennessee River, near South Florence, 267; Moves to meet Sherman, 269; Action at Cherokee, 271; Second Tennessee and Second Alabama detached to meet the First Alabama Tory Cavalry, 275; Action with the Tories on the Eastport-Fulton Road, 275; Returns to Okolona, 280; General Forrest arrives at Okolona, 285; Moves to aid Forrest in passing into West Tennessee, 286; the Affair at Saulsbury, 289; Action near Moscow, in Wolf River Bottom, 294; Ferguson's Brigade, being detached, returns to Okolona, 296; Ordered South, 301; Second Tennessee transferred to Forrest, 302.


Movements of the Second Tennessee   

Ordered to West Tennessee, 303; in the vicinity of Bolivar, 305; Ordered back to Mississippi, 307; Arrives at Oxford, 308; Attached to Bell's Brigade, Forrest's Cavalry, 308.

Movements of Forrest's Cavalry (February nth to 28th, 1864)    

Forrest moves so as to prevent, if possible, the junction of W. S. Smith and Sherman, 310; Colonel Forrest intercepts Smith near Aberdeen, 312; Bell's Brigade detached, under Colonel Barteau, 313; Crosses to the east bank of the Tombigbee, 313; Recrosses to the west bank, 313; General 


Forrest holds the Federals at bay awaiting reinforcements, 314; the Federals in Retreat, 315; Forrest presses their rear, 315; Barteau on the light Flank, 31S; Opens the Action at Okolona, 321, and closes it fifteen miles beyond, 329; General Buford's Brigade added to Forrest's Cavalry, 332; Reorganization, 332.

jrest's Campaign Into West Tennessee and Kentucky (March 15th to May 5th, 1864)    

Starts from Columbus, 339; the Action at Paducah, Kentucky, 341; Capture of Union City, Tennessee, 346; Capture of Fort Pillow, 352; Returns to Tupelo, Mississippi, 371.

Erations of Forrest's Cavalry in Mississippi (May 12th to September feth, 1S64)   

I Forrest sets out from Tupelo to join Roddy in Alabama, 376; Recalled to meet a Federal force from Memphis, 377; Battle of Brice's Cross-Roads, 381; Forrest returns to, and establishes his headquarters at, Tupelo, 401; a larger Federal force afield, 410; the Second Tennessee detached and moves to meet General A. J. Smith, 412; meets him south of Albany, 412; General S. D. Lee arrives at Okolona and takes command, 413; moves to meet Smith at Pontotoc, 416 ; Smith moves toward Tupelo, 416; the Second Tennessee attacks the Federal right flank, 417; Battle of Harrisburg, 420; Smith falls back to Memphis, 434; takes the field again, 441; Confronted by Forrest at Oxford, 442; Forrest starts to Memphis, 444; Engagement at Memphis, 447; Forrest returns to, and establishes his headquarters at, Grenada, 459.

iddle Tennessee Expedition (September 16th to October 16th, 1S64)    Forrest starts from Verona, 462; Fords the Tennessee, 463; captures the fort at Athens, 465 ; the works at Sulphur Trestle taken, 471; Action near Richland Creek, 476; Pulaski threatened, 477; Buford detached toward Huntsville, 479; Forrest at Spring Hill, 480; Columbia threatened, 4S1; Buford crosses the Tennessee, 486; Forrest reaches Florence, with heavy Federal forces in pursuit, 486; Barteau holds the Federals in check at Cypress Creek, 487; being surrounded, he cuts his way through the Federal lines, 489; he crosses the Tennessee, 490; rejoins Buford's Division at Corinth, 491.

^HNsonville Expedition (October 16th to November 17th, 1S64)   

Forrest's command in motion, 494; the advance (Buford's Division) reaches Paris Landing, 494; the steamer Mazeppa captured, 495; the gunboat Undine captured, 497; "Forrest's Cavalry Afloat," 500; successful opera-

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tions against the Federal depot at Johnsonville, 503; Forrest ordered J Middle Tennessee, 509; forms a junction with Hood at Florence, Alabani 511.

Hood Campaign (November 21st to December 27th, 1864)   

Hood sets out from Florence, with Forrest's Cavalry in advance, 51 Action at Lawrenceburg (Buford and Jackson), 511; Chalmers meets m engages the enemy in his path, 512;'Buford and Jackson engage Hatch Campbellsville, 512; Forrest invests Columbia, 513; Hood arrives in froJ of Columbia, 514; Forrest in pursuit toward Franklin, 516; action i Hurt's Cross-Roads, 516; Action at Spring Hill, 517; the enemy pass! Hood at Spring Hill, and falls back to Franklin, 518; Battle of Franklii 521; Hood invests Nashville, 523; Buford ordered to reduce block-house on the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, 523; Forrest moves upc Murfreesboro, 525; Action at Murfreesboro on the 7th, 526; Forrest retrea: from Murfreesboro via Columbia, 529; Hood defeated at Nashville, 53c Action at Hollow Tree Gap, 532; the "mixing and mingling" six mile south of Franklin, 534; Engagement six miles south of Columbia, 53"; s Richland Creek, 537; at Anthony's Hill, 53S; at Sugar Creek, 540; Feden pursuit checked, 541; Forrest's Cavalry crosses the Tennessee River at Bait bridge, 542; Commentaries, 542.

The Final Campaign (December 29th, 1864, to May 16th, 1865)   

Forrest's Cavalry at Corinth, 544; Reorganization of Forrest's Cavalry, 545 General Wilson takes the field from Chickasaw, 546; Chalmers ordered i; Selma, Alabama, 547; Jackson sets out from West Point, Mississippi, fc: Montevallo, Alabama, 547; Wilson detaches Croxton's Brigade to move upon Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 54S; Rtxldy and Adams engage the enemy near Montevallo, 548; Crossland's Brigade meet the Federals, 548; Fore: dashes into a moving column of Federals with his staff and escort, 549. Croxton routed by the Second and Twenty-first Tennessee, 550; Wilso: detaches another brigade, under McCook, to form a junction with Croxtoc 551; the action at Bogler's Creek, 552; the desperate hand-to-hand -fighting of Forrest and his staff and escort, 554; the last charge of the Second anc Twenty-first Tennessee, 557; Wilson attacks Forrest at Selma, 558; the fall of Selma, 559; Forrest retreats to Marion, where he finds Chalmers anc Jackson, 561; Forrest establishes his Headquarters at Gainesville, Alabami. 562; the End near at hand, 562; General Forrest's Farewell Address to he Troops, 563; Forrest's Cavalry cease to exist, and return home on parole, 565; the Closing Remarks of Lieutenant George F. Hager, 565. 

Biographical Sketches   

General n. b. Forrest, 571; General J. r. Chalmers, 573; Lieutenant-Colonel F. M. McNairy, 575; Colonel J. D. Bennett,*^; Colonel C. r. Barteau, 578; Lieutenant-Colonel G.' H. Morton, 581; E. O. Elliott, 583; Rev. S. C. Talley, 584; Surgeon J. W. Harrison, 587; Lieutenant t. c. Atkinson, 588; Lieutenant a. H. French, 589; Lieutenant P. a. Smith, 596; Captain t. b. Underwood, 597; Captain J. H. Duncan, 599; Captain t. M. Allison, 601; Captain M. W. McKnight, 603; Lieutenant H. L. W. Turney, 606; Lieutenant J. S. Harrison, 607; Lieutenant G. Love, 608; Lieutenant F. W. Youree, 609; Lieutenant J. M. Cantrell, 611; Lieutenant E. J. Bullock, 612; Lieutenant J. K. Dodd, 612; Captain G. E. Seay, 613; Lieutenant t. J. Carman, 615; Captain John a. Brinkley, 616; Lieutenant J. t. Austin, 617; Lieutenant J. E. Denning, 618; Lieutenant J. n. Penuel, 619; Captain t. Puryear, 620; Captain J. M. Eastes, 622; Captain B. H. Moore, 624; Lieutenant George F. Hager, 625; Lieutenant b. a. High, 627; Lieutenant F. M. McRee, 630; Captain W. H. Harris and his Twenty-five Men, 631.


Sketch by John D. McLin, Editor Weekly American............. 633 

Lieutenant-General N. B. Forrest ................Frontispiece.

:   R. R. Hancock..............................................

'   Colonel F. N. McNairy................................. ..... 33

Dr. Monroe Knight.......................................... 11

Captain M. W. McKnight................................... 16S

Sergeant J. C. McAdoo....................,.................. '71

Colonel J. D. Bennett...................................'...... 1S5

Lieutenant B. A. High...................................... '94

Lieutenant-Colonel G. H. Morton............................. 19$

Captain T. B. Underwood.................................... 2S1

General J. R. Chalmers...................................... 2S6

Lieutenant George Love...................................... jdd

Lieutenant A. H. French..................................... 4'9

Private \V. C. Hancock...................................... 4-4

Lieutenant George E. Seay................................... 429

Lieutenant F. M. McRee..................................... 533

Lieutenant G. F. Hager...................................... 55  

Lieutenant H. L. W. Turney................................. 454

Sergeant A. B. McKnight.................................... 557

Sergeant J. D. McLin........................................ 633 
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   Sergeant R. R. HANCOCK, Co. C. 
   R. R. HANCOCK'S DIARY//?-';

By the request of some of my friends and comrades, I have, on this the 16th of June, 1885, commenced rewriting my War Diary for the purpose of having it published in book form.

Unfortunately, the first month of my Diary has been torn out and lost; so I will have to state some things from memory, without giving exact dates all the time.

Wednesday, June 26th, 1861.   Eighty-four men, having previously organized themselves into a company and elected T. M. Allison Captain, met. on the above date, at Auburn, Cannon County, Tennessee, for the purpose of starting to Nashville to offer their services to their native State for twelve months. The writer was one of the eighty-four.

Notwithstanding that the above named period is now nearly one-quarter of a century in the past, that day of parting is still green in the memory of the surviving soldiers and citizens of the Auburn vicinity.

Oh! the thought of parting from our friends, relatives, and especially our sweethearts, was enough to make us feel sad, as we did not know that we would ever see them again on earth.

After the "final farewell" to our friends "had been said," we left Auburn in time to go (about twenty-three 2 
   18 e. E. Hancock's Diary.

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miles),to JiidgVRid'ley's the first day.   The Judge lived in ^^itherford^Co'Li'hty> near Old Jefferson. \:'/f7iu'rsday\ 'tfth.   On arriving at Nashville, after a ', ri4e\6f,al^oiit.^erLt-y-two miles, we took quarters at the .fairgrounds,.'','"'

I'' \Ffi'da\:, 28th.   As Tennesseans were then offering their services faster than the state was prepared to armj and equip them, it was after hard begging that Gov ernor Isham G. Harris gave his consent to have out company mustered into service ; and as he would not receive more than seventy-six men, including the officers, eight of our company had to return home.

About eleven o'clock a. m., the Auburn Company (known afterward as the "Sangs") was sworn into service by J. G. Picket.

The following roll will be found to contain the names of the seventy-six men who were mustered into thel service of the State of Tennessee for twelve months,! with the present (1886) address opposite the name oil each one living, so far as known. I have not been ablel to learn whether those whose names are followed by anl asterisk (*) are dead or living ; therefore, in our calcul lations hereafter, we will call this class the unaccountedl for.


Allison, T. M., Captain.   Killed at home in 1862. Summar, N.W., First Lieutenant, Auburn, Tennessee! Alexander, George, Second Lieutenant, Cedar Creekl Texas.

Wilson, M. V., Third Lieutenant.* Odom, J. J.,f First Sergeant. Died in West Tennessee! in 1885.

t Those whose names are in small capitals were present at the surrender. 
   June, 1861.


Widlard, D. B., Second Sergeant, Auburn, Tennessee.

McLin, J. D., Third Sergeant, Nashville, Tenn. Odom, John H., Fourth Sergeant, Auburn, Tennessee. Wounded at Harrisburg.

Summar, J. N., First Corporal, Auburn, Tennessee. Davenport,.George, Second Corporal, Auburn, Tennessee.   Wounded at Bear Creek Bridge.

Walker, Sam, Third Corporal, Smithville, Tennessee. Lanear, Dick, Fourth Corporal.* Thomas, C. F., Farrier, Cleburne, Texas. Wounded t Fort Pillow in 1864. Adamson, W. A., Smallman, Tennessee. Adamson, Presley, Smallman, Tennessee. Ashford, Cahal.   Died at home in June, 1862. Barrett, Eli, Auburn, Tennessee.   Captured in September, 1863, and taken to Camp Morton, Indiana. Bogle, J. M., Avoca, Benton County, Arkansas. Cooper, J. M.   Died in 1883. Cooper, A. D., Auburn, Tennessee. Cooper, Jim, Gallatin, Tenn.

Davenport, R. Died in West Tennessee, April 7, 1885.   Wounded October 26, 1863.

Dougherty, J. R., Auburn, Tennessee.

Dougherty, C, Columbia, Texas.

Dennis, Sam,* Arkansas. Made Second Lieutenant in 1862, and wounded at Harrisburg, July 14, 1864.

Ewing, B. D., Lane, Hunt County, Texas.

Ewing, E. L., Lane, Hunt County. Texas. Wounded t-Columbia, Tenn.

Ewing, A. G.   Committed suicide since the war.

Francis, A. H., Calf Creek, Searcy County, Arkansas. 

B, B. Hancock's Diary.

Gan, Jim. Killed by the Federals in Wilson County Tennessee.

Hancock, B. A.,f Auburn, Tennessee. Discharge in 1862.

Hancock, R. R., Auburn, Tennessee.   Wounded 0c

tober 30, 1864.

Hancock, W. C.f Killed at Harrisburg, July 14, 1861 Hancock, C. E,   Died in Franklin County, Alabama

June 4, 1864.

. Harrison, Dr. J. S., McMinnville, Tennessee. Elect ed Third Lieutenant in 1862, and wounded at Harri: burg, July 14, 1864.

Harrison, W. W. Killed at Memphis, August 21 1864.

Hawkins, W. W. Died since the war. Wounde at Okalona, and again at Fort Pillow, which was, pa haps, the cause of his death.

Hawkins, J. E. J. Killed near Auburn, in 1864,1 Federals.

Hays, J. T.   Died at home in 1861. Hannaphin, Tim.*

Hearmon, John. Died at Mill Springs, Kentuckj Jan. 6, 1862.

Hale, Josiah.* Captured at Booneville, Mississippi May 30, 1862.

Jetton, Josh.   Died in 1885.

Jones, Jesse, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Kennedy, J. W.   Died in Auburn, July 26, 1873.

Kennedy, W. C, Auburn, Tennessee.

Kennedy, L. V.   Died in Texas, April 23, 1885.

Knight, Monroe, Huntsville, Arkanas. Discharg in 1861.

tB. A. and W. C. are brothers of the writer. 
   Juxe, 1861


Keaton, Coon.   Died in prison, on Rock Island. Keaton, G. C, Smallman, Tennessee. McKnight, M. W., Waxahachie, Texas.f McKnight, A. B., Porterfield, Tennessee.   Lost one leg in 1865.

McKnight, L. W.   Mortally wounded at Paducah, Kentucky, March 25, 1864. McKnight, D. C.   Drowned since the war. Milligan, W. H., Auburn, Tennessee. Markham, A., Smallman, Tennessee. Mullinax, J. B., Smallman, DeKalb County, Tennessee.   Discharged in November, 1861. McAdoo, J. C, Auburn, Tennessee.

Nelson, P.,*---, Arkansas.

Odom, B. F.   Killed at Paducah, March 25, 1864. Odom, B. F. S., Hall's Hill, Tennessee. O'Conner, Tom,* Corinth,'Mississippi. Purnell, L. T.   Died since the war. Rich, W. E., Round Top, Wilson County, Tennessee.   Wounded two miles west of Harrisburg, Mississippi, July 13, 1864.

Richardson, M.   Died at home in 1861 or '62.

Stevens, W. C,---, West Tennessee.

Stevens, J. W., Temperance Hall, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Captured and paroled at Okalona, Mississippi, and wounded at Paducah.

Stanly, John. Captured near home, and died in prison at Fort Delaware.

Smith, Bob, Liberty,  DeKalb County, Tennessee. Discharged in November, 1861. Summar, T. D.   Died in 1871.

Thomas, Jim L., Green vale, Wilson County, Tennessee

t See Appendix A.


E. E. Hancock's Diary.

Turney, H. L. W. f Wounded at Fort Pillow and at Memphis, August 21, 1864, and died in West Tennessee, February 16, 1880.

Talley, Dick.   Died since the war.

Willard, F. M., Milton, Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Womack, D.,*    --, Missouri.

Willard, W. B., Waxahachie, Texas.

To recapitulate, seven were killed, twenty have died! forty-one are living, and eight unaccounted for   total] seventy-six.

The following is as complete a list of the names ol those who joined the Auburn Company from time to time during the war as I can now make out, after diligent inquiry among my comrades :


Alexander, G. B., Oak Point, Wilson County, Tennessee.

Armstrong, Tom.*

Baxter, H. A.   Died since the war.

Baxter, J. H.   Died since the war.

Black, W. A., Milton, Rutherford County, Tennessee,

Black, J. F.   Died since the war.

Barrett, A., Auburn, Cannon County, Tennessee.

Barlow, Jack, Lascassas, Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Barker, S. ("Babe";, Milton, Tennessee. Bradberry, J.   Died since the war.

Barkley, T. C*--, Texas.

Barkley, John T., Yorkville, Gibson County, Tennessee.

tSee Appendix A, 
   June, 1861


Bryson, R. Captured near home, and died in prison at Fort Delaware.

Bryson, E. D., Auburn, Tennessee. Cranor, Mose, Milton, Rutherford County, Tennessee. Cavender, J. H., Dixon, Webster County, Kentucky. Lost one leg at "Tory Fight," October 26, 1863.

Cummings, Tip, Woodbury, Cannon County, Tennessee.

Champion, J. H., Auburn, Tennessee.

Cooper, M. D. L.,*--, Missouri.

   Davenport, William, Auburn, Tennessee.

Dougherty, J. M., Statesville, Wilson County, Tennessee.

Duggin, P. L.   Died August 29, 1867. Ewing, R. B.   Died in Texas in 1876. Elkins, T.  D. ("Coon"),   Woodbury, Tennessee. Wounded at Paducah, Kentucky, March 25, 1864. Ellidge, J. B., Woodbury, Tennessee. iFrancis, M. H., Auburn, Tennessee.   Wounded at Harrisburg, July 14, 1864.

Francis, J. J.    Wounded at Tupelo, Mississippi, May 5, 1863, and at Harrisburg. |Flowers, A. W., Ray, Texas. Francis, M. C, Milton, Tennessee. Francis, C. O, Auburn, Tennessee.   Captured on Hood's raid.

iFrancis, J. D., Auburn, Tennessee. Garrison, O, Milton, Tennessee.


Goard, J. W.   Died in 1884.

Grisham, O. N. Killed at Harrisburg, Mississippi, July 14, 1864.

Grisham, Ben, Russellville, Franklin County, Alabama. 

B, E. Hancock's Diary.

Greer, John J., Auburn, Cannon County, Tennessee, Hays, John W., Auburn, Cannon County, Tennessee. Herndon, Joe W.*   Wounded at Harrisburg, July 14, 1864.

Herndon, John L.,----, Mississippi.

Hurt, T. M*

Hancock, R. M.   Died since the war.

Jetton, A. J., Auburn, Tennessee.

Jetton, E., Smallman, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

Knox, B. F., Milton, Tennessee.

Knight, Horace, Smallman, Tennessee.

Keaton, H., Smallman, Tennessee.

Keaton, William, Smallman, Tennessee.

Lorance, Mike, Porterfield, Rutherford County, Tennessee.   Wounded at Harrisburg, July 14, 1864.

McKnight, Jim Nute, Milton, Tennessee.

McKnight, A. G., Porterfield, Tennessee.

McAdoo, J. N.   Died January 16, 1882.

McKnight, John N., Porterfield, Tennessee. Wounded at Paducah, Kentucky.

McWhirter, Dr. W. H., Webber's Falls, Indian Territory.

McWhirter, S. A., Milton, Tennessee.

Milligan, J. A.   Died since the war.

Mathes, J. R., Cainsville, Wilson County, Tennessee,


Odom, James H., Auburn, Tennessee. Wounded at Harrisburg, July 14, 1864.

Odom, J. W., Auburn, Tennessee.

Odom, W. F., Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Odom, H. C. (Red), Auburn, Tennessee. Wounded at Memphis, August 21, 1864.

Odom, J. M. A., Auburn, Tennessee. 
   June, 18G1


Owen, J. D., Auburn, Tennessee. Owen, Nelse, Osage, Caryell County, Texas. Odom, S. O, Auburn, Tennessee.   Wounded at Mud Creek, and again at Paducah, Kentucky.

Odom, F. B., Fairfield, Freestone County, Texas. Parris, Joe, McMinnville, Tennessee.

Parris, J. (Sweet),*-   -, Missouri.

Stevens, H. G., Bear Branch, DeKalb County, Tennessee.   Wounded near Cherokee, Alabama, October

21, 1863.

- Sneed, J. H., Auburn, Tennessee. Captured and paroled at Okalona, Mississippi, in December, 1862.

Stone, J. R.   Died in August, 1885. [ Stone, J., Woodbury, Tenn.

Stone, William.   Died since the war.

Stone, J. G.   Died since the war.

Summar, J. D., Auburn, Tennessee.

Spurlock, J. M., Smallman, Tennessee.

Spicer, Sol.* Captured September, 1863, and sent to Camp Morton, Indiana.

I Summar, M. P., Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas.

Thomas, J. H.   Died since the war.

Thomas, A. J., Honey Grove, Texas Harrisburg, July 14, 1864.

Thomas, E. D., Auburn, Tennessee. Cherokee, Alabama, October 21, 1863. \ Thompson, J. B.,* Texas.

Tittle, Sam,  Woodbury, Tennessee September, 1863, and sent to Camp Morton, Indiana.

Tittle, Adam, McMinnville, Tennessee.

Tedder, Frank.   Died since the war.     Warren, O. J.,*--, Mississippi.

Webb, W. J., Aberdeen, Mississippi.

Wounded at Wounded near

Captured in 

B, E. Hancock's Diary.

Willard, N., Fairfield, Texas.   Wounded at Corinth, October 5, 1862. . Walker, Tom.*

Wamack, Anderson. Captured near home, and died in prison at Fort Delaware.

Wamack, W. L.,*--, Missouri. Wounded

at Fort Pillow.

Willard, J. A., Fairfield, Freestone County, Texas.

Of the Recruits, one was killed, seventeen have died, sixty-two living, and twelve unaccounted for   total, ninety-two.

Add the recruits to the original company, and the result will be as follows: Eight killed, thirty-seven died, one hundred and three living, and twenty unaccounted for   total, one hundred and sixty-eight.

As several were wounded more than once,, some thirty-two of the company received between thirty-five and forty wounds.

The above list speaks well for the industry and perseverance of Captain M. W. McKnight in keeping his company well recruited, as well as for the popularity oi the company.

The "Sangs"f generally outnumbered any other company in the regiment, and yet they were never consolidated with any other company. I learn from an old muster-roll, which has been preserved by Lieutenant J. S. Harrison, that sixteen J of the original company and thirty-five % of the recruits   total, fifty-one   were

tThe above name (or rather as at first, "Sang Diggers") was given to the Auburn Company rather as a term of derision ; though, in the language of an ancient general (Epaminondas), "they did not derive any honor from the name, but they made the name honorable."

t By reference to the preceding rolls their names will be found printed in small capitals. 
   June, 1861.


present at the surrender of Forrest's Cavalry, May 10, 1865. The muster-roll referred to above is dated thus: "Near Sumterville, Alabama, May 1, 1865." And upon said roll I find the names of nineteen others, who are accounted for as follows: Three (J. W. Webb, W. E. Rich,* and T. D. Summer*) are reported "Detached by order of Lieutenant-General. Forrest; " two (A. G. McKnight and B. D. Ewing *) are reported "Absent,, waiting on wounded ; " three (A. B. McKnight,* W. W. Hawkins,* and R. R. Hancock *) are reported "Absent, wounded;" six (Captain M. W. McKnight,* Lieutenant H. L. W. Turney,* Privates E. L. Ewing,* J. H. Cavender, Mat Francis and H. C. Odam) are reported "Retired by order of Medical Board;" three (A. G.


* J. H. Baxter, and John N. McKnight) are re-"Absent, sick," and two (E. D. Thomas and


J. H. Thomas) are reported "Absent on parole."

Though I do not find upon said roll the names of any of the Auburn Company (J. D. McLin,* C. C. Francis, Eli Barrett,* and perhaps some others) who were in prison when this muster-roll was made out, I suppose they were omitted from the fact that our officers did not expect to get paroles for those in prison. But, omitting those in prison and the two already on parole, there were sixty-eight of the Auburn Company paroled at Gainesville, Sumter County, Alabama, May 10, 1865. (Gainesville is situated in the center of the western border of Alabama, on the west bank of the Tombi