Monday, August 8, 2011

3rd Tennessee Infantry-- Part 1

Last week, I wrote about the rooster, Jake Donelson, who accompanied his company in this regiment and was captured at Fort Donelson, spent 7 months at Camp Douglas in Chicago as a "prisoner" before being "exchanged" and living out his days in Tennessee before dying in 1864 when he was given military honors.

I did some more research on this regiment, especially since at least some of its men were sent to Camp Douglas, the name of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp I belong to. From 3rd Tennessee RootsWeb.com.

At least a dozen members died during their incarceration at this prison camp.

They were organized under a sugar maple tree at Lynnville Station in Giles County, Tennessee.

Company H was commanded by Captain George W. Jones from Culleoka in Maury County. John Calvin Brown of Pulaski was elected colonel of the regiment.

They received their training at Camp Cheatham near Springfield, Tennessee.

More to Come. --Old B-R'er

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