Bradley Countian Connections To
Co. A, 4th TN Cavalry (USA)

Submitted by:  Jesse Blalock

Here is a detailed list of the men of Co. A, 4th TN Cavalry (USA) who listed Bradley County as their place of birth:

BEDWELL, Joseph Age 22, farmer, 5' 9" Enlisted May 24, 1863 at Nashville, deserted Jan 11, 1865, returned Feb. 26, 1865, not restored to duty.

CARTER, Devens Age 25, farmer, 5' 10" Enlisted Oct 25, 1862 at Scott Co. Died Jan 1863 of disease at hospital in Sheperdsville, KY before being mustered.

CATE, John T. Age 27, farmer, 6' Enlisted May 24, 1863 at Nashville. Promoted to 1st Sgt. Apr 30, 1864. POW - captured July 31, 1864 near Atlanta. Paroled Feb. 24, 1865 at Aikens Landing.

CATE, William. Age 23, schoolteacher, 6' 1" Enlisted May 24, 1863 at Nashville. Promoted to Sgt July 1863, to 1st Lt. April 1864. POW - captured Aug 6, 1864 south of Atlanta on McCook's Raid. Exchanged Sept 28, 1864.

ELLIOTT, Thomas. Age 19, farmer, 5' 5" Enlisted Feb. 13, 1863 at Cleveland. POW - captured Feb. 13, 1864 near Holly Springs, MS. Died Oct 9, 1864 of diarrhea in Andersonville Prison.

GEARER, John Age 19, farmer, 5' 6" Enlisted Dec. 1862 at Louisville, KY.

GILLIAN, Lemuel Age 25, mechanic, 5' 7" Enlisted Oct 25, 1862 at Scott Co. Killed in a skirmish Feb. 13, 1864 near Holly Springs, MS

HAMMONTREE, William T. Age 19, farmer, 5' 8" Enlisted Oct 25, 1862 at Scott Co. POW - Captured July 31, 1864 south of Atlanta. Died Feb. 28, 1865 at Wilmington, NC

HENRY, Samuel Age 24, farmer, 5' 11" Enlisted Oct 25, 1862 at Scott Co. Promoted to Cpl. Dec. 13, 1862. HORN, William, Age 20, farmer, 6' Enlisted May 24, 1863 at Nashville. Died of diarrhea Sept 4, 1864 at Decatur, AL

JOHNSTON, Arthur O. Age 25, farmer, 5' 8" Enlisted Oct 25, 1862 at Scott Co. Promoted to Sgt. Dec. 13, 1862. Died of typhoid fever Apr 3, 1863 at Nashville

LONG, John D. Age 18, farmer, 5' 10" Enlisted May 24, 1863 at Nashville. 1890 Veteran's census - living at Athens, McMinn Co.

McCAMIS, Achin. Age 19, farmer, 5' 9" Enlisted Oct 25, 1862 at Scott Co. 1890 Veteran's census - living at Norman's Store in James Co. as "Charles A. McCamish".

MELTON, William T. Age 19, farmer, 5' 9" Enlisted Oct 25, 1862 at Scott Co. POW - captured Feb 12, 1864 near Holly Springs, MS. Promoted to Cpl. Dec. 13, 1862. Was confined at Andersonville and Florence, SC. Paroled Feb. 27, 1865 at Washington, DC

NORTH, Charles T. Age 23, farmer, 5' 4" Enlisted Dec. 4, 1862 at Nashville. Joined from desertion without trial - returned to duty by special order of Maj. Gen. Rousseau.

ROBERTSON, William A. Age 24, farmer, 5' 5" Enlisted Oct 25, 1862 at Scott Co. Promoted to Sgt. Dec. 13, 1862. Wounded Nov/Dec. 1864 Promoted to 2nd Lt. April 6, 1865

ROBERTSON, William G. Age 24, farmer, 5' 10" Enlisted Oct 25, 1862 at Scott Co. Died March 1, 1864 of smallpox at Nashville.

RUBLE, James A. Age 18, schoolteacher, 5' 8" Enlisted Oct 25, 1862 at Scott Co. Promoted to Hospital Steward July 1, 1864, also served as chaplain.

SAMPLES, William E. Age 23, blacksmith, 5' 9" Enlisted July 1, 1863 at Nashville.

SIMMONS, Isham Clark Age 18, farmer, 5' 10" Enlisted May 24, 1863 at Nashville. 1890 Veteran's census - living at Chatala. Died 1925 at age 80 in Bradley Co. According to the "Goodspeed's Biographies" for Bradley Co, his father was a prominent physician.

SIMMONS, Wesley N. Age 27, farmer, 6' Enlisted July 1, 1863 at Nashville. Wounded Nov/Dec. 1864

SIMMONS, William H. Age 20, farmer, 6' 1" Enlisted May 24, 1863 at Nashville. Died Oct 23, 1863 of pneumonia at Murfreesboro.

SWAFFORD, Aaron P. Age 30, farmer, 5' 10" Enlisted Oct 25, 1862 at Scott Co. Died Dec. 10, 1862 of pneumonia at Louisville, KY

VARNELL, Isaac Age 28, farmer, 5' 11". Enlisted Oct 25, 1862 at Scott Co. 1890 Veteran's census - living in Cleveland with disabilities (tonsillitis and injury to the shoulder).