Privates: James Allison, Robert Allison, D. L. Allen, J. L. Askew, T. B. Brown, E. A. Barbee, S. Briggs,
A. J. Bradford, Robert Barbee, W. P. Bennett, James
Barr, Tobe Briggs, J. R. Betty, T. F. Bradley, Giles Bowers, Sampson Braswell, T.
Brown, L. B. Baker, G. W. Bowers, Abe Britton, Isaac Cooper, W. B. Carter, J. J. Cutter, R. D. Coffee, H. M. Coffee,
Nathan Corley, W. C. Curtis, A. P. Crowder, Thomas Chandler, B. F. Cochran, M. J. Covington, W.D.G. Carnes, A.
L. Cranler, Josiah Conger, N. L. Craddock, J. C. Craddock, Miles Covington, R. J. Davis, W. C. Davis, R. G. Davis,
W. P. Dennie, M. F. Doss, J. D. Estes, L. H. Fite, J. C. Foutch, W. C. Fielding, C. Ferrel, J. E. Gold, J. P. Gold,
J. F. Gaultney, James S. Glenn, John A. Gregory, G. W. Gordon, D. D. Hudson, Horace Hays, J. P. Hale, John R. Hale,
G. W. Hale, W. H. Hays, J. W. Hubbard, A. D. Helmantaller, J. Heflin, W. T. Jones, T. L. Johnson, J. M. King, S.
J. King, Robert King, John Luckey, W. H. Luckey, John Laurence, W. H. Lincoln, Sam Luckey, W. S. Lynch, Bailey
Marks, J. Mooneyham, William H. Mott, J. A. Mooneyham, C. C. Martin, James Nolan, Jasper Owens, W. W. Patterson,
Lewis Barrett, W. C. Preston, W. D. Prentiss, J. H. Powell, Amos Petries, J. C. Prichard, S. A. Powell, L. A. Rollands,
J. S. Reece, Ed Reece, James Raney, A. J. Stephens, John Smith, J. W. Stewart, Andrew Stuart, W. H. Thomas, John
Thomas, W. M. Timberlake, J. M. Shavers, N. Vantrease, J. T. Winfrey, J. W. Whitley, J. A. Winfrey, Lewis Washburn,
W. E. Williams, W. H. Whittington, F. P. Lyon, J. D. Estes.
Killed: W. C. Curtis, J. F. Gaultney, F. P. Lyon, Joseph Woolen, Shiloh; J. C. Craddock, A. P. Crouch, Bailey
Marks, J. A. Mooneyham, Joel Mooneyham,
Amos Petry, G. W. Hall, Perryville; J. A. King, W. J. Knight, C. Fumel, Murfreesboro;
J. W. Stewart, Chickamauga. Died: James Allison, December 24, 1861; Sampson Braswell, January 4, 1862; W. B. Carter,
January 10, 1862; W. H. Mott, Alexandria, after having been wounded at Murfreesboro.
Company A, Capt. L. N. Savage, was raised around Smithville in May, 1861, and mustered into the Sixteenth
Tennessee Regiment June 9. Captain Savage was born in Warren County April 25, 1837, removed to Smithville in 1859,
and was mortally wounded at Murfreesboro, dying March 15, 1863. The company was in the Cheat Mountain and Little
Sewell Mountain campaigns and at Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kennesaw, Jonesboro,
Franklin, and Nashville. It surrendered in North Carolina.
Officers: L. N. Savage, captain; I. C. Stone, first lieutenant; John K. Bain, second lieutenant; R. B. Anderson,
third lieutenant; G. W. Witt, first sergeant; G. L. Talley, second sergeant; R. M. Magness, third sergeant; T.
B. Potter, fourth sergeant; J. W. Harris, first corporal; L. G. Bing, second corporal; M. L. Cantrell, third corporal;
S. M. Philips, fourth corporal.
Promotions: T. B. Potter, sergeant major, 1861; R. B. Anderson, first lieutenant, 1862; G. W. Witt, second
lieutenant, 1862; G. L. Talley, third lieutenant, 1863; W. C. Potter, first lieutenant, 1863; J. C. Webb, second
lieutenant, 1863; L. R. Witt, third lieutenant, 1863.
Privates: William Adcock, E. K. Adcock, Isaac Adcock, Benjamin Atnip, E. L. Atnip, John Atnip, Larkin Bayne,
R. W. Banks, T. M. Hooper, T. A. Hooper, Dick Hooper, James Hooper, Rich Jones, J. W. Johnson, E. S. James, John
James, W. L. Judkins, F.E.P. Kennedy, James Koger, Pomp Kersey, A. J. Kersey, Felix Kersey, Calvin Kersey, E. League,
E. Lockhart, John Lefever, John Mason, Bud Miller, L. D. Moore, John Moore, W. C. Moore, J. A. Moore, John Martin,
W. P. Martin, Thomas Martin, W. B. Martin, R. Martin, Jasper Martin, Rube Meeks, R. W. McGinnis, Elisha McGinnis,
G. P. Maynard, J. M. Pertle, Charles Pullin, Robert Pullin, W. C. Potter, O. D. Potter, Thomas Potter, J. D. Philips,
S. M. Philips, Dave Pittman, Robert Rowland, Jesse Redman, Ben Rowland, Rich Richardson, W. Richardson, T. J. Richardson,
James Rigsby, W. G. Stevens, John Stevens, James Bing, W. H. Bing, P. Bozarth, J. H. Bozarth, James Bozarth, J.
A. Briggs, W. H. Cunningham, J. H. Cantrell, U. E. Cantrell, J. R. Cantrell, James Cantrell, Jehu Cantrell, John
Cantrell, M. L. Cantrell, I. D. Cantrell, W. H. Cantrell, L. D. Cantrell, B. M. Cantrell, D. W. Cantrell, Leonard
Cantrell, W. C. Cantrell, Wat Cantrell, Isaac Cantrell, Peter Cantrell, P. G. Cantrell, A. M. Cantrell, G. P. Cantrell,
Martin Cantrell, Thomas Cherry, Isaac Conger, J. W. Colwell, June Driver, W. L. Driver, Isaiah Driver, C. B. Davis,
M. Duwese, D. C. Dollar, Thomas Dozier, Martin Delong, Wat Eastham, H. C. Eastham, J. B. Fisher, S. M. Fulton,
Cal Fowler, Samuel Hathaway, Len Hathaway, W. A. Hallum, B. M. Hicks, Dallas
Hicks, William Herron, J. M. Stevens, W. B. Sweeney, A. Simpson, A. J. Smith, Burdine
Smith, Noah Smith, Henry Seawells, H. C. Tate, J. R. Thompson, Fielding Turner, Garrison Taylor, Ross Unchurch,
John Van Hosser, L. R. Witt, W. Walls, John Womack, P. G. Webb, I. C. Webb, D. B. Worley, W. M. Womack, W. M. Wilmoth,
John E. Warren, J. B. Wilkinson, B. C. Wilkinson, Ben Judkins.
Killed: Capt. L. N. Savage, Lieut. R. B. Anderson, Lieut. W. G. Witt, Felix Kersey, E. League, W. A. Hallum,
E. Lockhart, John E. Warren, Murfreesboro; W. L. Cantrell, J. H. Cantrell, James Cantrell, F. E. B. Kennedy, W.
C. Moore, R. Rowland, P. G. Webb, Perryville; B. Atnip, Georgia; Wat Eastham, Thomas Dozier, S. M. Fulton, William
Richardson, A. Simpson, Atlanta; W. H. Cantrell, James Driver, T. A. Hooper, A. J. Kersey, Robert Martin, Franklin;
H. C. Tate, Lost Mountain. Wounded: S. G. Bing, R. M. Magness, B. M. Cantrell, S. M. Philips, R. M. Banks, D. W.
Cantrell, T. M. Hooper, Rich Jones, F. Turner, John Mason, Perryville; Capt. G. L. Talley, W. C. Potter, Chickamauga;
Isaac Adcock, Resaca; E. L. Atnip, J. R. Thompson, W. L. Judkins, Atlanta; Peter Cantrell, J. Lefever, G. Taylor,
B. C. Wilkinson, G. W. Colwell, J. C. Webb, Murfreesboro; J. W. Johnson, Franklin. Died: William Adcock, O. D.
Potter, Thomas Potter, L. R. Witt, William Walls, Camp Trousdale, 1861; William Herron, Richard Hooper, John Womack
(missing), Georgia, 1864; James Bing, W. H. Bing, in prison; James Hooper, South Carolina,
Facing page 172, photo captioned:
COL. ROBERT CANTRELL
TWENTY-THIRD REGIMENT, TENNESSEE CONFEDERATES
FROM AN OLD DAGUERREOTYPE LOANED BY
MRS. JACK BUCHANAN, LEBANON
1864; J. A. Moore, home, 1863; Elisha McGinnis, unknown; William Womack, Hattersville,
Capt. Robert Cantrell's company (C) recruited around Smithville, became a part of the Twenty-Third Regiment
of Tennessee Confederate Infantry. Its commander was later elected lieutenant colonel. G. W. Hicks was elected
colonel and later Erastus D. Foster. Other promotions were of Lieuts. W. D. Rhinehardt, Lawson W. Lee, and A. P.
Cantrell. The company saw service in Virginia and at Shiloh. After fighting at Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga,
and Missionary Ridge, and going through the Georgia campaign, it was at Franklin and Nashville and surrendered
in North Carolina. Capt. John C. New, of Cannon County, writes: "After the Twenty-Third had served about twelve
months, it was reorganized. At this time Captain Cantrell was elected lieutenant colonel, but soon resigned. Ras
Foster was elected captain of the company, and after serving some time he left and carried many of his men with
him. The company was consolidated with mine. Zeb Lee was a member of the company and lost a leg at Chickamauga.
His brother, Lieut. Lawson Lee, was killed." Colonel Cantrell was for several years a distinguished circuit
judge of Tennessee, residing at Lebanon. He was born November 9, 1823, and died February 9, 1903.
Officers: Captain, Robert Cantrell; first lieutenant, Joseph Y. Stewart; second, L. J. Magness; third, C.
A. Cantrell; first sergeant, William Hi Smith; second,
A. P. Cantrell; third, L. W. Lee; fourth, A. J. Potter; corporals, E. D. Foster, P.
G. Cantrell, Isaac Cantrell, A. G. Beckwith; drummer, Calvin Hendrixson; Fifer, Brien Hughes.
Privates: David Adcock, Wilson Adcock, Lucian Allen, R. H. Atnip, Ben Bullard, W. G. Baker, J. C. Brock,
W. M. Bryant, Asbury Barnes, S. Bradford, E. C. Barnes, D. G. Byars, John Brimer, Pleas Caldwell, H. P. Cantrell,
James Cantrell, J. L. Crips, J. A. Capshaw, W. C. Cantrell, Julius Cantrell, Abe Cantrell, I. Cantrell, Jr., B.
H. Cantrell, J. B. Cotton, M. Coldwell, Eliah Cantrell, W. W. Coldwell, W. Coldwell, L. L. Cantrell, W. M. Bryant,
B. H. Cantrell, William Carter, Smith Cantrell, Sam Cantrell, L. D. Day, David Davis, J. H. Dodd, M. D. Davis,
John Delong, Henry Frazier, Jasper Fowler, Newton Fowler, A. H. Farmer, J. L. Fuson, J. R. Fuson, J. B. Ferrell,
S. M. Foster, J. H. Ford, J. D. Givan, Thomas Givan, J. W. Green, John Greer, M. Greer, J. P. Jacobs, J. C. Hodges,
Isaac Hurst, Jere Hendrixon, Cal Hendrixon, Jr., Tilman Haney, William Haney, James M. Judkins, W. A. Johnson,
J. P. Jacobs, P. J. Lee, Elias Lane, Jr., S. M. Liles, J. W. Lamberson, Z. P. Lee, Obe Moss, G. Lane, C. Lane,
James Moor, J. Martin, R. W. Melton, J. H. Mahaffey, T. A. Mason, A. F. McDowell, Sam Mitchell, J. P. Moor, William
Parsons, Oliver Parkinson, G. W. Pirtle, J. L. Pirtle, Tarleton Parrish, W. R. Parrish, Hezekiah Page, Arch Pack,
Russel Rigsby, James Ridge, J. S. Ridge, J. M. Redmond, James Robinson, W. J. Rigsby, W. D. Rhinehardt, J. M. Reeves,
C. C. Smith, P. G. Smith,
Bradford Sherrell, Wesley Steelmon, J. P. Stoner, A. A. Stanford, W. H. Starnes, J.
S. Starnes, G. W. Taylor, L. R. Taylor, F. J. Titsworth, J. M. Vaughn, J. N. Vaughn, G. W. Warren.
Killed: A. G. Allen, Fort Munford; Lawson Lee, W. A. Carter, June 29, 1864; W. G. Warren, Chickamauga; W.
L. Lawson, Bean's Station. Died: F. J. Titsworth, R. W. Melton, Chattanooga, January 24, 1863; James Ridge, July
26, 1863; Julius Cantrell, October 18, 1861; H. Page, June 1, 1862; A. H. Farmer, November 24, 1861.
Capt. Perry Adcock's company was also raised in the Smithville section. It was difficult to trace this company,
but the Adjutant General of the War Department explained that Captain Adcock's company was designated as C in Colms's
First Battalion of Tennessee Infantry and afterwards as Company K, Fiftieth Tennessee Confederate Infantry. The
company surrendered in North Carolina in April 1865, after having served in numerous engagements in various States,
from Fort Donelson to the close of the war. Captain Adcock had served also in the war with Mexico. He was born
March 4, 1829, and died January 11, 1908.
Officers: Captain, Perry Adcock; first lieutenant, J. P. Titsworth; second, C. Turner; third, W. N. Jones;
adjutant, C. B. Cantrell; first sergeant, A. P. Adcock; second, David Delong; third, Henry Bain; fourth, Isaiah
Bain; fifth, W. R. Dunham; corporals, Thomas Adcock, Henry Adcock, J. D. Thweat, James M. Webb.
Privates: William, J. C., John, Joseph, P.J.L., and Wesley Adcock, Rich Atnip, H. Aikens, William Allen,
N. Adcock, William Bain, Isaac Bain, D. C. Bain, John K. Bain, William, John, and Wesley Blunt, Joseph Capshaw,
John Capshaw, William Capshaw, William J. U., Richard, and Jason Certain, T. Cantrell, Giles Driver, Jr., Noah
Deboard, Watson Delong, James Delong, John Davis, John Fisher, Joseph and William Fisher, Daniel Fowler, Charles
Ferrell, A. Goodson, O. D. Goodson, Webb and L. Hutchins, Andrew Jackson, H. G. and Grundy Kirby, C. Lack, David
Looney, William Love, T. J. Lewis, J. P. Jones, Alfred Lewis, John McFall, Vincent Manor, Abijah Martin, D. W.
Marsh, Ben Pinegar, Ben Pollard, Henry Pitts, G. W. Pollard, John Pinegar, Bart Pack, N. B. Parker, Ben Roland,
James Ray, James Rigsby, Dr. J. D. Rigsby, Sam Roberts, E. C. Roland, L. P. Rigsby, S. Slaten, O. and William Sullivan,
Wilson Taylor, G. W. and William Turner, James Webb, Jackson West, Alex Walker, F. M. Wilkinson, Isaac, Pleasant,
and Thomas Young, J. M. Stephens, D. W. Marsh, John McAfee, I. P., Jasper, and Alfred Lewis, J. K. Delong, William
Certain, W. D. Jones, William Lane, W. Z. Pollard, Francis, David, J. P., and Thomas Lewis, G. W. Pollard, J. G.
Rankhorn, W. R. Dunham, John Fuller, A. B. Cheatham, R. Presnel, Sam Roberts, Joshua Seal, J. A. Walker, Ainsley
Stephens, Canada Rigsby, George Stidman, John Corley, D. C. Delong, A. B. Cheatham, J. W. Green, G. A. Neal, Henry
Pitts, Claiborn Edwards, Elijah Quillen, J. M. Webb.
Died: James Webb, Memphis, October 6, 1862; S.
D. Lane, Tappan, Miss., November 16, 1862; W. Z. Pollard, Clinton, La.; John Castel,
Brookhaven, Miss.; G. W. Turner, Lauderdale Springs, Miss.; Isaiah Bain, Alton (Ill.) Prison.
Allison's Battalion of Cavalry, raised by Col. R. D. Allison, John S. Reece, and Robert V. Wright at Alexandria,
consisted of three companies and was, besides taking part in a number of the most important battles of the war,
very active in DeKalb County during Morgan's occupation and afterwards. It was with Wheeler on his last raid through
East Tennessee in the summer of 1864; but it seems from Du Bose's "Life of Wheeler" that it was, with
other companies, sent under Gen. "Cerro Gordo" Williams to attack a Federal garrison at Strawberry Plains.
Finding the garrison too strong, it marched to overtake Wheeler, but did not succeed. It followed close on his
heels through Sparta, Liberty, and Alexandria, and went into camp near Murfreesboro, soon, however, taking the
Woodbury Pike and returning south across the mountains, engaging in considerable fighting on the way.
After the war Colonel Allison removed to Texas, where he thrice represented his county in the State legislature,
and died at an advanced age. Captain Reece removed to Nashville, becoming prominently identified with the city's
interests, though his sight was greatly impaired before the close of the war. As Colonel Allison was old and Captain
Reece with impaired sight, Captain Wright commanded the DeKalb
Countians, who had been consolidated with Shaw's Battalion after Missionary Ridge,
in the later months. Captain Reece was born in Virginia in 1814, and died in February, 1868, only fifty-four, but
a veteran of the war with the Seminoles, the Mexican War, and the War between the States. Captain Wright also located
in Nashville, where he won splendid business success. He was living in 1914, somewhat more than eighty years of
This from Lieut. B. L. Ridley's published diary gives in a small way an idea of the horrors of war. It is
dated Smithville, N.C., March 27, 1865: "This afternoon went with General Stewart to the depot, where we found
Colonel Allison, a Tennessee cavalryman, on his way westward with the body of his son, who was killed a day or
two ago near Goldsboro trying to rescue some ladies from the clutches of the enemy." By the way, still as
illustrative, General Forrest and his escort were on a road three miles from Selma, Ala., one night after the retreat
from Nashville. Suddenly the cries of women in distress reached them. "Guided by the sounds," to quote
the diary of Ben Hancock, of the Second Regiment of Cavalry, "Forrest and some of his men dashed thither,
to find a neighboring house in the possession of four Federal bummers who, having rifled it, were engaged in the
effort to outrage the women who lived there. Summary was the fate of these wretches. The escort was now getting
excited, . . . and, meeting a number of these fellows loaded, down with plunder, they did not hesitate to slay
them on the spot. Hearing the sounds of what was happen-
ing ahead, Forrest, to check it, took the conduct of the advance upon himself."
It is not believed that any DeKalb soldiers on either side were ever charged with assaulting women.
Allison's squadron, when it surrendered with General Shaw in North Carolina in 1865, numbered only about
thirty men, according to Lieut. Ed Reece.
The writer has been able to secure from the mutilated records in the archives at Washington the following
names only of the troops of Allison's Battalion. They cover various periods of the war:
Company A, officers: Senior captain, R. D. Allison; captain, John H. Allison; first lieutenant, James A.
Nesmith; second James N. Eaton; third, James W. Foutch; sergeants, J. A. Atwell, J. L. Reasonover, J. E. Robinson,
J. W. Boyd; corporals, James B. Gregston, Ab Drury, W. J. Eaton.
Privates: R. D. Allison, J. W. Allen, William Allen, George Ashe, William Ashe, William Eskew, J. A. Boyd,
William Corley, David Crook, Robert Caskey, John Cartwright, William Carr, Daniel Driver, A. Davis, Hardin Denny,
J. H. Foutch, J. W. Floyd, E. and Joseph Gann, Freeling H. Hayes, J. A. Higdon, Horace M. Hale, Leander B. Hale,
F. W. Hobson, John Johnson, Gus H. Johnson, James W. Keaton, R. W. Keaton, Jake H. King, R. A. King, W. R. King,
H. D. Lester, S. M. Leftwick, L. C. Lincoln, James C. Malone, N. J. Petty, W. F. Powell, Irving Parsley, Ben Robinson,
James M. Turney, H. J. Wills, Pleas C. Adams, C. A. Bailiff, G. W. Adkins, M. Byford, Monroe Bailiff, P. Dedman,
M. L. Dedman, J. H.
Gann, N. Gann, Thomas Malone, R. W. Tubb, W. S. Webster, W. M. Walker, J. D. Wheeler,
James Mullinax, D. L. Braswell, James Rigdon, H. J. Wills, Newton Petty, Shade L. Davis, Patterson Dedman, John
H. Gann, Michael Gann, W. H. Gann, Nathan Gann, Denham Bethel, D. L. Russell.
Killed: Edward Gann, Chickamauga, September 19, 1863. Died: Joseph Gann, Tunnel Hill, Ga., January 5, 1864.
Company B, officers: Captain, J. S. Reece; first lieutenant, D. Brien; second, J. M. Floyd; third, L. P.
Rutland; sergeants, T. W. Yeargin, T. R. Foster, James Jones, Britton Odum, Ed Reece; corporal, J. J. Cutler.
Privates: W. W. Adams, N. B. Bradley, W. C. Craddick, David Curtis, J. P. Doss, M. B. Dunn, Pack W. Florida,
Tilman H. Foster, J. Ervin Foster, T. J. Finley, R. B. Floyd, L. H. Fite, Sam George, C. A. Hollinsworth, D. H.
Hale (teamster), W. H. Jackson, Wiley Jones, W. H. Luckey (bugler), W. C. McGann, George Neal, Robert Neal, Ervin
Newsom, L. F. Porterfield, Oliver W. Roberts, William Shanks, J. C. Trammel, J. B. Tarpley, J. B. Thompson, G.
W. Vantrease, Thomas Warren, Newt Warren, David Wallace, Isaiah White, J. R. Witt, Columbus Yeargin, G. W. Lanier,
Henry Lanier, James Pope, G. H. McGann, T. J. Coleman, I. C. Stone, William Hullet, James Jones, R. H. Newsom,
Sim Adamson, Henry Bell, William Adamson, J. H. Burton, Hiram Carter,
W. J. Covington, J. C. Estes, William Foster, James S. Foutch, Bartley L. James, A.A.J.
Jennings, J. M. Jones, Thomas King, Calaway Neal, J. R. Newsom, J. B. Pendleton, J. J. Rich, Presley Stroud, O.
B. Staley, Jacob Vantrease, Jackson Vantrease, J. Willoby, J. Washer, Nathan Walden, G. Hutchinson, Fayette Henley,
Nelson Bryant, J. W. Buckner, B. J. Bethel, Henry George, Sam Huggins, A. J. Lanier, J. T. Lawrence, Dan McKee,
Monroe Malone, John Marks, S. T. Porterfield, J. J. Porterfield, S. A. Rickett, Lander Jackson, Thomas Estes, John
Shores, J. R. Smith, Ed Winn, Henry Bell, G. C. McGann, Hiram Curtis.
Killed: William Hullet, James Jones, R. A. Newsom, Chickamauga, September 19, 1863.
Company C, officers: Captain, R. V. Wright; first lieutenant, A.W.O. Baker; second, Orson B. Wright; third,
W. V. Harrel; sergeants, John A. Jones, W. A. Yeargin, John Heflin; corporals, William Hubbard, John A. Mooneyham.
Privates: L. J. Allison, William C. Bradford, J. C. Bailey, A. M. Cantrell, C. F. Cantrell, G. C. Flippin,
John Gilly, James Hawkins, William Mooneyham, James Jones, James Hines, J. D. Martin, W. S. Patey, J. B. Palmer,
W. B. Price, Thomas Spears, George Springfield, Sam Hooper, Jonas Whitley, C. M. Thompson, J. T. Thompson, Z. U.
Thompson, J. S. Thompson, Garrett Clay, B. F. Batts, W. D. Yeargin, Bethel Batts, John A. Farmer, Thomas Howard,
William Harper, Charles Harris, W. W. Minton, George
Nichols, P. Simpson, C. Vanderpool, Jeff Braswell, John A. Mooneyham, J. H. Baird,
A. M. Carter, H.D.B. Anderson, T. C. Bradford, R. Barbee, C. Barbee.
Killed: Garrett Clay, Chickamauga, September 19, 1863.
The above are from Captain Wright's rolls from December 31, 1863, to February 29, 1864; from February 29,
1864, to April 30, 1864; from April 30, 1864, to June 30, 1864; and from June 30, 1864, to December 31, 1864. Under
the first date A.W.O. Baker was first lieutenant; second, O. B. Wright; third, W. V. Harrel. Under the second date
W. V. Harrel is third lieutenant. Under the third date no lieutenants are mentioned, nor are there any for June
30, 1864, to December 31, 1864. These are the latest existing records. But two or three living members of the squadron
have sent in the names of a few other troops, though it is not known to what companies they belonged. Lieut. Ed
Reece's list is: John Bowman, John Batts, J. T. Quarels, Isaac Cooper, and Jerome Barton. James H. Burton contributes
this list: Bill Bone, Cain Adams, John Parkerson, Lito Hullet, Alex Stanley, John Reeves, George Beckwith, Mose
Blythe, and Dr. Fayette Knight.
Of course during the war there were many changes in subordinate officers not mentioned here-promotions,
resignations, and here and there a desertion. The desertions in both Federal and Confederate companies from the
county were considerable, and now and then we find men, as Lowell's bashful beau "stood awhile on one foot
fust an' then awhile on t'other,"
who fought in the cause of both South and North, at first with one side and then with
DeKalb County officers in P. C. Shields's company (G) of Col. J. H. Savage's regiment: A. T. Fisher, first
lieutenant; James K. Fisher, third. A. T. Fisher was promoted to captain in 1862.
Privates: Jasper Adcock, H. P. Adcock, William Allen, A. J. Allen, Ben Atnip, John Atnip, Alfred Bain, Peter
Bain, Josiah Bain, John Bain, Peter Bain (second), Henry Bain, C. Bain, J. L. Britton, M. Blount, Joseph Cantrell,
C. W. Cantrell, W. L. Cantrell, H. B. Cope, W. A. Cotton, Ben Capshaw, T. A. Cotten, John Denton, D. L. Dunham,
L. R. Dunham, John Donnell, Gabriel Elkins, John Fisher, L. B. Fisher J. P. Fisher, Lawson Fisher, M. L. Fisher,
G. W. Gilbert, L. W. Gilbert, William Goodson, Thomas Hodges, Robert Love, Joseph Ray, C. G. Rankhorn, Levi Lassiter,
H.L.P. Sanders, Wiley Sanders, Isaiah Lassiter, F. M. Wright, S. L. Walker, John Meggerson, O. D. Walker, Alex
Walker, Seth F. Wright, D. W. Worst, James Wright, and Deskin Wright.
Killed: Isaiah Bain, C. Bain, W. L. Cantrell, H. B. Cope, Lawson Fisher, F. M. Wright, S. L. Walker, Perryville;
J. L. Britton, Thomas Hodges, John Fisher, Murfreesboro. Wounded: W. A. Cotton, Perryville; C. G. Rankhorn, Kennesaw
Mountain. Died in service: D. L. Dunham, in prison; C. A. Cantrell, Georgia; A. J. Allen, Kentucky.
Horace McGuire gives this memory list of DeKalb County Confederates living in 1914: B. M. Cantrell,
Horace McGuire, Thomas Hooper, Sam Hooper, R. W. McGinnis, B. N. Hicky, John Vanhouser,
Hans Merritt, John D. Johnson, Dick Moore, J. M. Redmon, Jim Fuson, W. T. Wall, Mose Rankhorn, T. C. Allen, Jim
Wilkins, Watt Cantrell, W. C. Gilbert, Louis Bing, A. P. Cantrell, Hes Cantrell, Joe Cantrell, John Givan, Polk
Johnson, J. H. Mahaffy, Luke Simpson, J. W. Watson, Jesse Redman, Madison Pass, Newt Avery, John K. Bain, Ed Reece,
Bob King, William Lucky, R. V. Wright, Isaiah White, Thomas Givan, Roland Foster, and Horace M. Hale.
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