THE CIVIL WAR IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE

By Judy Henley Phillips. All rights reserved.


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RESOLUTIONS
FOR SECESSION
PETER TURNEY'S
1st TN INFANTRY
C.H. BEAN'S
41st Reg't.
ELIJAH IKARD'S
32nd Reg't.
17th TENNESSEE
INFANTRY
23rd TENNESSEE
INFANTRY
41st TENNESSEE
INFANTRY
44th TENNESSEE
INFANTRY
Franklin County Confederate Soldiers Died or Killed 1861/65

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The Peter Turney Chapter of The United Daughters of the Confederacy

Tennessee Confederate Pensions were first offered to soldiers in 1891. In 1905 Confederate widows became eligible. The files created by the Pension Board include original applications with data about the soldier's life and service. Many files also contain correspondence and other paperwork related to the claim.

In 1890 the Tennessee Confederate Soldiers Home opened on the grounds of the Hermitage Plantation, Andrew Jackson's home. The requirements for admission was similar to the TN CSA Veterans Pensions.

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Index to applications for admission to the Soldiers Home

Resource to order compiled Civil War service records. Supposed to be cheaper than National Archives.

Tennessee Civil War Sourcebook

Moore Co.,Tennessee In The Civil War

The Tennessee Division Sons of Confederate Veterans

Field's 1st Tennessee Infantry Regiment

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Veterans Administration Gravelocator.

The American Civil War Homepage

William H.L. Wells Camp #1588, Texas Division, Plano, TX

Fortress Dixie, over 2000 links

Arkansas Civil War Memorial Page.

Civil War For Buffs.

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Camp at Winchester, TN 1863.
Letters from Winchester, TN.

"War For Southern Independence"

Tennessee and the Civil War Virtual Military Cemetery - Franklin County, Tenn.

"Bishop General Leonidas Polk, Sewanee, Tenn."



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Resolutions For The Secession Of Franklin County

1. Resolved, That the action of the State of Tennessee, on the 9th inst., is to us a source of unfeigned mortification, and regret, as we hoped that her course would have been so different, as to have, by the 4th day of March next, divorced Tennessee forever from her present bonds of political union, and have united her fate-for weal or woe, with her seven proud and gallant sisters of the South, which have so divorced themselves.

2. Resolved, That while against our wills and earnest desire, we as Tennesseans are forced to remain citizens of the Federal Union, our hearts, sympathies and feelings are with the Confederate States of America, and we still hope that the day will review and reverse her action, and give birth to another State upon the National Flag of the Southern Republic.

3. Resolved, That we hope that the Northern fanatics have read the speeches of the Presidents- DAVIS and LINCOLN, (Made enroute for their respective seats of government) and see the difference, and from it learned a lesson of common sense, which will cause them to hush their insane croaking about the ignorance of the Southern people, since, they must see that while the Confederate States have for their representative a gentleman, a scholar and a statesman, the Federal Union has a wag, a mental dwarf.

4. Resolved, That the speeches of President LINCOLN, intimating coercion, deserve, and will receive, the supreme contempt of every true Southern heart; and when the Federal government, under the administration of Mr. LINCOLN, shall call for troops to invade or coerce the seceding States, Old Franklin will respond as becomes freemen who know their rights, and dare maintain them-not to aid the Federal Government, but to resist, even unto death, the Federal policy. If war must come, our fate is, and shall be, with our sisters of the South; their cause shall be our cause- with them we will stand, or with them fall.

5. Resolved, That we earnestly petition the Legislatures of Alabama and Tennessee through them, and by ourselves, and all other authorities that can give us any aid in the matter, to change the line between the States, so as to transfer the county of Franklin to the State of Alabama, unless, before this can be done, Tennessee secede from the Union, thereby giving to us a government having our consent. And that copies of this and the next resolution be sent to the governors of Alabama and Tennessee as early as can be.

6. Resolved, That upon the conditions of the 5th resolution, we declare ourselves out of the Union, subject to be ratified by the States of Alabama and Tennessee, as provided in said resolution, which we again earnestly request may be early attended to.

Then I.T. CARR, Esq., being called on, after making a few appropriate remarks, submitted the following resolutions which were unanimously adopted:

1. Resolved, That we have ever stood by the Constitution, its impacts and compromises, but they have been ruthlessly set aside by the republican party and the Chicago platform adopted instead thereof, and we are now duty bound to the framers of the Constitution, the Revolutionary sires, our ancestors, to posterity, our homes, and our sacred honor, to adhere to it now as reaffirmed by the Confederate States of America.

2. Resolved, That in as much as the movements now made in Congress of the United States of North America, and the incoming administration thereof, threaten to blockade our ports, force revenues, suspend postal arrangements, destroy commerce, ruin trade, depreciate currency, invade sovereign States, burn cities, butcher armies, gibbet patriots, hang veterans, oppress freemen, blot our liberty, beggar homes, widow mothers, orphan children, and desolate the peace and happiness of the nation with fire and sword,-these things to do, and not to disappoint the expectation of those who have given him (Mr. Lincoln) their votes. Now, against these things we, in the name of right, the Constitution, and a just God, solemnly enter our protest; and further, when that which is manifested shall have come upon the country, we say to Tennessee: Let slip the dogs of war and cry havoc!

3. Resolved, That we commend in the highest the true and loyal chivalry of the sons of the South who have resigned their offices under the late Federal government of the United States, in the army, navy, and otherwise.


Then F.T. ESTILL, Esq., Dr. CHILDS and others addressed the crowd. Afterwards Mr. A. JOURDAN sang a Southern Marseilles, which was highly appreciated by all, and for which all joined in hurras and loud and protracted applause for Mr. JOURDAN. /S/ Thos. FINCH, Ch'n, J.F. SYLER, N. FRIZZELL Secretaries, Winchester, Tennessee, 25 Feb. 1861.

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CONFEDERATE MUSTER ROLL - Captain C.H. BEAN 41st Reg't., Co. G. 26 Nov. 1861 to the 26th Nov. 1862. TSLA, Mf Roll No. 2. Transcribed by Judy Henley Phillips.

Their age was given on this roster.

NAMEAGERANK NAMEAGERANK
BEAN,C.H.30Capt.TIPPS, G.W.211 Corp.
MURRELL, Wm. E.281 Lieut.MCCOY, F.M.282 Corp.
WEAVER, H.322 Lieut.BEAN, E.M.283 Corp.
TIPPS, Thos. J.233 Lieut.MURRELL, Z.R.184 Corp.
SYLER, G.W.221 Sarg.
THOMPSON, G.W.232 Sarg
TRAVIS, D.J.253 Sarg.
WAKEFIELD, C.W.214 Sarg.
JOHNSTON, H.H.195 Sarg.

PRIVATES
1 AWALT, W.C., age 28

2 BARBEE, A.W., age 36

3 BENSON, J.B., age 22

4 BOREN, James, age 18

5 CHURCH, G.C., age 28

6 CHURCH, J.F., age 25

7 COLLINS, James, age 36

8 COPELAND, Nicholas, age 38

9 COLDWELL, J.C., age19

10 COOPER, J.D., age 27

11 DAVIS, R.D., age 30

12 DAVIS, W.C., age 31

13 DAVIS, Thos. M., age 36

14 DAVIS, Nathan Lee, 24. He m. 31 Mar. 1855, FCT, Lucinda GRANT, dau. of Asa GRANT. He enlisted 26 Nov. 1861. Submitted by Martha Strong

15 DEAL, J.S., age 31

16 DAVIS, G.W., age 19

17 ETHERIDGE, Jesse, age 31

18 FRANKLIN, M.C., age 32

19 GRAVES, Daniel, age18

20 GRAVES, R.A., age 39

21 GRANT, W.C., age 24

22 HICE, T.J., age 26

23 HOLT, J.?, age18

24 HOLT, J.W., age 22

25 HOLT, G.?, age 24

26 HOLT, W.J., age18

27 HOLT, ?H., age 21

28 HOLT, John, age _8

29 HOLT, Richard, age 25

30 HIGGINBOTHAM, I.R., age 26

31 JOHNSTON, Henry, age 25

32 JOHNSTON, J.S., age 35

33 LIMBOUGH, Peter, age 32

34 LEWIS, Stephen, age 15

35 MORRIS, Samuel, age19

36 MILLER,William, age 26

37 METCALF, Wilburn, age18

38 MAYS, J.S., age 19

39 MATLOCK, J.J., age15

40 MCKINSEY, M., age 19

41 MCCLURE, George, age 20

42 MARSHALL, C.C., age 28

43 QUALLS, John, age 24

44 ROLMAN, J.L., age 24

45 RENEGER, G.W., age 19

46 ROGERS, James, age 19

47 RAY, General, age 22

48 SCIVALLEY, J.M., age 31

49 SCIVALLY, G.R., age 21

50 SCIVALLY, J.J., age 36

51 SMITH, J.B., age 26

52 SMITH, S.W., age 18

53 SMITH, Abe, age 29

54 SANDRIDGE, W.P., age 28

55 STEWARD, J.W., age19

56 TIPPS, G.S., age 31

57 TIPPS, John, age 28

58 TIPPS, J.C., age 22

59 TIPPS, J.F., age 21

60 TAYLOR, W.N., age 25

61 TRIGG, G.R., age18

62 VANZANT, J.H., age 20

63 VANZANT, Isaac, age 21

64 WISEMAN, R.C., age 31

65 WISEMAN, J.M., age 22

66 WISEMAN, G.F., age 18

67 WISEMAN, J.F., age 19

68 WOODS, J.M., age 23

69 WILSON,G.W., age 29

70 WICKER,G.W., age 26

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CONFEDERATE MUSTER ROLL, Captain Elijah H. IKARD, 32 Tenn. Infantry, [Co. K] 3 Nov. 1861 to 3 Nov. 1862, Mf roll No. 2, TSLA. Transcribed by Judy Henley Phillips.


OFFICERS

NAMEAGERANKNAMEAGE RANK
IKARD, Elijah H.42Capt.WILEY, William D.251st Sgt.
NORTON, James O.361st Ltn.BENNETT, Leander G.382nd Sgt.
BELL, Orville372nd Ltn.LONG, Henry223rd Sgt.
ROSE, William H.213rd Ltn.BUCKNER, John K.284th Sgt.
HOWARD, John G.27 5th Sgt.
FINNEY, William R.331 Corp.
MASH, William A.252 Corp.
SMITH, Daniel C. __3 Corp.
AUSTELL, Amos P.2_4 Corp.

PRIVATES:


BENNETT, Armon C., 21
BENNETT, James H., 39
BARNES, George S., 18
BRANNAN, George W., 27
BURKS, John, 26
BOYCE, John B., 19
CASTLEBERRY, James M., 17
CHURCHMAN, John R., __
CONN, Robt. D., 18
CAMP, Anderson A., 31
CALDWELL, Andrew C., 30
COKER, James C., 23
DYAL, Andrew J., 24 - Pen.#970 filed 10 Apr. 1892, rejected, res. Bath Spgs, Decatur, TN, b. Franklin Co., TN, am 60y old. Enl. 21 Oct. 1861, comp. K being made up of pieces of companies, wife 63, boy 17, girl going on 16.
DOSSETT, William, 27
DOTSON, John, 27
ELKINS, Allen K., 17
ELKINS, William P., 19
FINNEY, William G., 18
FINNEY, Hopkins P.T., 18
GILLIAM, Minyard, 36
GOINGS, James _., 21
GIPSON, Andrew, 24
HAMPTON, Henry G., 30
HAMPTON, George H., 20
HAYES, William, __
KENNERLY, John P., Jr., 18
LYNCH, William, 1_
LYNCH, Jesse H., __
LYNCH, James M., 26
LONG, Samuel, 2_
MC_____, James A., 28
OLIVER, Armstead R., 30
OLIVER, John R., 30
(Blank), John P., (blank)
PARTIN, George W., 20
PERRY, Thomas, 18
POWERS, George W., 39
PERRYMAN, David, 20
PINKSTON, Hugh, 31
ROSE, Solomon, 18
REESE, Samuel, 23
RILEY, Green B., 24
REEVES, John, 23
RICHARDSON, William Riley, Pen. #6158. William R. RICHARDSON, private, Co. F (also called K), 32d TN Inf. was enlisted Nov. 3, 1861, at Camp Trousdale, to serve 12 months. He was captured at tullahoma, TN, July 3, 1863, and released at the same place on July 9, 1863, on thaking the oath of allegiance. 23 Nov. 1913 letter from John BRANNAN says he had known WRR, before the war of 1861 ... 28 Nov. 1913 deposition of Thomas PERRY says he had known WRR, all of his live being boys together before the war of 1861, and joined the war at Alto, TN at the same time and served together 3 years faithful ... 15 Jan. 1914 depostition of J.W. WAGNER says:This question of allegiance oath which was taken 9 July 1863, was to keep from going to Northern Prison as that was custom to give the conf. that chance ... Mr. WRR had previous been in prison and was exchanged from Indiana Prison, and he preferred to take the oath to keep from going back.

W.R. RICHARDSON, native of Alto, Franklin Co., TN, swears that while in the discharge of my duty in the service of the Conf. or U.S. as a member of Co. F., 32nd Tenn. Regt., I lost my left eye and my health was otherwise impaired due to exposure on duty too early after an attack of measles at Bowlingreen KY in 1862. He was born in FCT June 27th 1839. He enlisted Aug. 1861 in Co. F, 32nd TN Regt. Col. COOK, Lt. Col. MOORE, Major MCGOWAN, Capt. IKARD, Lts. NORTON, BELL & ROSE. My eye became inflamed as stated and I finally lost the sight about the close of the war ... I was captured on retreat from Tullahoma in 1863 and by taking a parole was allowed to remain at home, not being exchanged ... just he and his wife living together ... wife is 64 ... She has been confined to bed for 15 years ... A married daughter stays with us temporarily. He has 1 boy and ?, married and removed. He earns $1 a week huckstering. Owns one horse and cow. Has 56a of land, belonging to himself and children jointly, value $450. Depositions of witnesses: E.L. DRAKE, M.D., H.F. FINNEY, Thomas PERRY, P.A. FRIZZELL, Willis BRANNAN, J.L. GIPSON and J.C. COKER. Martha RICHARDSON Conf. widow's pension #5205. She lives at Alto and was born 2 miles south of Alto. Husband was William Rilie RICHARDSON b. in Roark's Cove 2 miles south of Alto and they were married Christmans night by Squire Jno. HENLEY. Her husband died at Alto and they had 1 boy and 5 girls: Mrs. Elizabeth Manerva BASS, age 49, Saryann 46, D.F., 40 (dead), Mollie 38 (dead) Callie 35, W.R. 32 ... Witness James W. WAGNER, Hillsboro, Coffee Co., TN knows Martha RICHARDSON about 47 years. ... she was born at Roark's Cove. He was acquainted with her husband and that they were married by Squire Jno. HENLEY Dec. 25, 1860 ... He was not a member of the same company as Wm. R., but was at the opening. He said he (WAGNER) was in Rock Island Prison. Says Wm. R. died Dec. 23, 1907, age 70 at his residence one mile north of Alto, TN, and he had resided all his life in TN. William Riley RICHARDSON, b. 27 June 1839, Roark's Cove, FCT, d. 23 Dec. 1907, Alto. He was a son of Abel RICHARDSON and Mary ________. He m. 25 Dec. 1860, FCT, Martha GIPSON, b. Sept. 1844, Roark's Cove, FCT, d. 31 Jan. 1918, Alto. They were bur at Partin Grave Yard, now called Dotson Cem. These are the great-grandparents of Judy Henley Phillips through their dau. Callie Fonia RICHARDSON. Squire John HENLEY mentioned above is my 2nd great-grandfather.

SANSOM, William, 28
SANSOM, James, 22
SANDERS, Elijah, __
SANDERS, George W. - He was a brother to Chapman SANDERS. Both men were sons of Thomas G. SANDERS and Mary Ann McDANIEL sanders. George W. was shot in the arm while in service and it went lame. after serving his tour of enlistment in the 32nd, young George came home to find Yankees all over tullahoma and Franklin County environs. George, his father, Thomas, and his uncle William were shot and killed by Yankees of Capt. William H. LEWIS' Company A, 42nd Missouri Vol. Inf. US, on 11 Jan. 1865. Family rumor has it that SANDERS would not reveal where some Confederate guerillas were hiding. I suspect the guerillas in question may have been part of the John W. PURDHAM gang. PURDHAM, a vet of Co. D, 17th Tenn, was one of three men surprised by the Federals on the night of 6 Feb. 1865, at the farm of Jack CORN. PURDHAM and William STARNES escaped, but Charlie REAGAN was killed. The preceding was fromKeith Fletcher
SANDERS, Chapman, 20
SMITH, George M., __
TAYLOR, George, 22
THOMAS, David, 2_
________, Charles P., 19
WILEY, James B., 18
WILSON, Kendue?, 21
WHITE, Robt. G., 24
WEAVER, Patton, 27

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Colonel Peter Turney Chapter #1927 United Daughters of the Confederacy
Franklin County, TN

The Colonel Peter Turney Chapter UDC has been in existence since 1927. The chapter members recommend descendants of Confederate soldiers for educational scholarships, place books about Southern history in libraries, preserve and mark graves of Confederate soldiers buried in Franklin County, and award medals for military service to descendants of Confederate soldiers.
Contact by those interested in becoming members is welcomed. Chapter meetings are held at scheduled locations February through May and September through December on the third Friday of the month at 2 p.m. An interesting and informative program is presented each month and an annual memorial service is held the first Sunday afternoon in June at Winchester City Cemetery.
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This page was created 17 January 1997 by Judy Henley Phillips (judyp@cafes.net) and updated 4 April 2011.