Before the beginning
of the Civil War, there was a strong feeling among the citizens
against secession, but as the war actually began, those feelings
changed. At the election in 1861, the votes cast showed that the
Henry Countians were largely in favor of secession. In April,
1861, the first company for the confederate Army was raised by
Captain Edward Firzgerald.
Alexander's Independent Cavalry Company; General H.B. Lyon's
Captain J.R. William's Independent Cavalry Company
Napier's Tennessee Cavalry Battalion, Company "E"
7th TN Cavalry Regiment, Company "G"
10th TN Cavalry Regiment, Companies 1st "K", 2nd
18th (Newsom's) TN Cavalry Regiment, Company "D"
20th (Russell's) TN Cavalry Regiment, Companies "B",
"E", "F" "K"
12th (Faulkner's) Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, Companies
"E", "F", "G"
4th Mississippi-Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Company
5th TN Infantry Regiment, Companies "A",
"B", "C", "D", "F",
"G", "H", "I", "K"
46th TN Infantry Regiment, Companies "A" through
154th Senior TN Infantry Regiment, Company "F"
TN Cavalry Regiment, Company "D"
provided by Cheryl Adams. Thank you!
The story of the Richard Whitlow Randle Family as written by
David McSwain. Mr. McSwain was married to Richard Randle's
sister Beneter Randle.
Another was about
Richard W. Randle's wife, Elmina Cannon (the daughter of Martin
Cannon). During the Civil War the Yankees would come by the farm
and take anything they could find, such as food, horse and
particularly cured hams. She, Elmina, would tell them that the
meat was in the loft of the house and a ladder on the wall led
up. As the Yankees came down the ladder with a ham in their arm,
she used a butcher knife to her own good. It was said that
"she seldom lost a ham, but the Yankees lost