Scott County , Tennessee
Civil War Veterans

This page was updated 06 Sep 2008


According to the U.S. Census in 1860 there were 3,519 people (571 families) living in Scott County , only 59 of which were slaves. When the Civil War broke out, it was evident this county would side with the Union. Before the war was over a total of 560 Scott Countians would join up, 541 of them with Union regiments or the Scott County  Home Guard, according to the research of the late Scott County  Historian Ester Sanderson Sharp.

Many of those soldiers didn't come home; others returned scarred -- physically and mentally -- from the horrors of their experience. Even those that did not participate in the battles were hit hard by the war due to shortages of items like salt, coffee, and sugar, as well as having to contend with seizures by soldiers from both sides.

If you have a photo of any of the soldiers listed below and would like to share it,  

I am also looking for anyone who is willing to share copies of  service or pension records of Civil War soldiers from Scott County .   Again, send it to me as an attachment to an email and I will post to the website.

Here is a list Civil War soldiers from Scott and surrounding counties which the Historical Society has received information on thus far:

Soldier Company/Regiment
Banks, Irvin Company G, 6th U.S. Volunteers
Beaty, "Tinker" Dave Beaty's Ind. Scouts
Begley, Thomas Company K, 30th KY Infantry
Blevins, Daniel Company I, 30th KY Infantry
Blevins, William Company I, 12th KY Infantry
Brown, Hamilton Company E, 1st East TN National Guard
Bunch, Isaac Company G, 7th TN Volunteers
Bunch, James W. Company I, 7th TN Volunteers
Burchfield, Jesse Young Company F, 39th NC Infantry (CSA)
Company L, 2nd TN Cavalry (Union)
Carson, John C. Company C, East TN National Guard
Chambers, Riley Company I, 12th KY Infantry
Chambers, Thomas Jr. Company F, 2d TN Infantry
Chambers, William A. Company I, 12th KY Infantry
Chitwood, John H. Company G, 2nd East TN Volunteers
Conner, Ransom Company H, 2nd East TN Volunteers
Cotton, Wayne W. Company G, 7th TN Volunteers
Cross, John Franklin Company G, 2nd TN Infantry
Ellis, James Company B, 2nd East TN Volunteers
Goad, Johnson Company H, 9th TN Cavalry
Griffith, Abraham Company D, 3rd KY Infantry
Griffith, Allen Company F, 7th TN Volunteers
Griffith, Andrew Company H, 9th TN Cavalry
Griffith, Fieldin Company F, 1st East TN Nat. Gd.
Griffith, John Company F, 7th TN Volunteers, and
Company E, 11th TN Volunteers
Griffith, Joseph Company F, 7th TN Volunteers
Hamby, Abraham E. Company A, 1st East TN Nat. Gd.
Hicks, Thomas Company G, 8th TN Infantry
Hughett, Calvin Company C, East TN National Guard
Keeton, Ewell Company C, East TN National Guard
Laxton, Alfred Company A, East TN National Guard
Laxton, Thomas Company C, East TN National Guard
Lewellen, Campbell Company I, 12th KY Volunteers
Low, Alexander Company I, 7th TN Volunteers
Low, Michael Company G, 2nd East TN Infantry
Low, Phillip Jr. Company G, 2nd East TN Infantry
McDonald, James Company B/G, 2nd East TN Infantry
Marcum, G. W. Company D, 3rd East TN Infantry
Marcum, Reason Company K, 2d TN Infantry
Newport, Asa Company C, 7th TN Volunteers
Newport, Benjamin S. Company C, 7th TN Volunteers
Newport, Ezekial Company C, 7th TN Volunteers
Newport, Fieldin Company H, 9th TN Cavalry
Newport, James Sr. Company C, 1st East TN National Guard
Newport, James Company C, 7th TN Volunteers
Newport, James M. Company H, 12 KY Infantry
Newport, Joseph Company C, 1st East TN National Guard
Newport, Phoenix Company F, 7th TN Volunteers
Newport, Richard Company E, 11th TN Cavalry
Newport, William A. Company 3, 11th TN Cavalry
Pennington, George W. Company A, East TN Nat. Gd.
Pennington, Martin Company A, East TN Nat. Gd.
Phillips, Emanuel Company G, 8th TN Volunteers
Phillips, Fountain Company F, 2nd TN Infantry
Phillips, Jehu Company A, 1st East TN National Guard
Phillips, Riley Company A, 1st TN Infantry
Reed, Claiborn Company I, 30th KY Volunteers
Reed, Campbell County Company G, 2nd East TN Infantry
Robbins, William Company B, 7th TN Volunteers
Ross, Alfred Company G, 2nd East TN Infantry
Ryan, James Riley Company A, E TN Nat. Gd.
Sexton, Aaron Company I, 12th KY Infantry
Sexton, Caswell Company B, 1st East TN National Guard
Sexton, Christopher Company F, 12th KY Infantry
Sexton, Daniel Company C, 1st East TN National Guard
Sexton, Emanuel Company G, 7th TN Volunteers
Sexton, Fountain Company C, 7th TN Infantry
Sexton, Hiram Company G, 2nd East TN Infantry
Sexton, James Company A, 1st East TN National Guard
Sexton, Julian Company C, 1st East TN National Guard
Sexton, Shadrack Company H, 2nd.East TN Infantry
Sexton, Ransom Company C, 4th TN Infantry
Shelton, Robert Company H, 2nd East TN Infantry
Silcox, Levi Company H, 9th TN Cavalry
Slaven, Richard Company I, 12th KY Infantry
Smith, David Company D, 30th KY Inf
Smith, George Washington Company I, 12th KY Infantry
Smith, Samuel Company K, 30th KY Infantry
Smith, Stephen Company A, 1st TN Cavalry
Smith, William Company K, 19th KY Infantry
Strunk, Alexander Company A, 1st East TN National Guard
Strunk, Solomon Company A, 1st East TN National Guard
Terry, Martin, Jr. Company C, 1st East TN National Guard
Terry, Milton Company C, 1st East TN National Guard
Trammell, Dennis Company A, 1st East TN National Guard
Walker, Daniel Company E, 11th TN Cavalry
West, John Company H, 2d TN Infantry
West, Reason Company A, 1st TN Infantry
West, Reason Company D, 1st TN Infantry
West, William Company H, 2d TN Infantry
Wilhite, John C. Company C, East TN National Guard
Wilhite, John W. Company C, East TN National Guard

Use NATF Form 80 forms from the National Archives (NARA) to obtain information about your Civil War ancestor.  If NARA finds a service or pension file on the person whose name is on the form, they will write you back and let you know of the charges for copying the material. You can also obtain the blank NATF Form 80s (limit 6 per order) by providing your name and mailing address to inquire@nara.gov. Be sure to specify "Form 80" and the number of forms you need. You can also obtain the NATF Form 80 by writing to:

National Archives and Records Administration,
Attn: NWDT1
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408-0001.

For Union army soldiers, there are three major records in the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) that provide information on military service: (1) compiled military service record (CMSR); (2) pension application file; and (3) records reproduced in microfilm publication M594, Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations (225 rolls).

For Confederate army soldiers, there are two major records in NARA that provide information on military service: (1) compiled military service record (CMSR) and (2) records reproduced in microfilm publication M861, Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Confederate Organizations (74 rolls). Records relating to Confederate soldiers are typically less complete than those relating to Union soldiers because many Confederate records did not survive the war.

NARA does not have pension files for Tennessee Confederate soldiers. Pensions were granted to Confederate veterans and their widows and minor children by the State of Tennessee; these records are in the state archives.)


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