3rd Tennessee Infantry CSA
Flags of Our Great-Great Grandfathers
by Matthew C. Duste Craig https://www.facebook.com/Duste1
3rd Tennesee Infantry Regiment, C.S.A.
3rd Infantry Regiment Tennessee Volunteers completed its organization at Lynnville, Giles County, Tennessee, in May, 1861. The men were raised in the counties of Giles, Lewis, Hickman, Maury, Williamson, and Lawrence. It moved to Fort Donelson and in February, 1862, was captured. During this fight the unit had 88 men killed or wounded of the 750 engaged. After being exchanged it reorganized with 607 effectives. Later it was assigned to J.Gregg's, Brown's, Brown's and Reynolds' Consolidated, and Palmer's Brigade. The regiment fought at Chickasaw Bayou, Raymond, and Jackson, then joined the Army of Tennessee. It went on to participate in many battles from Chickamauga to Atlanta, moved with Hood to Tennessee, and ended the war in North Carolina. This unit was organized with 885 officers and men, lost thirty-four percent of the 548 engaged at Raymond, had 274 in action at Chickamauga, and in December, 1863, totalled 271 men and 176 arms. On December 21, 1864, the records show the 3rd and 18th Consolidated Regiment having 12 men present for duty. It was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865. The field officers were:
Colonels John C. Brown, Calvin J. Clack, and Calvin H. Walker.
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas M. Gordon.
Majors Flavel C. Barber, Nathaniel F. Cheairs, George W. Jones, and Thomas M. Tucker.