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2nd Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby's) CSA

Name: James Lafayette BlackburnRank: Private Company:
From Bradley County. Lost a leg in the War. Two brothers died in northern prison camps.
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Name: Joseph ShoopmanRank: Private Company:
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Name: Nathan TallentRank: Private Company: A
GG uncle, brother of WR.
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Name: W R. TallentRank: Private Company: A
I am a direct descendant of WR. His father, Jeptha, fought in the Mexican war, and in the war for cherokee removal. his grandfather, Lott, died on board a british prison ship during the revolution.
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Name: Prior L. BrockRank: Private Company: B
Born: July 10, 1831. Died: December 21, 1908. Buried: Brock Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.
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Name: Wesly FryRank: Private Company: B
This is his second regiment 5/24/1862 to mustered out 4/26/1865 Durham Station,NC
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Name: Lawrence IrickRank: Private Company: B
Born: February 10, 1838. Died: June 13, 1915. Buried: Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.
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Name: Alfred SeymourRank: Private Company: B
Born: 1843. Died: Alfred was killed by bushwhackers sometime after February 20, 1864. Buried: Unknown.
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Name: George Barton SeymourRank: Corporal Company: B
Born: September 11, 1838. Died: October 1, 1910. Buried: Seymour Cemetery, Grainger County, Tennessee. I would appreciate any information on Ashby's 2nd Tennessee Cavalry. I am doing an article on Ashby's Cavalry and want to do justice to this heroic regiment.
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Name: James L. SeymourRank: Private Company: B
Born: January 17, 1840. Died: November 27, 1904. Buried: Clark Cemetery, Grainger County, Tennessee.
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Name: William Henry O'NealRank: Unknown Company: C
Second Tennessee Cavalry, Seventh Batallion, Company C, Mustered from Sumner County, Tennessee; RR Hancock's Diary p.181
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Name: Pleasant A. RobertsRank: Blacksmith Company: D
Born: July 13, 1833. Died: July 13, 1896. Buried: Washington Presbyterian Chuch Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.
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Name: William E. SmithRank: Private Company: D
Born: January 27, 1844. Died: October 28, 1917. Buried: Milan Church Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.
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Name: Pharaoh Arthur CobbRank: Major Company: E
Also served in the War with Mexico 1846-47 in the 1st Regement of Tennessee Volunteers. Commanded the 2nd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment at Chickamauga. Fought at Missionary Ridge, Shelbyville, Bowling Green, Cumberland Gap, Barboursville and Fishing Creek under Col. Ashby. Commanded the rear guard during Gen. Bragg's retreat after his failed raid into Kentucky.
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Name: Granville Pope HarrisonRank: Private Company: F
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Name: Andrew SherrillRank: Private Company: F
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Name: Major P. SwaffordRank: Sergeant Company: F
'Major' was not a rank designation, it was his real given name. My wife's great great great grandfather. Born in the Pikeville district of Bledsoe County 2 November 1826. Married Jurushia Clark. Initially enlisted in 1st East Tennessee Cavalry but went with the organization when it combined to form the 2nd Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby's). Family sources say he was shot 7 April 1865 on the front steps of his house as he returned home knowing the war was lost and his unit disbanded. Alledgedly the shooting was carried out by a member of the Tollet family to continue a feud between the Swafford and Tollet families.
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Name: William J. BilderbackRank: Private Company: G
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Name: William EledgeRank: Sergeant Company: G
Entered Branner's Tennessee Cavalry Company B (Monroe County). This became company G in Ashby's.
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Name: George ElkinsRank: Private Company: G
Son of William Elkins and Unita Selvidge
Died April 1 1863 Monticello KY
George Elkins is the half brother of Samuel D. (Union Soldier Missouri)Thomas, Nathaniel H.,and James F. Elkins
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Name: James F. ElkinsRank: Private Company: G
Son of William Elkins and Elizabeth Dickey
Prison of war captured oct 7 1863 Farmington Tenn

For 6 days, Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler and fewer than 4,000 Confederate cavalrymen had raided behind Union lines in the Sequatchie Valley. They destroyed nearly everything in the valley that aided in the supply of Gen. William S. Rosecrans's besieged Union army at Chattanooga, Tennessee. They captured or destroyed millions of dollars of supplies from more than 1,000 Union supply wagons and huge supply depots at McMinnville and Shelbyville. They also ripped up many miles of railroad tracks and destroyed five critical bridges.
Brig. Gen. George Crook and 25,000 Union cavalrymen had scrambled after Wheeler's raiders in a desperate effort to catch them and stop the devastation. Despite almost constant fighting with the Rebel rear guard, Crook's troops were not able to bring on an engagement with the Confederates until October 7, 1863. Having done all the damage possible in the valley, Wheeler was heading toward the Tennessee River and the safety of the other side, but was forced to stop and fight the Yankee pursuers at Farmington, TN.
'For five hours and a half, over 7 miles of country, the unequal contest continued', wrote commander of the Confederate rear guard. 'My gallant brigade was cut to pieces.' Upon reaching Farmington, the rear guard passed through the rest of Wheeler's command, which had formed a strong defensive line.
As the Union pursuers came rushing up, they were swept with a murderous fire of artillery and small arms. The Yankees reformed and charged again but could make no progress against the Rebel defense. After two hours of heavy fighting, the Union line began to waver. Wheeler unleashed a charge by some of his saber-wielding mounted troopers, who slashed and hacked at the fleeing Union ranks. Nightfall brought an end to the Battle of Farmington, and both sides got a few hours' rest before continuing the race for the Tennessee River at dawn the next day
Both sides gave disputed casualty figures for the battle. Wheeler claimed to have inflicted 188 Union casualties while suffering fewer than 50. Crook reported the Confederate losses at 223 and the Union losses at 111
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Name: Nathaniel H. ElkinsRank: Private Company: G
Son of William Elkins and Elizabeth Dickey
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Name: Thomas ElkinsRank: Private Company: G
Son of William Elkins and Elizabeth Dickey
Prison Of War Captured July 30 Big Hill KY
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Name: Oliver Hazard Perry HillRank: Private Company: G
Oliver Hazard Perry Hill was a private in the Confederate Army. His unit was Company G - 2nd Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby's Regiment). He was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga on September 21, 1863. The wound occurred on McFarland Ridge near Rossville, Georgia during the retreat of the Federal troops to Chattanooga. He was wounded by grape shot from a 12 pound cannon fired by the Federal Troops. The wound shot out 4 to 5 inches of bone in his lower left arm. His lower left arm was amputated approximately 4 inches below the elbow. The surgery was performed by Brigade Surgeon Chaffers and an Assistant Surgeon from the 1st Louisiana Cavalry. After recuperating he rejoined the war until it's conclusion. They wouldn't let him engage in combat, but he helped in whatever ways he could. He was in Macon, Georgia at the end of the war.

His Civil War pension from the state was #S160. He applied for entrance into the Confederate Soldiers Home in 1903. He died in 1911.

He was a school teacher and a farmer and lived most of his life in Loudon County, Tennessee.
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Name: John C. McGuireRank: Unknown Company: G
Brother to Stephen H, William, and Nicholas McGuire in Company G.
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Name: Nicholas McGuireRank: Private Company: G
Brother to Stephen H. , William, and John C. McGuire in Company G. Was involved in the surrender of Confederate soldiers in Charlotte NC on 3 May 1865 with his brother Stephen.
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Name: Stephen H. McGuireRank: Blacksmith Company: G
My wife's great grandfather. Born to family of Josiah and Sarah McGuire in Monroe County, Tennessee, 31 July 1829. Initially enlisted in Company B, 1st East Tennessee Cavalry Battalion and it became Branner's 4th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion. When the battalion merged with other units to form the 2nd Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby's) he was discharged. A few months later in March 1863 he enlisted in the new Company G of the 2nd Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby's) as a blacksmith/farrier. At this time there were four McGuire brothers in Company G - Stephen, William, Nicholas and John C. McGuire. All the brothers were active in the Atlanta Campaign. Stephen and Nicholas were included in the surrender of Confederate troops in the Charlotte, NC area 3 May 1865. Married Nancy Coppinger 12 June 1878. Died 9 December 1893 and is buried in the Rockville Cemetery, Monroe County.
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Name: William McGuireRank: Unknown Company: G
Brother to Stephen H. McGuire of Company G.
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Name: James A. P. GuthrieRank: Private Company: H
Enrolled by Captain Ragsdale March 01, 1863. Formerly served in the 19th Tennessee Infantry Company I. Took the U. S. oath after the Chattanooga Campaign and returned home.
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Name: Charles CoffinRank: Private Company: I
Pvt Charles Coffin was born in Greene County, TN, 23 Apr 1842. He served in all the campaigns of the 2nd TN Cav (Ashby's) throughout the war. He had two brothers, 1st Lt James Park Coffin and Adj Hector Coffin, who served within the same company. When the 2nd TN Cav (Ashby's) surrendered in NC, Charles Coffin refused to accept the terms and oath.
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Name: Hector CoffinRank: 2nd Lieutenant Company: I
2nd Lt or Adjutant Hector Coffin was born in Greene County, TN 15 Apr 1844. He served throughout the Civil War as the Adjutant of the 2nd TN Cav (Ashby's)Co. I. He served with his brothers, 1st Lt James Park Coffin and Pvt Charles Coffin. When the 2nd TN Cav (Ashby's) surrendered in NC, Hector Coffin refused to accept the terms and oath.
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Name: James Park CoffinRank: 1st Lieutenant Company: I
1st Lt James Park Coffin was born 22 Sep 1838, Greene County, TN. He and his two brothers, Charles and Hector, served throughout the Civil War in all the campaigns of the 2nd TN Cav (Ashby's). After the 2nd TN Cav (Ashby's) surrendered in NC, the Coffin brothers initially refused to accept the terms and oath required.
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Name: William Henry Manly/ManleyRank: Private Company: I
The Manly family of Grainger Co., TN were staunch Unionists. However, W.H. Manly was conscripted for Confederate service. He 'joined for duty and enrolled' in Knoxville, TN on 3 April 1863. (Brother Jacob joined 4 months later and was assigned to Co. 'I', as well). On 4 Mar 1864, at Tunnel Hill, Ga., W.H. Manly is reported as 'absent without leave'. In February 1865, he is found to be in Jacksonville, Illinois at the home of his mother's sister, having enlisted in Co., 'I', 155th Ill. Infantry, where he remained for the remainder of the war.

Brother Jake was captured at Cumberland Gap one month after enlisting and spent the remainder of the war at Camp Douglas, Ill. Jacob remained in Ill. after the war. W.H. returned Grainger Co., (Tampico), TN, moving to New Market, Jefferson Co., TN in 1914. Died 1921.
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Name: H. C. WittRank: Sergeant Company: I
Enlisted June 24, 1861 at Mossy Creek, Tn for 3 yrs or the war. Detailed June 11, 1862 as a courier on the railroad from Morristown to Knoxville until October 1862. Appointed 2nd Sgt January 1, 1863. Captured near Farmington, Tn (Shelbyville) October 6, 1863. Sent to Military Prison camp at Nashville then sent to Military Prison Camp at Louisville, Ky October 15, 1863. Same day forwarded to Camp Morton, Indiana. Transferred to Fort Delaware March 19, 1864. Recieved there March 22, 1864. Forwarded to City Point, Va for exchange February 27, 1865. Admitted March 6, 1865 at Recieving and Wayside Hospital, or General Hospital No. 9, Richmond, Va. Disposition- Chimborazo
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Name: Leonidas SpradlinRank: Private Company: K
Great uncle. Leonidas' younger brother, john, was too young to fight in the war. John married the daughter of WR Tallent, who fought with Company A, of Ashby's Cav.
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Name: Nathan SpradlinRank: Private Company: K
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