16th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (Neal's)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 16th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (Neal's) was organized in October, 1862. It was disbanded in Georgia during the spring of 1865. 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Company A - Captains William C. Eblen, James W. Rogers, Thomas Brown, George C. Montgomery
- Company B - Captains John R. Neal (lieutenant colonel), R.F. Mastin Also called Company C.
- Company D - Captains Benjamin T. Brown, D.L. Hasslery, Francis M. Murray, Thomas H. Mastin
- Company E - Captains Thomas S. Rumbough, Thomas L. Williams
- Company F - Captain Michael Staley
- John F. Fitzgerald's Company
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Tennessee in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Lindsley, John Berrien, The Military Annals of Tennessee – Confederate First Series, Embracing A Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, Compiled from Original and Official Sources, (Nashville: J.M. Lindsley & Co. Publishers; 1886).Online at Internet Archive, (accessed 3 Sep 2011). A sketch of the Sixteenth Battalion Tennessee Cavalry begins on page 756.
- 16th (Neal's) Tennessee Cavalry Battalion, also called Rucker's Battalion, (accessed 28 Dec 2011). A brief history.
- Joseph Whitaker, Private Company E, 16th Battalion (Neal's) Tennessee Cavalry CSA, posted by Carolyn Whitaker
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).