14th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

Descendants Association

(On April 2, 1865 - McComb's Brigade, Heth's Division, Third (A.P. Hill's) Corps, ANV)

Participants in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park


The 14th Tennessee Infantry Regiment was formed with eleven companies at Camp Duncan, near Clarksville, Tennessee in May of 1861. Company F was disbanded in May of 1863, and its 32 men transferred to Company E. The soldiers of the regiment were recruited in the counties of Montgomery, Robertson, and Stewart.

Ordered to Virginia, the 14th Tennessee participated in Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign and for a time served under Thomas J. Jackson. It was later attached successively to the brigades of Generals Anderson, Hatton, Archer, and McComb.

The 14th Tennessee was prominent in many battles and skirmishes fought by of the Army of Northern Virginia from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, the Petersburg campaign south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. The regiment sustained 84 casualties during the Seven Day's Battles, 33 at Cedar Mountain, 48 at Second Manassas, 59 at Fredericksburg, and 35 at Chancellorsville. Of the 220 officers and soldiers of the regiment engaged at Gettysburg, over fifty percent were casualties. At Appomattox the 14th Tennessee surrendered 6 officers and 34 men.

Its field officers were Colonels William A. Forbes and William McComb; Lieutenant Colonels Nathan Brandon, Milton G. Gholson, G.A. Harrell, and James W. Lockert; and Majors James H. Johnson and Nathan M. Morris.


Private John Hurst, Company H

A Sketch Of His Life


The Memorial Service for

Sergeant William H. Thompson, Company D



Soldier's Notes


14th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

Descendants Roll Call


If you are a descendant or family member of a soldier of the 14th Tennessee Infantry Regiment who served honorably at any time during the war and would like to be listed on the Descendants Roll Call, please send an e-mail by clicking the mail icon below. Type "14th TN" in the subject line and provide other details in the message. Please find your ancestor or family member in the National Park Service Database (link shown below) and include such details as "company" and "rank out" in your message. This will greatly speed-up the posting of those soldiers who you wish to honor. Thank you.


Not For Fame Or Reward
Not For Place Or For Rank
Not Lured By Ambition
Or Goaded By Necessity
But In Simple
Obedience To Duty
As They Understood It
These Men Suffered All - Sacrificed All
Dared all - And Died

Inscription written by Dr. Randolph Harrison McKim and carved

on the north side of the Confederate Memorial (sculpted by Moses Ezekiel)

at Arlington National Cemetery


Important Links



Also For Glory by

Don Ernsberger


Pamplin Historical Park & National

Museum of the Civil War Soldier


Telling Their Story ... A Young Man

Embraces His Confederate Heritage

Two Brothers: One North, One South

by David H. Jones


The Final Battles of the Petersburg

Campaign by A. Wilson Greene



Ordering Service & Pension Records

National Archives








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