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1st Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Turney's)

1st Infantry Regiment Provisional Army completed its organization at Winchester, Tennessee, in April, 1861. The men were raised in the counties of Grundy, Coffee, Franklin, Bedford, Moore, and Lincoln. Sent to Virginia it was assigned to General S.R. Anderson's, Hatton's, Archer's, and McComb's Brigade. The unit fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, was active in the Petersburg trenches south of the James River, and saw action around Appomattox. It reported 99 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, 24 at Cedar Mountain, 57 at Second Manassas, 57 at Fredericksburg, and 58 at Chancellorsville. Of the 281 engaged at Gettysburg, more than sixty percent were killed, wounded, or missing. The regiment surrendered 8 officers and 30 men. Its commanders were Colonel Peter Turney; Lieutenant Colonels Newton J. George, James H. Holman, and John C. Shackleford; and Majors Felix G. Buchanan, Daniel W. Holman, and Martin V. McLaughlin.
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