CONFEDERATE TENNESSEE TROOPS
7th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
7th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Camp Trousdale, Sumner County,
Tennessee, in May, 1861, and in July, moved to Staunton, Virginia. The men were raised in
DeKalb, Smith, Sumner, and Wilson counties. It participated in Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign
and for a time served under General T.J. Jackson. Later it was assigned to General S.R.
Anderson's, Hatton's, Archer's, and McComb's Brigade. It fought with the Army of Northern
Virginia from Seven Pines
to Cold Harbor, then was
involved in the long Petersburg
siege south of the James River and the Appomattox
Campaign. This regiment reported 72 casualties during
the Seven Days' Battles, 34 at Cedar
Mountain, 26 at Second Manassas, and 38 at
Fredericksburg. It lost 11 killed and 45 wounded at Chancellorsville, and forty-six percent of the
249 engaged at Gettysburg.
The unit surrendered 6 officers and 41 men. Its commanders were
Colonels John A. Fite, John F. Goodner, and Robert Hatton; Lieutenant Colonels John K.
Howard and S.G. Shepard; and Major William H. Williamson.
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