CONFEDERATE TENNESSEE TROOPS
28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (2nd Tennessee Mountain Volunteers)
28th Infantry Regiment [also called 2nd Mountain Volunteers] was organized during September,
1861, at Camp Zollicoffer, Overton County, Tennessee. The men were recruited in the counties
of Cumberland, Overton, Putnam, Wilson, Jackson, Smith, and White. It fought at Fishing Creek,
Shiloh, and Port Hudson, served at Jackson,
Mississippi, then was assigned to M.J. Wright's and
Maney's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. On March 8, 1863, the 84th Regiment merged into this
command. The 28th took an active part in the campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to
Atlanta, returned to Tennessee
with Hood, and saw action in North Carolina. During January,
1862, it contained 748 effectives, had 12 men disabled at Fishing Creek, and sustained 76
casualties at Murfreesboro. The
regiment lost thirty-four percent of the 254 at Chickamauga
and totalled 254 men and 169 arms in December, 1863. Very few surrendered on April 26, 1865.
The field officers were Colonels Uriah T. Brown, David C. Crook, Preston D. Cunningham, and
John P. Murray; Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Eatherly; and Majors John B. Holman, Eli D.
Simrell, and James R. Talbert.
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