CONFEDERATE TENNESSEE TROOPS
35th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (5th Infantry) (1st Mountain Rifle Regiment)
35th Infantry Regiment formerly the 5th Tennessee Regiment Provisional Army, [also called 1st
Mountain Rifle Regiment] was organized during September, 1861, at Camp Smartt, near
McMinnville, Tennessee. Its men were from the counties of Grundy, Warren, Van Buren,
Cannon, Sequatchie, DeKalb, Hamilton, and Bledsoe. It fought at Shiloh, Shelton's Hill,
Richmond, Perryville, then moved to Knoxville,
Shelbyville, and later Murfreesboro. During the
war it was assigned to General L.E. Polk's, Granbury's, and Palmer's Brigade, Army of
Tennessee, and from September, 1863, to April, 1864, consolidated with Nixon's 48th Regiment.
The 35th participated in many battles from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, returned to Tennesee with
Hood, and saw action in North Carolina. It had 369 engaged at Shiloh, lost nine percent of the
295 in the Richmond
fight, and sustained 25 casualties at Murfreesboro. Twenty-nine percent of
the 215 at Chickamauga
were disabled and in December, 1863, the 35th/48th totalled 251 men
and 207 arms. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered. The field officers were Colonel Benjamin J.
Hill; Lieutenant Colonels R.B. Roberts, Joseph A. Smith, and John L. Spurlock; and Majors
Joseph Brown, William W.J. Broawnlow, and G.S. Deakins.
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