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48th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Voorhies')

48th (Voorhies') Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Maury, near Nashville, Tennessee, in December, 1861. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Maury, Lewis, and Hickman. Many of the men captured at Fort Donelson, and those who escaped capture (four companies, A to D) were consolidated with six companies of the 54th Regiment to form the 48th (Nixon's) Regiment. After being exchanged it was assigned to Maxey's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana and ordered to Port Hudson. Here the men who had served in Nixon's Regiment were reunited with the unit in December, 1862. After serving at Jackson, it was assigned to Quarles' Brigade and sent to the Mobile area. Later the unit transferred to the Army of Tennessee, took part in the Atlanta Campaign, and on July 31, 1864, Nixon's 48th Regiment merged into Voorhies' 48th Regiment. It went on to participate in Hood's Tennessee operations and the North Carolina Campaign. About 360 men were captured at Fort Donelson, and it totalled 267 men and 208 arms in December, 1863. The field officers were Colonel William J. Sowell; and Majors Andrew J. Campbell, John F. Gray, Joseph D. Howard, and Thomas E. Jamison.
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