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Pictures (L-R): Post war group shot of five of the Williamson Grays that made it through the entire war (Richardson is sitting bottom far left, Pollard, Bullock, Cook, and Cunningham also pictured)  
Name:  Richardson, Robert Newton    
DOB:  August 5, 1940 DOD:  November 30, 1915 Age at Enlistment:  20
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Captured at Harrodsburg, KY and exchanged at Vicksburg, MS in December 1862.  Severely wounded in arm and shoulder at Missionary Ridge November 25, 1863.

 

Comments:  Captured at Harrodsburg, probably as a nurse and was paroled.  He is 1 of 7 Williamson Grays present at surrender at N.C.  For unknown reasons he took the Oath of Allegiance again in Nashville on June 10, 1865.  His oath papers describe him as Complexion: Fair, Hair: Light, Eyes: Blue, Height: 5'8".  Married Marianne Hightower Sims on December 13, 1871.  He joined the McEwen Bivouac in Franklin of the UCV after the war.  His farm was where the People's Church is now near the intersection of Mack Hatcher and Highway 96 in Franklin, TN.  Apparently, like George Nichols was the go to guy whenever someone needed a letter of support for their pension after the war (his name appears on just about everyone in the company's pension record).  He was a lawyer after the war and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Section D.

 

Pictures (L-R): Ridley in prewar photograph, Ridley's grave next to his father, Aspen Grove Ridley's boyhood home in Franklin  
Name:  Ridley, Christopher Henry   Nickname:  "Kit"
DOB:  October 7, 1842 DOD:  July 22, 1864 Age at Enlistment:  19
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  2nd Lieutenant  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured): Wounded in right hand and hip at Perryville on October 8, 1862 and captured October 10, 1862 in Harrodsburg, KY.  Exchanged in December 1862 at Vicksburg, MS.  Killed at Atlanta July 22, 1864.

 

Comments:  His father, Granville, died when he was very young.  His mother remarried and Kit moved to Franklin, TN.  He lived at Aspen Grove Plantation north of town on Franklin Road.  The house is still standing and is the club house for a golf course.  Just before the war he inherited a plantation in Mississippi from a family member.  A few sources list him as 4th Sergeant at the Company formation but his services records lists him as a Private until promoted to 1st Sergeant at reorganization on April 30, 1862.  Promoted to 3rd Lieutenant on June 6, 1863 to replace Thomas Carl who was disabled at Perryville.  Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant after Missionary Ridge to replace Joseph C. Brown who was severely wounded.  While many of the Williamson Grays probably had body servants, Kit is the only soldier documented to have one named Daniel.  Daniel stayed with Kit until he was captured at Harrodsburg in October 1862.  Kit was home on furlough in March 1862 when Buell's army marched through town.  He hid out until nightfall and left town.  A little over two years later, on the night of July 21, 1864, he had a premonition that he would be killed the next day.  He asked Corporal William Pollard to pray with him in the bushes.  He was mortally wounded on July 22, 1864 advancing against Bald Hill and died after what his uncle called "a night of agony."  He was originally buried in Atlanta but his body was later moved to Smyrna, TN after the war by his mother.

 

Name:  Robinson, James J.    
DOB:  September 22, 1843 DOD:  January 1, 1930? Age at Enlistment:  17
Date of Enlistment:  July 23, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Nashville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured): None

 

Comments:  Discharged at Tupelo, MS on July 23, 1862 when enlistment ran out. 

 

 

Picture: Rozzell's grave at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville  
Name:  Rozell Jr., Ashley Bascom   Went By:  "Black"
DOB:  November 30, 1841 DOD:  May 7, 1919 Age at Enlistment:  19
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Color Corporal  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured): None

 

Comments:  Ashley was the youngest of children to his father's second wife.  He had four other half siblings from his father's third marriage.  His older brother, Ruford, was in Company C (Rock City Guards) of the 1st Tennessee.  His father, Ashley B. Rozzell Sr, was quite wealthy and owned land in West Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas.  Ashley is listed as being in the Hospital in Bath Springs, VA in September and October 1861.  Promoted to Color Corporal in January 1863.  After Missionary Ridge he was part of the group that stole horses and left to join Forrest's Cavalry.  Enlisted in 18th Tennessee Cavalry (later called the 19th) Company F.  When his unit was about to surrender at the end of the war he went home instead of surrendering.  Afterwards he married Emma Sangster and had 8 children.  He inherited his father's home Mountview in 1886 that still stands in Brentwood on Franklin Road.  He lived out the rest of his days there.  He is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Section 15 Lot 2.

 

Name:  Scales, Robert    
DOB:  ? DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  ?
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured): None

 

Comments:  His service record states he was a Private during his military service, but some sources have stated he was 2nd Sergeant at the Company's formation.  Discharged April 27, 1862 at Corinth, MS for medical reasons.  Buried in Edmiston-Perkins-Scales Cemetery in Brentwood.

 

Picture: Scruggs grave at Mount Hope Cemetery  
Name:  Scruggs, Young    
DOB:  February 17, 1838 DOD:  January 23, 1908 Age at Enlistment:  23
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  He was the 2nd of 4 children.  Bought a substitute for and was discharged May 15, 1863.  His substitute was Michael O'Neil who deserted a few weeks after enlisting.  He was captured by the Federal garrison on August 3, 1863 and released on $2,000 bond.  His discharge paper describes him as Height: 5'9", Complexion: Sallow, Eyes: Gray, Hair: Sandy, Occupation: Farmer.  After the war he became a farmer and married a girl named Ida.  He died in Franklin in 1908 and is buried in Section B of Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin.

 

Name:  Short, Thomas Albert    
DOB:  1842 DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  19
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in left side and left arm at Perryville on October 8, 1862.

 

Comments:  Was the 2nd of 4 children.  Transferred to Company I of the 11th Tennessee Cavalry on November 6, 1864.

 

 

Name:  Shute, John W.   Nickname:  "Bose"
DOB:  1843 DOD:  July 20, 1867 Age at Enlistment:  18
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  4th Sergeant Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Was promoted to 4th Sergeant in 1861, but lost his rank at the company elections on April 30, 1862.  Listed on sick furlough during the end of 1862.  He transferred to the 10th Tennessee Cavalry, Company D on April 25, 1863.  John was promoted to Sergeant Major in the Cavalry but appears to have lost his rank when the 10th and 11th Tennessee Cavalry Regiments consolidated.  Surrendered with the Cavalry at Citronelle, AL on May 4, 1865 and was paroled May 10, 1865 at Gainesville, AL.  Buried in Mount Olivet in Nashville. 

 

Name:  Shute Jr., Lee    
DOB:  1836 DOD:  September 19, 1863 Age at Enlistment:  25
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Killed by gunshot through bowels at Chickamauga on September 19, 1863.

 

Comments:  A Franklin girl named Sallie Florence McEwen refers to him as Robert Lee Shute, though no other piece of evidence ever refers to him as Robert.  Killed while fighting behind a tree with William Moss and Garrett Bradford.  Both Lee and Garrett were killed.  Quartermaster Sergeant Cunningham who originated from Company D later buried most of the 1st TN dead near the Alexander House.  After the war the dead were moved to the Confederate Cemetery in Marietta, GA.  Implying Private Shute currently rests there. 

 

Picture: Simpson's grave at Mount Olivet Cemetery  
Name:  Simpson, John K.    
DOB:  November 13, 1837 DOD:  December 27, 1904 Age at Enlistment:  23
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Captured at Nashville in December 1864.

 

Comments:  John was originally born in New Hampshire and moved to Tennessee between 1850 and 1860.  He enlisted as a drummer in the Company and was appointed to regimental band, and served there until capture in December 1864.  Listed as sick during May and June 1862.  He took the oath of allegiance on December 22, 1864.  Parole record lists him as:  Complexion: Fair, Eyes: Black, Hair: Brown, Height: 5'4".  In 1868 he married and had a total of six children.  He was a Grocer by occupation in Franklin and eventually in Nashville.  He died of heart trouble in 1904 and is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville in Section 5 Lot N 1/2 67.

 

Name:  Smith, Henry    
DOB:  ? DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  ?
Date of Enlistment:  May 1863 Place of Enlistment:  Shelbyville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Was brought in as a conscript at Shelbyville.  Deserted at Chattanooga on July 10, 1863.

 

 

Picture: Postwar photograph of Smith and photograph after his promotion to staff officer

 

 
Name:  Smith, Henry Hunter    
DOB:  1842 DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  19
Date of Enlistment:  June 18, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Camp Cheatham  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Captain  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  He was declared unfit by a medical examination board in June 1862.  In 1863, he was given an officer's commissio to Captain on his uncle's, General Preston Smith, staff.  He later transferred to General Forrest's staff.  After the war he lived in Rome and Atlanta, GA.

 

Name:  Sweeney, Hiram L.    
DOB:  1839 DOD:  August 17, 1861 Age at Enlistment:  22
Date of Enlistment:  July 23, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Nashville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  2nd Corporal Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Died of Measles at Big Springs, VA in August 1861.  According to a Review and Journal article from June 21, 1883 written only by some who refers to himself as "R": "Here [at Warm Springs] we lost one of the best men, and the first man that died belonging to the company.  Hiram Sweeney died in camp and was buried on the side of the mountain.  He was the first man and I believe the only man  that was buried under military honors.  The regiment turned out under arms and did honors to the soldier, for he was a soldier and none better."

 

Name:  Sweeney, James H.    
DOB:  1843 DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  18
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  2nd Corporal Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Was elected 2nd Corporal at Company formation, but lost it at company elections on April 30, 1862.  Listed as being sick in the hospital in September and October 1861.  Deserted on July 16, 1863 at Chattanooga with Isaac Brown.  He was captured by the Federal Garrison in Franklin on August 25, 1863 and release on $1,000 bond. 

 

Name:  Tatum, John M.    
DOB:  1838 DOD:  November 25, 1863 Age at Enlistment:  23
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Killed at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863.

 

Comments:  Youngest of 3 children.  Assumed that he is buried on the battlefield at Missionary Ridge. 

 

Name:  Taylor, David James   Nickname:  "Coon"
DOB:  August 25, 1839 DOD:  December 1, 1886 Age at Enlistment:  21
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in right side and left thigh at Perryville on October 8, 1862.  Captured two days later in Harrodsburg, KY and exchanged at Vicksburg in December of the same year.

 

Comments:  Given a medical discharge, probably for wounds, on February 4, 1863.  His discharge papers describe him as Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Dark, Hair: Black, Height: 5'8", Occupation: Farmer.

 

Picture: 1861 photo  
Name:  Thompson, John McNairy    
DOB:  1842 DOD:  October 24, 1862 Age at Enlistment:  19
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  1st Corporal  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in bowels at Perryville on October 8, 1862, died from wounds on October 24, 1862. 

 

Comments:  Promoted to 1st Corporal at reorganization on April 30, 1862 at Corinth, MS.  The Confederates list his date of death as October 24, 1862, the Federals list it as November 13, 1862. 

 

Name:  Thweatt, John Henry Harrison    
DOB:  ? DOD:  February 2, 1908 Age at Enlistment:  ?
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Given medical discharge on July 18, 1861 at Camp Cheatham.  According to a Review and Journal article from June 21, 1883: "Thomas Handy and John E. Thweatt left the company and returned home, they both being over the age required for soldiers, and too feeble to undergo the campaign before us."  Later reenlisted in Company C of the 55th Tennessee Infantry on December 21, 1861.  On May 6, 1862 he was promoted to 3rd Sergeant and to 2nd Sergeant on December 22, 1862.  Though he may have been considered too feeble, he actually finished out the war.  Instead of surrendering at the end of the war he just went home.  He was captured and taken to Nashville where he took the oath on April 28, 1865.  His oath record describes him as Complexion: Fair, Hair: Brown, Eyes: Gray, Hair: Brown.  Buried in Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle, TN. 

 

Name:  Truett, Joseph    
DOB:  1822? DOD:  January 10, 1900 Age at Enlistment:  39?
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  In September and October 1861 he is listed as a nurse at Hot Springs, VA.  Discharged on December 15, 1861 at Staunton, VA for medical reasons.  Was a farm laborer after the war.  Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery (unmarked) in Section A-27.

 

Name:  Vincent, Solomon Yarbrough   Nickname:  "Berry"
DOB:  December 14, 18?? DOD:  July 3, 1905 Age at Enlistment:  ?
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Severely wounded in the head at Murfreesboro December 31, 1862.

 

Comments:  After being wounded he was left in the hospital in Murfreesboro and captured.  Deserted at Chattanooga on October 25, 1863 and took the oath of allegiance on April 22, 1864.  His oath papers describe him as Complexion: Fair, Hair: Light, Eyes: Gray, Height: 5'8".  He married Martha Susan Coleman and had 8 boys and 1 girl after the war.  Died in Nashville in 1905.

 

Picture: Postwar photograph of Waggoner  
Name:  Waggoner, Henry    
DOB:  1841 DOD:  October 21, 1905 Age at Enlistment:  20
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Severely wounded in the arm at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863.

 

Comments:  Was sick at Chattanooga in July and August of 1862.  Listed as still being in the hospital in February 1864.  Took oath of Allegiance on July 20, 1864 at Chattanooga.  Not sure if he was captured in the hospital or deserted.  Parole records describes him as Complexion:  Light; Hair: Sandy; Eyes: Blue; Height: 5'3".  Buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

 

Name:  Walker, Henry Bowden    
DOB:  1844 DOD:  June 27, 1864 Age at Enlistment:  17
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge: 1st Sergeant  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in thigh at Perryville on October 8, 1862 and captured two days later.  Exchanged at Vicksburg in December, 1862.  Killed at Kennesaw Mountain on June 27, 1864.

 

Comments:  Promoted to 3rd Sergeant at company reorganization on April 30, 1862.  Promoted to 1st Sergeant when Christopher Ridley was promoted to Lieutenant and 2nd Sergeant M.P.G. Winstead was discharged for wounds.  He is believed to be one of the unknowns at the Marietta, GA Confederate Cemetery.

 

Pictures: Watson's grave at Mount Hope Cemetery  
Name:  Watson, John    
DOB:  April 5, 1843 DOD:  January 4, 1891 Age at Enlistment:  18
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Disabled by a horse at Murfreesboro on December 31, 1862.

 

Comments:  According William Moss, he and John Watson did not realize the regiment was falling back from the Brotherton Road on September 19, 1863 and the two were the last to leave.  He was 1 of 7 to surrender at North Carolina in 1865.  He joined the McEwen Bivouac of the UCV after the war.  He spent the rest of his days in Franklin and is buried in Section A-25 of Mount Hope Cemetery next to George S. Nichols.  

 

Name:  Wells, William Henry    
DOB:  ? DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  ?
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Was in the hospital at Warm Springs, VA in September and October of 1861.  He deserted on March 11, 1863 at Shelbyville, TN.

 

Name:  Wells, James W.    
DOB:  ? DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  ?
Date of Enlistment:  November 15, 1863 Place of Enlistment:  Tullahoma, Tennessee  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Captured at Nashville in December 1864.

 

Comments:  Was assigned to regimental band after enlisting.  Was captured at Nashville and took oath on December 22, 1864.

 

Picture: White's grave at Tulip Grove Cemetery  
Name:  White, Amos W.    
DOB:  September 1835 DOD:  June 29, 1896 Age at Enlistment:  25
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Was in the hospital in Macon, Mississippi in May and June of 1862.  Deserted with a group of the 1st Tennessee that stole horses in December 1863 and left to join Forrest's Cavalry.  He was paroled at the end of the war.  After the war he was a carpenter in Franklin.  He applied to the Old Soldiers Home in Nashville and was accepted on June 25, 1896 and died four days later.  He is buried in Tulip Grove Cemetery near the Hermitage in Nashville.  He is grave number 30. 

 

Pictures (L-R): Winstead in post war photo, Winstead's Veteran marker placed by 1st Tennessee Reenactors  
Name:  Winstead, Meredith Poindexter Gentry    
DOB:  December 1, 1844 October 22, 1898 Age at Enlistment:  16
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  2nd Sergeant  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded in left leg at Perryville on October 8, 1862.  Captured two days later at Harrodsburg, KY.  His leg was amputated three days after the battle.

 

Comments:  His brothers Robert and Thomas were the unit also.  He and his brothers grew up at their family home of Pleasant Hill which still stands today on Concord Road in Brentwood.  He is listed sick in the hospital during September and October 1861 at Bath Springs, VA.  Was elected 2nd Sergeant at company reorganization on April 30, 1862 at Corinth, MS.  Was wounded next to James R. Neely.  Was paroled by Federals on December 30, 1862.  After the war served as Deputy Chancey for Williamson County.  He married and had one daughter after the war.  He built a house on 227 South 4th Avenue in Franklin which is still standing today.  He died in Franklin in 1898 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Section B. 

 

Name:  Winstead, Robert O.    
DOB:  1839 DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  22
Date of Enlistment:  June 27, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Camp Cheatham  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Was the 5th of 9 children and the older brother of M.P.G. and Thomas Winstead.  He and his brothers grew up at their family home of Pleasant Hill which still stands today on Concord Road in Brentwood.  Got sick and was in the hospital in August 1861 and was given a medical discharge at Huntersville, VA on December 16, 1861.  On May 22, 1865 when Corporal William Pollard was on his way home, Robert gave him a ride back to Franklin.

 

Picture: Winstead's grave in Mount Olivet Cemetery  
Name:  Winstead, Thomas E.    
DOB:  1843 DOD:  1905 Age at Enlistment:  18
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Was the 7th of 11 children and brother of M.P.G. and Robert Winstead.  He and his brothers grew up at their family home of Pleasant Hill which still stands today on Concord Road in Brentwood.  Was discharged on April 27, 1862 at Corinth, MS for disability.  Buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville in Section 2 Lot 17.

 

Picture: Woldridge's grave at Mount Hope Cemetery  
Name:  Woldridge, Loving H.    
DOB:  December 25?, 1799 DOD:  February 25, 1879 Age at Enlistment:  61
Date at Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  1st Lieutenant  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Bullet grazed his nose and nearly took out his eyes at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863.  Captured sometime during Spring 1865.

 

Comments:  Was the oldest man in Company D and remarkably fought all four years.  His first wife Elizabeth died in Franklin in 1849.  He remarried to a second wife named Narcissa.  He had a total of 9 children, most of whom were older then most of the men in the company.  One son, Thomas, fought with the Williamson Grays.  His sons Andrew and John also fought for the south but in different units.  Loving had a variety of occupations before the war.  He was the postmaster, a farmer, and a druggist in Franklin.  After enlisting he was detached for service at Millsboro, VA in September and October of 1861.  Was elected 2nd Lieutenant on January 1, 1862 and to1st Lieutenant at reorganization on April 30, 1862.  Was on furlough during battle of Perryville, that being the only battle he ever missed with the company.  Managed to pick up a six shot colt revolving rifle, which he brought down 5 Yankees with at the Battle of Chickamauga on September 19, 1863 according to George Nichols.  Being 63 at the time was still strong enough to help bring off part of Huggins Battery the same day.  He was given a medical furlough in January 1864.  Stayed with the regiment all the way to North Carolina.  Somehow ended up in Tallahassee, FL at the end of the war and took the Oath of Allegiance and was paroled there.  Parole record describes him as:  Complexion: Dark, Eyes: Gray, Hair: Gray, Height: 5'8".  Spent the rest of his days in Franklin.  He went to visit his daughter in Marshall County in February 1879 and passed away at her house.  He is buried in Section B of Mount Hope Cemetery.

 

Name:  Woldridge, Thomas E.    
DOB:  1830 DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  33
Date of Enlistment:  February 5, 1863 Place of Enlistment:  Shelbyville, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  4th Corporal  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Captured at Fort Donelson February 16, 1862 with the 2nd Kentucky Mounted Infantry.  Wounded by gunshot wound through palm and wrist at Kennesaw Mountain on June 27, 1864.

 

Comments:  Was the son of Loving Woldridge.  Originally enlisted in the 2nd Kentucky Mounted Infantry Company D.  He was captured at Fort Donelson February 16, 1862 and sent to Camp Douglas.  Was exchanged and transferred to the 1st Tennessee on February 5, 1863.  Was promoted to 4th Corporal on January 1, 1864.  After being wounded at Kennesaw Mountain he was sent to a hospital in Macon, GA.  Not sure what happened to him after Kennesaw Mountain.  1 of 7 men from the company to Surrender at Greensboro at the end of the war. 

 

Name:  Womble, Francis Marion   Went By:  "Frank"
DOB:  1843 DOD:  May or June 1864 Age at Enlistment: 18
Date of Enlistment:  May 9, 1861 Place of Enlistment:  Franklin, TN  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  5th Sergeant  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  Wounded by a spent ball at Chickamauga on September 19, 1862.  Killed during Dalton Campaign.

 

Comments:  Got sick at Camp Cheatham and stayed at Franklin in June and the first half of July of 1861.  Was promoted to 2nd Corporal at reorganization on April 30, 1862.  He was promoted to 5th Sergeant on June 6, 1863.  There is no war record of his death, George Nichols said he was killed at New Hope Church between May 25-27, 1864.  1st Tennessee did not see heavy action there.  Most likely he was killed while on picket or perhaps by artillery bombardment.  He was considered a good soldier and William Pollard said of him "he was as gentle as a woman and as brave as a lion."  His final resting place is unknown. 

 

Name:  Wright, Henry    
DOB:  ? DOD:  ? Age at Enlistment:  ?
Date of Enlistment:  March 18, 1864 Place of Enlistment:  Dalton, GA  
Rank at Enlistment:  Private Rank at Discharge:  Private  
Causality (KIA, WIA, Captured):  None

 

Comments:  Was brought in as a conscript and deserted a short time after enlisting. 

 

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