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55th TN Infantry, Company H

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Welcome to Shiloh Discussion Group. In our "Resources" section (bottom of Main Page) we had compiled a list of resources for use in tracking details of Tennessee CSA ancestors, under "Ancestor Veterans (CSA)" -- unfortunately, many of the links utilized have broken since that list was created, so will attempt to refresh the information, here:

First of all, be aware there were TWO Tennessee 55th Infantry Regiments: Brown's and McKoin's. Brown's 55th Tennessee fought at Island No.10 and was mostly captured there on 8 April 1862, while McKoin's 55th Tennessee fought at Shiloh, part of SAM Wood's 3rd Brigade, of William J. Hardee's Third Army Corps. Also part of SAM Wood's Brigade was the 44th Tennessee Infantry (Coleman A. McDaniel) -- this is important because after Battle of Shiloh, the 55th Infantry and 44th Infantry were combined into the "44th Consolidated Tennessee Infantry" (sometimes called "44th Tennessee Infantry, Second Organization") and search for ancestor records after Shiloh must be done through the 44th Tennessee.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiloh_Confederate_order_of_battle  Shiloh -- Confederate Order of Battle (scroll down to SAM Wood in 3rd Army Corps)

https://ehistory.osu.edu/books/official-records/010/0607  Colonel McDaniel, 44th Tennessee report No.221 page 607 - 609 for Battle of Shiloh. The 55th Tennessee did not submit an after-action report; Colonel McDaniel's report makes brief, but important mention of 55th Tennessee at Shiloh. In OR 10 part one [link provided.]

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/55th_Regiment,_Tennessee_Infantry_(McKoin's)  The free site, provided by Mormon Church, contains valuable records. If someone has previously contributed records belonging to your ancestor, they are easy to access at familysearch.org (otherwise "fold3" will need to be used, which is a subscription site associated with ancestry.com). Try familysearch.org first.

https://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/bibliography-tennessee-civil-war-unit-histories-tennessee-state-library-and-archives-0  The Tennessee Secretary of State maintains an extensive collection of Tennessee Civil War records. This link is to the Bibliography of those records.

https://sos.tn.gov/tsla/civil-war  Tennessee Secretary of State site, offering access to maps, battle histories, etc (Civil War).

http://www.tennessee-scv.org/4455/44lind.html  History of the 44th Tennessee Infantry.

http://www.tennessee-scv.org/4455/55titcw.html  History of McKoin's 55th Tennessee Infantry.

Tennesseans in the Civil War hathitrust  --  place the search term at left into Google or Bing or Yahoo and hit [search].

http://www.tngenweb.org/mcnairy/tngw.html  All Tennessee counties have tngenweb sites that allow searching for ancestor veterans (some counties do it better than others). But, if you know which county your ancestor was from, try the tngenweb site maintained by that county (usually, Military History is kept in Special Projects or Civil War or...)

http://tennessee-scv.org/4455/TN55.txt  Roster of the 44th Consolidated Tennessee Infantry

http://www.petersburgbreakthrough.org/44thTNnotes.htm   44th Tennessee Infantry Descendants Association

Hopefully, this is enough to get you started. Let us know how your search progresses.

Good Luck!



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