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We are a group of decendants and lovers of the 31st Tennessee Infantry Regiment (Confederate States of America) out of East Tennessee. The unit was commanded by Colonel William M. Bradford. The regiment was later designated the 39th Tennessee Mounted Infantry after the Confederate government realized there where two 31st TN Infantry regiments, both having commanders named Col. Bradford. The East TN unit was organized at Knoxville, TN on March 28, 1862 into Confederate service. They were later reorganized on May 3, 1862. Regiment surrendered at Vicksburg, MS on July 4, 1863. Declared exchanged on Sept. 12, 1863. The unit was later mounted in Jan. 1864. Surrendered at Asheville, NC on April 26, 1865. Last detatchment surrendered at Washington, GA on May 9, 1865.
The regiment consisted of the following companies:
Co. "A". "J. P. McCown Guards." Enrolled at Knoxville, January 25, 1862. Men from Sevier County.
Co. "B". Enrolled at Maryville, Blount County, February 12, 1862.
Co. "C". Enrolled at Dandridge, Jefferson County, February 15, 1862.
Co. "D". Enrolled in Hawkins County, February 18, 1862.
Co. "E". Enrolled at Strawberry Plains, Jefferson County, March 5, 1862.
Co. "F". Enrolled at Mouse Creek, March 17, 1862. Men from McMinn County.
Co. "G". Enrolled at Rogersville Junction, now Bull's Gap, Hawkins County, March 18, 1862.
Co. "H". Enrolled at Midway, March 19, 1862. Men from Greene County.
Co. "I". Enrolled at Talbott Station, Jefferson County, March 20, 1862.
Co. "K". Enrolled at Sweetwater, Monroe County, March 21, 1862.
The regiment fought in such battles as Cumberland Gap TN, Vicksburg MS Campaign, Champion Hill MS, Piedmont VA, Lynchburg VA Campaign, Monocacy MD, Greeneville TN, Morristown TN, Saltville VA, Marion VA, Wythville VA, and Bulls Gap TN among others.

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  • Tennessee
  • Mar 6, 2006
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