1st Tennessee Volunteer Infantry

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Soldier's Notes


Private Andrew Jackson Phipps was a member of the 1st Tennessee Infantry, Company A, The Pelham Guard, Turney's Regiment. He was captured on July 3, 1863 during Pickett's Charge.

Private Isham L. Dunn, Company A, was captured after the first day at Gettysburg and lost a leg to wounds there. He remained a prisoner till 1865. Thereafter, he lived in Ellis County, Texas and died in April of 1915.

Private James Polk Young, Company I, of Franklin County, Tennessee mustered on 1 November 1862 at Winchester. He was captured by Federal troops on July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg after receiving a head wound from an exploding shell and his name appears on the rolls of Prisoners of War at Fort McHenry on July 6, 1863. He along with his older brother, Private George W. Young, also of Company I, (who was captured on 1 July 1863 at Gettysburg) were to remain prisoners held at Fort Delaware. James was paroled on 10 June, 1865; George was paroled earlier due to medical condition). They were the sons of George C. and Ana C. (Gross) Young and were just two of a total of seven sons and one son-in-law of the family to enlist and serve in the Army of Northern Virginia.

Corporal William Decatur Faris was joined in Company F by his three brothers: Private Reuben Faris who enlisted in April 1861 and was discharged after being wounded in the Battle of Mechanicsville in June 1862; Private Thomas D. Faris, who appears to have made it through the war without being wounded and is one of the few members of Company F listed on the Appomattox Roll of 9 April 1865; and the youngest brother, Private Doctor Faris who enlisted 8 November 1862 and died of pneumonia at Lynchburg, Virginia on 9 January 1863. Corporal William Decatur Faris died 22 October 1864 of acute dysentery at Chimborazo Hospital #4 and is buried in the Richmond City Cemetery.


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