16th Tennessee Volunteer
Infantry Regiment


    The 16th Tennessee is one of the regiments of Ben Cheatham's famed all-Tennessee division of the Confederate Army of Tennessee and covers April 1861 thru to May 1865. They served under various Army Commanders: Robert E. Lee, Pierre T. Beaureguard, Braxton Bragg, Joseph E. Johnson and John B. Hood, in the States of (West) Virginia, North and South Carolina, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee. Jamie Gillam as written three books are a great reference for those interested in the Army of Tennessee, Cheatham's Division or Donelson's/Wright's/Carter's/Maney's Brigades during the American Civil War, these can be obtained off the internet.

The History of the Sixteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Vol. I, "We Were Spoiling for a Fight, April 1861 - August 1862". Book by Jamie Gillam.

The History of the Sixteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Vol. II, "No Hope of Getting Out Alive". Book by Jamie Gillam.

The History of the Sixteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Vol. III, "Like Lions at Bay".  Book by Jamie Gillam.

Life of John H. Savage, citizen, soldier, lawyer, congressman.  A memoir by him that can be found at times on the internet for purchase.

Private Thomas Rogers Matheny, F Company, 16th Tennessee Infantry, CSA    Papers and letters in book form.

The Civil War dairy of Darius Clark of White County, Tennessee, Company G, 16th Tennessee infantry, CSA. This can be found in libraries.

The Civil War diary of Sgt. Arnold Moss Mason : Company E, 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, CSA. This can be found in libraries.

A Civil War letter from the 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, CSA. By Carl E. Campbell.

Memoirs of James R. Thompson. Edited by Larry G. Thompson

The Civil War diary of Capt. J. J. Womack : Co. E, Sixteenth Tennessee Regiment, CSA..

The Civil War diary and letter of a Confederate Soldier, Roysdon Roberson Etter, Company H, 16th Tennessee Infantry, CSA.

The Civil War diary of Private Michael Mauzy: Company E, 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, C.S.A

Memoir of Harvey H. Dillard.

Diary of Thomas Hooper.


Diary of James Alexander Polk Fancher.  Typewritten copy of the original as transcribed by Fancher's granddaughter.

Civil War Memories of Robert Carden A short history posted online in a series of articles by Robert C. Cardin, B Company.

Pomp Kersey, Tennessee Guerrilla  A detailed history of Pomp Kersey.

My Grandfathers Diary of the Civil War Carroll H. Clark  The diary is lost but he wrote a series of articles for the Spencer Times and this has been published as a booklet.

Campaigns and Battles: of the Sixteenth Regiment  A book by Thomas A Head that can be obtained off the internet.

Confederate Pension Records | National Archives A list of fourteen States with Confederate pension records.

Tennessee State Library and Archives Applications of Soldiers and Widows.

Confederate Research Center, Hillsboro, TX A large list of Confederate resources.


American Civil War Re-enacting in the UK  A mass of photos taken at SOSKAN events.

Tennesseans in the Civil War  A list of officers and a short bio.

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System  For researching individuals in Regiments.

Civil War rosters  For searching individuals in Regiments.




  • Anc.                                        ancestry.com


    CV                                                      Confederate Veteran Magazine.

    CWVQ                                                Tennessee Civil War Veteran’s Questionnaires.

    CWVQm                                 Mentioned in the CWVQ by a veteran as having been in the 16th.

    Fam.                                        Family Tree Maker’s Genealogy Site.

    Find.                                        findagrave.com

    Garland                                               Garland County Arkansas Historical Society.

    Gen.                                        genealogy.com

    Henn.                                      thehennesseefamily.com

    Int.                                                      Internet: forums, findagrave and various other internet sites.

    Lind.                                       J. B. Lindsley, Military Annals of Tennessee.

    Medley                                                History of Van Buren County
    Mon.                                        16th Tennessee monument at McMinnville Courthouse

    My.                                                      mygeneologyhound.com (Goodspeads Histories)

    OR                                                      Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
    Path.                                        The Pathfinder Grundy County Historical Society

    Putnam                                                “Stray Leaves of Putnam County”.

    Roots.                                      rootsweb.ancestry.com

    SCV                                        Sons of Confederate Veterans.

    TNG                                        TNGenes Genealogy

    TSLA                                      Tennessee State Library and Archives.

    TSM                                        Tennessee State Museum.

    Webb                                       Bicentennial History of DeKalb County, T. G. Webb.