16th Tennessee Volunteer
These 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.
This 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.
The History of the Sixteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Vol. III, "Like Lions at Bay". This volume was also by Jamie Gillam is now for sale on Amazon £21.80 ($27.73), and is 302 pages long.
This covers form January 1864 thru May 1865 and includes the battles and skirmishes of the Atlanta Campaign (Resaca, Marietta, July 20th and 22nd), Jonesboro, Franklin, Nashville, the retreat from Tennessee with the final battle at Bentonville. It also chronicles their return home and the hardships that faced the men and their families.
There is an index, a detailed bibliography, plus unit strengths, casualty charts, command organization also information on clothing, arms & equipment.
The History of the Sixteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Vol. II, "No Hope of Getting Out Alive". This volume was also by Jamie Gillam is now for sale on Amazon £18.72 ($22.95), and is 302 pages long.
This book follows the regiment to Perryville, Kentucky where they participated in their first major battle. There, they helped to break the Federal left flank but lost more than 50% of their number in the process. Only two and a half months later, they suffered losses of more than 50% once again at the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee at "Hells half acre." They finished out the year of 1863 participating in two more major battles that helped determine the outcome of the war in the west - Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge.
From an immense number of surviving sources including letters, diaries (some never published) and memoirs comes the fascinating story of common soldiers in the most trying and difficult ordeal of their lives. Learn their hopes, their joys and their fears in this consolidated diary of a Regiment of Tennessee volunteers. Experience triumph, death, desertion and despair alongside the men who lived it and continued Tennessee's legacy of bravery and patriotism in America's greatest struggle.
The History of the Sixteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Vol. I, "We Were Spoiling for a Fight, April 1861 - August 1862". This volume was also by Jamie Gillam, the book is 200 pages long, cost on Amazon £14.25 ($25.95).
Volume I covers the first sixteen months of the war, and examines the soldiers' experiences from enlisting as volunteers, to training at Camp Trousdale, their organization and their campaigns in the mountains of Virginia, their initial baptism of fire under Robert E. Lee, the South Carolina coast, their assignment with the Army of Mississippi (which became the Army of Tennessee) and the contest for Corinth, Mississippi with their preparations for the Kentucky Campaign.