16th Tennessee Volunteer
Infantry Regiment:
Original Members

        I have attempted to find illustrations of any type of the original members of the Regiment what follows is all that I have managed to find to date. The highest rank that the person reached has been used, even if this was while in another unit. All illustrations are linked to a short biography, some very short.
        Very few of the pictures illustrated here have a date for when they were taken so it should be noted that while some of these illustrations were taken during the war many others were taken post-war.  Some of those shown died as late as 1940 so that if they look old they are and shouldn't be confused with re-enactors of the present day who are older than the very young men who were the soldiers of the time.
        I have had reference to other illustrations but as yet have not manage to track them down.  If you have, or know, where these illustrations are, or can confirm that any from a group photo are from the Regiment please inform me. 
        The last surviving members of the unit were Privates Bluford Lafayette Scarlett F Company, who died, aged 91, on the 20 January 1935, and Ransom Gwyn Martin
D Company, who died, aged 98, on the 22 May 1940.
        With help I have collected together cemeteries showing the
Burial sites of original members  of the unit.  Slowly, to go with this, I have been collecting photos of their head stones which will be posted when time allows.
        It is important that you do not take at face value any information listed here of any member of the Regiment but that you verify the information yourself as while every effort has been made so that there are no errors there could possibly be some so to help you in this matter at the top of each member, both in the roster and in the short biographies listed here there is a list of where the information has come from. Abbreviations listed at the bottom of this page.

Those marked with 01 January 2020

Those marked with 18 June 2019

Officers                            Covering a painting, drawings and photos from the US Army during the Mexican - American War, through the Civil War, with most being post-war and into when they were old men. 18 June 2019

NCO's                              There is the odd pre-war photo, a couple from during the war, with most being post-war and into when they were old men.

Privates                           One painting, one pre-war photo, a few photos from during the war, and again with most being post-war and into when they were old men, possibly one not be a member of the Regiment. 01 January 2020 and 18 June 2019

Other photos                     Posted here are ones that don't fit into the categories above: the Perryville Colour Guard, McMinnville High Street and two of  the memorial to the killed and died.

Unlikely to be members    There are some photos that are unlikely to be members of the Regiment that have been said to be members in books, on gravestones etc they are posted here.

Uniform information         Here are larger photos of those in wartime and post-war photos who are wearing uniforms.

    The 24th September 1864 saw the 8th, 16th, and 28th consolidated due to the small numbers in all the Regiments, previous to this the 84th had been consolidated with the 28th, here are links to some of the units members with their photos and also a link to a roster.

 Missing Illustrations



This covers their birth, death, burial place, wives, children, military service and what they did for a living both before and after the war.  With some there is a good volume of information known, due to family bibles, with others there are only a few sparse words. I have been helped by many of the families of the original members of the Regiment but please be aware that much of this information has been gathered from the internet, with all the reliability this has at times.

Anc.                                        ancestry.com
Ark.                                         Information derived from Arkansas Confederate Pension Records.
Carden                                     Robert Carden Memoir.
Cemetery                                 Actual observation or county index records.
Clark                                       Carroll H. Clark Memoirs.
Clark                                       Diary of Darius Clark
CMHI                                     Carlisle Barracks Military History Institute.
CRC                                        Confederate Research Center, Hillsboro Texas.
CSH                                        Confederate Soldier’s Home application.
CSR                                        Complied Service Records.
CV                                          Confederate Veteran Magazine.
CWS&SS                                Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
CWVQ                                    Tennessee Civil War Veteran’s Questionnaires.
CWVQm                                 Mentioned in the CWVQ by a veteran as having been in the 16th.
Dillard                                      Memoir of H. H. Dillard.
Etter                                         Diary of Reisoner Etter.
Fam.                                        Family Tree Maker’s Genealogy Site.
Fancher                                    Diary of James Fancher.
Find.                                         findagrave.com
Fisher                                       Thomas H. Fisher.
Garland                                     Garland County Arkansas Historical Society.
Gen.                                         genealogy.com
Head                                        Thomas Head, Campaigns and Battles of the 16th Regiment.
Henn.                                       thehennesseefamily.com
Hooper                                     Diary of Thomas Hooper.
Int.                                            Internet: forums, findagrave and various other internet sites.
Lind.                                         J. B. Lindsley, Military Annals of Tennessee.
Mason                                      Diary of Moss Mason.
Mauzy                                      Diary of Michael Mauzy
Medley                                     History of Van Buren County
Mon.                                        16th Tennessee monument at McMinnville Courthous
My.                                           mygeneologyhound.com (Goodspeads Histories)
OR                                            Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Path.                                         The Pathfinder Grundy County Historical Societ
Pen.                                           Tennessee Confederate Pension Records
Pen. KY                                    Kentucky Confederate Pension Records
Private Collection                       John Brogdens private collection
Putnam                                      “Stray Leaves of Putnam County”.
Rel.                                           Information from a 16th descendant.
Roots.                                        rootsweb.ancestry.com
Savage                                      Memoirs of John Houston Savage
SCV                                          Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Thompson                                 Memoirs of James R. Thompson
TNG                                         TNGenes Genealogy
TSLA                                        Tennessee State Library and Archives.
TSM                                         Tennessee State Museum.
Webb                                        Bicentennial History of DeKalb County, T. G. Webb.
Womack                                   Diary of James J. Womack.
WPA                                        Work Progress Administration, transcribed letters from Tennessee