M I L I T A R Y
Those Who Served From Henderson County TN


WAR of 1812

CIVIL WAR
Those Who Served
Henderson County in the War
William A. Douglas
John R. Stewart
James David Kennedy & William Nails
Battle of Lexington
Battle of Parkers Crossroads
Battle of Shiloh

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

WORLD WAR I
Those Who Served
News Articles

WORLD WAR II

KOREA

VIETNAM


Early Military History

The military history of Henderson County properly begins with the late civil war, although quite a number went from this county to the Mexican War. At the election held on June 8, 1861, Henderson County, along with 3 other counties(Carroll, Decatur, and Weakley) were the only counties in West Tennessee that voted against seccession. The vote of Henderson County was 810 for "separation", and 1,013 for "no separation"; but when the final clash of arms came the county was largely in sympathy with the South. The first full companies for the Confederate service were four companies raised for the Twenty-seventh Tennessee(Confederate)Regiment. This regiment rendezvoused at Trenton in the summer of 1861. The regiment numbered about 1,000 men and was put in camp of instruction at Trenton for a time for disciple, but soon moved to Henderson Station on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad for sanitary reasons. Here it remained till the battle of Belmont, when it was ordered to Columbus, Ky. The next troops were one company for the Thirty-first Tennessee(Confederate) Regiment. This regiment also organized at Trenton in the fall of 1861. The remaining troops from this county were members of the Fifty-second Tennessee(Confederate)Regiment. This regiment was organized at Henderson Station .(p) The Seventh Union Regiment of Tennessee Cavalry was raised mainly in Henderson and Carroll Counties. The regiment numbered 650 men. Their work was confined almost entirely to guard duty along the line of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad and the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. In addition to the guard duty they scoured the country, picking up deserters, stragglers, and preventing recruiting for the Confederate Army, and fighting guerrilla bands. A portion of the regiment was captured by Forrest at Trenton in 1862, on on March 24, 1864, nearly the entire regiment was captured by Forrest's men at Union City.

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