20th Tennessee Cavalry, CSA
Revised June 22, 1999
Summary of Changes
This list includes all the references I have reviewed or used in preparing
these web pages. I've tried to sort them into categories to provide
general guidance, but have not tried to separate them by quality or quantity of
information. I have included comments describing special aspects of the
sources where I thought it might be useful.
In some of the categories, notably the Forrest biographies, there are a
number of significant works that I've yet to review.
other references would be appreciated.
See references for the Middle Tennessee Raid
Biographies of Individual Soldiers
- Baker, Pansy N. and Charlotte S. Reynolds, Weakley Remembered,
Volume 3, Bradford, TN: Skullbone Printing, 1982, pp. 123-147.
Contains list of units raised from Weakley County and known Weakley county veterans.
- Carter, T.A., "Diary from the Confederate War for Southern
Independence", ed. by Scott Gartin, unpublished manuscript.
- Chester, William W., "The Diary of Captain Elisha Tompkins Hollis",
The West Tennessee Historical Society Papers,
39:83-118, December 1985.
- Chester, William W., "The Diary of Sergeant Benjamin T.
Bondurant, CSA", Journal of the Jackson Purchase Historical
Society, 16:55-65, June 1988.
- Crutchfield, J.A., Unpublished letters in collection of the Gordon
Browning Museum and Genealogical Library, McKenzie, TN.
- Dyer, G.W. and J.T. Moore, compilers (1915-1922), The
Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaires, 5 vols., ed. C.M.
Elliott and L.A. Moxley, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc.,
Vol. I: B.T. Bondurant, pp. 343-5.
Vol. II: A.B. Childress, pp. 504-5; D.J. Cope, pp. 559-560; J.R. Dance,
pp. 628-631; M.B. Dinwiddie, pp. 693-6; H.E. Frazier, pp. 848-9.
Vol. III: A.J. Killebrew, pp. 1287-9; J.T. Killen, pp. 1289-90.
Vol. IV: J.R. Miles, pp. 1532-3.
Vol. V: E.O. Randle, pp. 1792-3; H.S. Randle, p. 1793; W.M. Rasberry,
pp. 1796-7; G.M.D. Ross, pp. 1883-4; L.F. Stalcup, pp. 1997-8; G.W.
Taylor, pp. 2031-2, R.Z. Taylor, pp. 2037-8; L.H. Tyree, pp. 2087-9;
J.J. White, pp. 2172-4; J.G. Wynne, pp. 2248-9.
- History of Tennessee, Nashville: Goodspeed Publishing
Primarily used reprint edition, published by Southern Historical
Press, 1978. This edition is broken up into multiple volumes, divided
Gibson County: entries for T.J. Parr (p. 908), A.W. Rains (p.
911), William A. Wyatt.
Henry County: entries for M.H. Freeman, A.G. Hawkins, T.C. McNeill (p. 915), N.W. McNeill
(p. 915), W.G. Wynns.
Weakley County : entries for B.T.
Bondurant, W.T. Lawler, G.W. Rowlett, and S.P. Scott.
- Ingmire, Frances T., Confederate POWs: Soldiers & Sailors
Who Died in Federal Prisons & Military Hospitals in the North,
1984 (orig. pub. War Dept. 1915).
- Sherril, Charles A. (editor), Tennessee's Confederate Widows
and Their Families, Cleveland (Tennessee) Public Library, 1992.
- Tennessee State Library & Archives, Index to Tennessee
Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1964.
- Watkins, Raymond W., Confederate Deaths, Meridian,
MS: Lauderdale County Department of Archives and History, Inc.
Vol. I (Publication #107, 1989): includes Lauderdale Springs Hospital
Vol. III (Publication #109, 1992): includes Guntown, Okolona
- Forrest, Nathan B., Report on Action at Tishomingo Creek, Official
Records, Series I, Volume 39, Part 1, pp. 221-231.
- Lee, Stephen D., "Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, or Tishomingo
Creek, June 2nd to 12th, 1864", Publications of the Mississippi
Historical Society, 6: 27-37, 1902.
- Leftwich, William Groom Jr., "The Battle of Brice's Cross
Roads", West Tennessee Historical Society Papers,
20: 5-24, 1966.
- Morton, John W., "Battle of Tishomingo Creek or Brice's Cross-Roads",
The Southern Bivouac (Southern Historical Society of
Lousiville), 1(9/10): 366-383, May/June 1883.
Forrest and Forrest's Cavalry
- Bearss, Edwin C., Forrest at Brice's Cross Roads and in North
Mississippi in 1864, Dayton, OH: Press of Morningside Bookshop,
- Chalmers, James R., "Forrest & His Campaigns", Southern Historical
Society Papers, 7(10): 451-486, October 1879.
An "address" by one of Forrest's division commanders.
- Deaderick, Barron, Forrest: "Wizard of the Saddle",
Memphis: S.C. Toof & Co., 1960.
A 16 page
pamphlet. The copy I've seen only has the first eight pages,
covering the period prior to March 1864. The booklet is dedicated
to five Burrow brothers in the Army of the CSA, four of whom rode
- Henry, Robert Selph, "First With the Most" Forrest,
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1944.
- Hurst, Jack, Nathan Bedford Forrest, New York: Vintage
- Jordan, Thomas and J.P. Pryor, The Campaigns of Lieut.-Gen.
N.B. Forrest, and of Forrest's Cavalry, originally published
Chapter XIII forward are the chapters relevant to this
Reprint edition (1): Dayton, OH: Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1988.
Adds an index
Reprint edition (2): New York, NY: Da Capo Press, 1996. Paperback; adds new
introduction, but lacks index.
- Mathes, J. Harvey, General Forrest, Original publication
-- New York: Appleton & Co., 1902. Reprint edition -- Memphis,
Burke's Book Store, ca. 1986
- Cimprich, John and Robert C. Mainfort, Jr., "Fort Pillow Revisited:
New Evidence About an Old Controversy", Civil War History,
28(4): 293-306, 1982.
Includes the Clark letter listed below.
- Clark, Achilles V., "A Letter of Account", ed. by Dan E. Pomeroy,
Civil War Times Illustrated, 24(4):
24-25, June 1985.
Transcribes a letter from Achilles
V. Clark of the 20th describing the action at Fort Pillow.
- Coyarch, John and Robert C. Mainfort, "Dr. Fitch's Report on
the Fort Pillow Massacre", Tennessee Historical Quarterly,
44(1), Spring 1985.
- Fitch, C., "Capture of Fort Pillow -- Vindication of General Chalmers by a
Federal Officer", Southern Historical Society Papers,
7: 439-441, 1879.
Dr. Fitch was the
Federal surgeon in charge at the time of the action.
- Forrest, Nathan Bedford, Report on the Action at Fort Pillow, Official
Records, Series I, Volume 32, Part 1, pp. 613-617.
- Manes, Lonnie E., "The Fort Pillow Massacre: Fact or Fiction",
Tennessee Historical Quarterly, 45(4),
- Moore, Kenneth Bancroft, "Fort Pillow, Forrest, and the United States
Colored Troops in 1864", Tennessee Historical Quarterly,
54(2): 112-123, Summer 1995.
- Stanchak, John E., "A Legacy of Controversy: Fort Pillow Still
Stands", Civil War Times Illustrated,
September/October 1993, pp. 18,25,75,76,78.
A tourism piece on the Ft. Pillow State Historical
Area, this article contains a little information on the action.
- Tap, Bruce, "These Devils Are Not Fit to Live on God's Earth: War
Crimes and the Committee on the Conduct of the War", Civil War
History, 42(2): 116-132, June 1996.
Discusses the origins, development, and results of the
Congressional investigation of the happenings at Fort Pillow.
See references for Hood's Invasion of Tennessee.
Hood's Invasion of Tennessee
- Groom, Winston, Shrouds of Glory, New York: Atlantic
Monthly Press, 1995.
Franklin, pp. 156-220.
Nashville, pp. 221-265.
- Easterhold, John A., "Fort Heiman: Forgotten Fortress",
West Tennessee Historical Society Papers,
28: 43-54, 1974.
Pages 51-53 describe Forrest's 1864 activities
- Longacre, Edward C., "The Devil's Navy", Chapter 11 of Mounted
Raids of the Civil War, Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska
Press, 1994, pp. 283-303.
- Morton, John W., "Raid of Forrest's Cavalry on the Tennessee River in 1864",
Southern Historical Society Papers, 10: 261-268, 1882a.
- Morton, John W., "Battle of Johnsonville," Southern Historical Society
Papers, 10: 471-488, 1882b.
Incorporates statement of Capt. F.P. Gracey, pp. 473-479.
- Williams, Edward F., III, "The Johnsonville Raid and Nathan Bedford Forrest
State Park," Tennessee Historical Quarterly, 28:
- Dinkins, James, "The Capture of Memphis by Gen. Nathan B. Forrest",
Southern Historical Society Papers, 36: 180-196,
Middle Tennessee Raid
- Dinkins, James, "How Forrest Destroyed Sherman's Line of
Communication", Confederate Veteran 34(2):
135-138, Feb. 1926
See references for Hood's Invasion of Tennessee.
- Domer, Ronald G., "Sooy Smith and 'That Devil Forrest'",
America's Civil War,
11(2): 34-41, May 1998.
- Forrest, Nathan Bedford, Report on the Events of 20-22 February, 1864,
Official Records, Series I, Volume 32, Part 1, pp. 351-355.
- Forrest, Nathan Bedford, "Report of General Forrest of Operations against W.
Sooy Smith in February, 1864", Southern Historical Society
Papers, 8: 9-14, 1880a.
Appears to be
a reprint of the report in the Official Records.
- Manes, Lonnie E., "Forrest's New Command and the Failure of
William Sooy Smith's Invasion of Mississippi", West Tennessee
Historical Society Papers, 40: 55-72, December
- Dinkins, James, "Forrest's Wonderful Achievements",
Confederate Veteran, 35: 10-13, January
- Forrest, Nathan Bedford, "General Forrest's Report of Operations in
December, 1863", Southern Historical Society Papers,
8: 40-41, 1880b.
Appears to be a reprint of
material from the Official Records.
- Rennolds, Edwin H., A History of the Henry County
Commands, originally published 1904, reprint Kennesaw, GA:
Continental Book Company, 1961.
deal with the 20th Tennessee
- Willoughby, Earl, "Church Grove, Camp Bell and Civil War", Dyersburg
TN State Gazette, 12 November 1995.
- Lindsley, John B., Military Annals of Tennessee: Confederate --
First Series, Nashville: J.M. Lindsley, 1886.
Rolls of officers are given on pages 734 and 741. A list of
casualties is given on page 734.
- Porter, James D., Confederate Military History, Vol.
VIII: Tennessee, Chapter 12, "Tennessee Cavalry", Atlanta, GA:
Confederate Publishing Co., 1899. Reprinted Secaucus, NJ: Blue & Grey
Press, n.d., pp. 217-253.
- Sifakis, Stewart, Compendium of the Confederate Armies:
Tennessee, Facts on File, 1992, pp. 72-73.
- Tennesseans in the Civil War, Knoxville, TN: University
of Tennessee Press, 1981.
- Wright, Marcus J., Tennessee in the War 1861-1865, New
York: Ambrose Lee Publishing Company, 1908.
- Ballard, Michael B., "The Battle of Tupelo", Papers of the
Blue and Grey Education Society, No. 3, 1996
Pamphlet edition underwritten by the Northeast Mississippi
Historical and Genealogical Society.
- Carter, Theodore George, "The Tupelo Campaign. As Noted at
the Time by a Line Officer in the Union Army", Publications of the
Mississippi Historical Society,10: 91-113, 1909.
- Lee, Stephen D., "The Battle of Tupelo, or Harrisburg, July
14th, 1864", Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society,
6: 39-52, 1902.
- Puryear, G.J., "No Man's Battle", Confederate Veteran,
22: 510, 1914.
West Tennessee History
- Forrester, Rebel C., Glory and Tears: Obion County, Tennessee
1860-1870, H.A. Lanzer Publishers, Union City, TN, 1970.
- Lee-Davis UDC Historical Society, Families and History of
Gibson County, Tennessee to 1989, Lee-Davis UDC Historical
Society, Milan, TN, 1989.
- Marshall, E.H., History of Obion County, Daily
Messenger, Union City, TN, 1941.
- Culp, FM and Mrs. R.E. Ross, Gibson County Past &
Present, Gibson County Historical Society, Trenton, TN, 1961.
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