Excerpts from FRANK H SMITH'S HISTORY of MAURY COUNTY,TENNESSEE, compiled by Maury Co Hist Soc;Columbia, TN 1969:
Bottom of p137: HARRIS COMPANY
"Capt. Charles Clayton Harris, or Capt. Geo. W. Gordan, or Capt. Joe Love's company E, 48th Tennessee,Col. G.H. Nixon, or Col. Wm. M. Voorhies (died Columbia, Thursday, June (26?) 1896, in his 81st year.)"
"Information from an original muster roll (incomplete) of Capt. C.C. Harris's Co., C, from 30 June 1862 "when last mustered" to _____186_ (dates not filled in on roll.)Also from roll compiled by Thos. F. Fleming from memory.Also article in Maury Democrat by Dr. W. A. Smith.Lindsley's Military Annals; Diary of Lt. James T. Mackey. "
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"Col. A.S. Godwin assumed command 15 Dec. 1862.(He died 9 Sept. 1896, aged 72 yrs. 10 months.)Dr. Wm. A. Smith, ordnance sergt.(born 28 May 1845,enlisted 26 M[??] 1863 in Co. B, 2d Tenn. Inf.)When Voorhies was elected Col.,A.S.Godwin became Capt.Carlos Clayton Harris elected Capt. Co. C at Decatur, March 1862."
"S. S. Craig says this company had 111 officers and men at organization, raised by voorhies under Govr. Harris' first call for volunteers."
"Adkins,Elijah Patrick [Patton, bro of Wm S], also in Maury L. Arty.(Wood's roll is in Co. K.)"
"Atkins[Adkins], Wm. S., enlisted as private Columbia12 Oct. 1861, for 12 mos. by W.M. Voorhies, sick at Camp French, Jackson, Miss."
"Childria (Childress?),W[illiam]. James,(or James B.?);Childria on original roll;enlisted as 2d Corp. 12 Oct. 1861 for 12 mos. by W.M. Voorhies;bro of Bob; left at Harrodsburg, Ky., very sick, day before Parryville fight, never heard of afterwards."
"Murphy, Ed Y. (or T.?), old roll, from Glendale, on wood's roll, Co. K; wounded badly R.R. wreck nearAuburn, Ala., in Dec. 1862,arm broken, discharged."
"Murphy, James C. [bro of Ed T], on Wood's roll, Co. K."
"Murphy, Wm. P. [bro of Ed T], old roll, of Glendale, went to Texas.On Wood's roll, Co. K."
"Patillo, James, reenlisted 1862 (Mackey); left Iuka on furlough, disappeared."
"Pilkinton, John [M. Jr.], old roll, Scribner's Mill."[md Nancy Adaline Adkins]
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"Young, Franklin, bro. of Wm., old roll, Scribner's Mill, died June 1898."Doctor"."
"Young, Wm. Littleton, old roll, born 9 Dec. 1838, from Culleoka, good soldier, at Glendale Reunion 16 Aug. 1906."
Young, James Edward [bro of Wm], of Culleoka, at Glendale Reunion 16 Aug. 1906, says he was first in Capt. Ike Howlett's Co., later with Capts. "Dock" (C.C.) Harris and Dick Love."
"Stephen S. Craig says Aug. 1907: many of the "old 48th" were sick and escaped capture at Fort Donelson.then met at Shelbyville--an even hundred of them--just after and made up a new company--C.C. Harris, Capt., James L. Guest, 1st Lieut., Wm. Lee, 2nd Lieut;Billy Martin, 3rd Lieut; ____Mc Bride (later Wm. B. Wood(surveyor) Ord. Sergt.Organized at Decatur few days later to Corinth, the temporarily [top of p146] attached to the "Little 48th" until at Shelbyville, Tenn., after Ky. campaign.After Col. W. M. Voorhies was exchanged (captured at Fort Donelson) he cmae to shelbyville and took the remnant of this company (of sick, escapes &c) then about 65 or 70 men, back to his "old 48th'."
Ben T. Martin says, Aug. 1907: At time of fort donelson fight Co. E (Voorhies 48th Tenn. Inf.) was guarding R.R. bridge over Red River (or Whippoorwill Creek?)) in Ky. and not in fight.Enough of the 'old 48ht" escaped from fort d. and were sick and at home, so that with new recruits they formed four companies, Co. A, Co. B, Co. C, and Co. D.Co. E was practically intact."
"Cos. A, B, c, D, and e went to Decatur, Ala., March 1862.Col. Wm Deering's 54th Tenn. Inf. had disgraced themselves; about half of the 54th had "just quit".The balance did not want to be known as the 54th.They wer Co. F, G, H, I, K.(There was no J company)."
Gen. A.S. Johnston sent geo. H. Nixon of Lawrence Co. (later chancellor, judge, and builder of R.R. from Mt. Pleasant to Lawrenceburg) to collect these fragments of the "old 48th" and the 54th into a regt.Of this Nixon became Colonel, Thoams R. Hughes of Savannah, Lt. Col.(Roll of Honor, Chickamauga, XXX-2, 542); Joseph T. Younger of Santa Fe, Major; Wm. Montague of Wayne Co., Adjutant; Marion Underwood of Columbia, Sergt. Major, according to Ben Martin's recollection."
"Col. W.M. Voorhies was captured Fort Donelson, exchanged with the other prisioners 1862.Shortly after 20 Nov. 1862, Voorhies appeared in camp at Shelbyville, Tenn., and wanted his old companies in his "old 48th" again.He got companies A, B, C,and D., but could not get Co. E, which remained with Geo. Nixon's regt.(which had been made up been made up of Cos. A,B, C, D, and E, and the balance of the 54th.)"
"Co. E and the remnant of the 54th was afterwards known as the "Little 48th", neither command wishing to lose that number and refusing to be known as "54th".This was after about 1 Dec. 1862."
Excerpts from THE CIVIL WAR IN MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE by Jill K Garrett and Marise P Lightfoot , 1966:
Top of p117:COMPANY F, 48th TENNESSEE
""Commenced raising a company of infantry under call of Gov. Isham G. Harris.Organized on 20th of Nov., by electing And. J. Campbell, Capt.; F.J. Moore, 1st Lieutenant; I.J. Howlett, 2nd Lieut.; Lewis R Cheatham, 3rd Lieut.; Larkin Garrett, Orderly Sergeant;Wm. M. Smith, 2nd sergeant; Jno. E. Amis, 3rd Sergeant; J.W. Richardson, 1st Corporal; L.J. Embry, 2nd Corporal; Wm. T. Cheatham, 3rd Corporal; A.B. Emerson, 4th Corporal." (From diary of Andrew J Campbell.)"
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"In the old files of the original Maury Coutny Historical Society there was a paper entitled "Imperfect Roster of Co. F, Capt. andrew Jackson Campbell, in Col. Wm. M. Vooorhies' 48th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A., 1861-1865."The following is this roster with the notations found on the paper.Remarks in parenthesis are those of thecompilers."
Cheatham, Lewis R., married; 3rd Lieut., enlisted 28 Nov. 1861; taken prisoner at Fort Donelson: wounded in thigh at Kennesaw Moutain 1864; moved to Dawson, Texas."
"Oliver, Sandy; married; private 28 Nov. 1861; not at Fort Donelson; in Co.___ Nixon;s 48th."
"Pilkinton, John [M Jr] ; private, 28 Nov. 1861; teamster." [md Nancy Adaline Adkins]
"Scribner, Lewis S., single; recruit at fort Hudson; living near Glendale 1908."
"Smith, Hampton; brother of Claiborne; single; private; 28 Nov. 1861; died before 1908."
"Smith, J. Claiborne, single; private, 28 Nov. 1861; prisoner at Fort Donelson; and prisioner at Fort Hudson."
"Warden, John J., single; private, 28 Nov. 1861; not at Fort Donelson; thigh broken in two places in railroad accident at Auburn, Ala., Dec. 1862.In 1908 living in Dawson, Texas."
"Young, Edward James [James Edward], single; private 28 Nov. 1861; later in Capt. C.C. Harris' company, Nixon's 48th; living in Culleoka in 1908."
"Young, Franklin, brother of Edward, single; private, 28 Nov. 1861; not at Fort Donelson; then in Co,__ Nixon's 48th."
"Young, Wash; brother of Edward; boy recruit at Fort Hudson."
"Young, Wm. L., brother of Edward; single; private, 28 Nov. 1861, not at Fort Donelson; in Nixon's 48th; in 1908 living at Campbell Station."
Will post excerpts from several CSA pension files as soon as I can get time.Hope this helps researchers of these families of CSA Veterans of MUTN, many of whom went to TX by 1880.Will also post excerpts from 1880 FCs of Navarro & Hill Co.s, TX after that.