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JWSmith1836
04-17-2007, 10:29 AM
PATRIOTS OF TENNESSEE
TO ARMS!
WILL YOU SIT IDLY BY WHILE YOUR NATIVE STATE IS MENACED BY AN ARMED THREAT? THEN
ENLIST

The 8th - 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiments were among the hardest fighting units ever to bear arms for the Confederacy. Their men fell in battles with the chilling names of Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign, Franklin, and Nashville. These men were volunteers . . . farmers, merchants, schoolboys, blacksmiths, clerks, and bankers . . . but they stood toe to toe with the best the Union could muster-some of them elite U.S. Regular units-and drove them from the field. The guns are silent now, and the blood these men shed has long since seeped into the soil they trod. They are gone now, but they are not forgotten.

Today, based in Southern Middle Tennessee, the 8th - 16th Regiments live on through our group of reenactors, many of us descendants of the men who served in the original regiments. Though our backgrounds, ages and vocations are diverse, we are bonded together by a deep mutual interest in and respect for the deeds of those whom we represent. Though we can never experience what these men actually endured, we can better appreciate what they went through by “walking a mile in their shoes.” It is, beyond measure, a rewarding thing to do.

Captain Johnathan Smith

captnsmith8thtenn@yahoo.com

http://salthorse63.tripod.com/8thtenn/index.html

jgr1974
04-17-2007, 07:39 PM
I am just wondering, anyone doing the 15th Tennessee co G aka the Southron Illinois Company?

Jeremy