Trying to determine correct uniform. Anyone have any photos of the 3rd Tennessee?
New guy here. I am trying to put together a correct reproduction of the uniform my ancestor wore during the war. He was in the 3rd Tennessee (Lillard's) Mounted Infantry, Company K, enlisted at Mt. Vernon, in Monroe County Tennessee. He served from Jan. 1862 until his death at Vicksburg April 11, 1863. He was a Private.
Would anyone here have any photo's of any member of the 3rd Tennessee Provisional Army, also known as Vaughn's or Lillard's 3rd Tennesseee mounted infantry. Prefer photo's prior to July 4th,1863.
I found a photo of two soldiers from another East Tennessee unit and it looked like they had Columbus depot jackets, but the photo was from later in the war. My ancestor's unit drew model 1822 muskets in Lynchburg, Va in June of 1861. No record of any clothing being dawn then, and records show they kept those muskets til the fall of Vicksburg.
After Manassass they spent time back in East Tennessee until they deployed to Vicksburg. I can't find any records of clothing being issued specifically to their unit, not that I'm an expert at researching that stuff. From what I've read, I'm guessing if they were issued uniforms it was probably during their stay in East Tennessee. Would anyone have info on what depot's might have supplied troops in that area? Would it still be the Atanta or Columbus depot?
I appreciate any advice or ideas on this, I want to put together the most accurate impression possible.
Thanks for any info !!
Last edited by A34; 10-21-2010 at 09:07 PM.
In Memory of my GGG Grandfather, Pvt. James E. Gann, Vaughn's - 3rd Tennessee Mounted Infantry. In service before Manassas, passed from Smallpox at Vicksburg, 11 April 1863. Left a young wife and several children.
God Bless America, Our Troops and Their Families, Past and