Gadsden Spartans - 6th Tenn Infantry Regiment Co. I

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Capt. Amos Blanch Jones, Confederate Veteran & Methodist preacher. He was born in Virginia on December 2, 1841. He enlisted on May 15, 1861 in Jackson, Tennessee and was elected Captain of the 6th Tennessee Regiment, Company H. Rev. A.B. Jones was president of Memphis Conference Female Institute (later Lambuth University) in Jackson, Tennessee, from 1878-1880, and 1897-1911. He died on July 17, 1924 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Jackson, TN.



Col. Robert M. Russell
Col. R. M. Russell, of Trenton, TN, Twelfth Tennessee Infantry, commanding First Brigade
April 6-7, 1862..--Battle of Pittsburg Landing, or Shiloh, Tenn.



Brig Gen. Alexander William Campbell
June 28, 1828 – June 13, 1893
Buried in Riverside Cemetery in Jackson, TN

He was a Confederate States Army brigadier general during the American Civil War. He was a lawyer in Tennessee before and after the war, mayor of Jackson, Tennessee, 1856, and an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for governor of Tennessee in 1880.

Alexander William Campbell was born on June 4, 1828 in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduating from West Tennessee College, he studied law at Lebanon Law School. He was admitted to the bar of Tennessee and became a partner of future United States Senator and United States Supreme Court justice, Howell E. Jackson. He was elected mayor of Jackson, Tennessee in 1856.

Alexander William Campbell enlisted in the Confederate States Army as a private. On or about May 9, 1861, he was appointed major and assigned to duty as assistant inspector general of the Provisional Army of Tennessee. He was promoted to colonel of the 33rd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment on October 18, 1861.Campbell's regiment was in reserve at the Battle of Belmont. Campbell led his regiment at the Battle of Shiloh. He was severely wounded during the battle. After several months convalescence, he returned to find that he had not been re-elected colonel of the regiment on its reorganization on May 8, 1862.
Upon his return to active duty, just before the Battle of Stones River, Campbell was appointed assistant adjutant and inspector general for Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk. After this assignment, he served with the Tennessee volunteer and conscription bureau under Brigadier General Gideon Pillow.
Sent on a mission for Tennessee Governor Isham G. Harris to supervise elections and to recruit new soldiers in the western part of Tennessee, Campbell was taken prisoner by Union forces at Lexington, Tennessee in July 1863. He was not exchanged until February 1865. On February 18, 1865, Campbell was appointed acting inspector general for Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Later in the month, according to Sifakis, or on March 1, 1865, according to Eicher, Campbell was given command of a brigade in Brigadier General William H. Jackson's division of Lieutenant General Forrest's cavalry corps, with which he served until the end of the war. On March 1, 1865, Campbell was commissioned as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army. He was paroled at Gainesville, Alabama on May 11, 1865.

After the Civil War, Campbell returned to Jackson, Tennessee and resumed his practice of law. He also was engaged as a banker. He unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party nomination for governor of Tennessee in 1880. He died on June 13, 1893 at Jackson. Alexander William Campbell was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tennessee.

Source on Bio: Wikipedia



Col. Jeffrey Forrest
Birth: Jun. 10, 1838
Death: Feb. 22, 1864

Civil War Confederate Officer. Tippah County, Mississippi native Jeffery Edward Forrest was a younger and purportedly favorite brother of Nathan Bedford Forrest. At the onset of the war in 1861, Jeffery and Nathan each enlisted as a Private into Captain Josiah White's Tennessee Mounted Rifles, a command that would later be designated the 7th Tennessee Cavalry. He subsequently had the additional assignment as a captain in Forrest's Tennessee Cavalry. In February of 1862, he was among the cavalcade, led by his older brother, which eluded capture at Fort Donelson. He tendered his resignation in June 0f 1862; however he rejoined as a major of the 13th Tennessee Cavalry (8th Cavalry) sometime prior to 1863. This service was followed with a commission as colonel of Forrest's Alabama Cavalry. During action at a place called Bear's Creek, Alabama, he was captured after he fell with severe wounds in October 1863. As a brigade commander under the command of his brother, he received a fatal wound to his throat during action near Okolona, Mississippi on February 22, 1864. Witnessing his fall, Nathan Bedford Forrest rushed to his dying brother's side and ‘dropped to his knees and held [his] head in his arms' before he died.
The John B. Ingram Camp #219 is proud to be a camp within the Colonel Jeffrey Forrest Brigade of the SCV.

Source - Wikipedia



Adjutant Robert B. Hurt, Jr., 55th TN

According to military records, Hurt enlisted when he was eighteen years old, as a private in the 6th TN Infantry, Company H (Southern Guards), in Jackson, TN, in May 1861.

In October 1863 Hurt became an adjutant for the 46th/55th TN Infantry at Mobile, Alabama. His regiment joined Quarles Brigade in the defense of Atlanta. He somehow managed to escape the disaster at Ezra hurch his regiment saw, however, he would not be so lucky at Franklin (30 November 1864).

The commanding officer of the 55th TN – Maj. Joseph E. McDonald – also went down with Hurt.

Buried at McGavock Confederate Cemetery at Franklin.

Source for picture: Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War, McCaslin, 2007: p. 240.








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