Confederate Regiments & Batteries * Tennessee

May The 14th Tennessee Infantry Regiment formed eleven companies at Camp Duncan, near Clarksville, Tennessee
June 6 Organized into a regiment under Colonel William A. Forbes, Lieutenant Colonel Milton Gholson and Major Nathan Brandon
June 7 Camp of Instruction
June 12 The regiment was ordered to Virginia. It was formed into a brigade with 1st and 7th Tennessee under Brigadier General Samuel Anderson.
September 5 – 17 Lee’s Cheat Mountain Campaign
October 1 To Greenbriar
October Lieutenant Colonel Gholson resigned.
November 1 Major Brandon was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain George A. Harrell of Company A was promoted to major.
November 7 Winter quarters at Huntersville
December 10 – 27 March to Winchester
January 1 Major General T. Jackson took over in the Shenandoah Valley
January Romney Campaign
February 24 Returned to Winchester, then Manassas Junction, then by rail to Fredericksburg
Attached to Holmes’ Division at Aquia Creek
Moved to the Peninsula
April 26 Lt. Colonel Brandon was dropped in the army reorganization. Major Harrell was elected lieutenant colonel and Captain William McComb to major.
May 7 Engagement at West Point
May 19 Engagement at Echo
May 24 Engagement at Bolton’s Bridge
May 31 – June 1
Battle of Seven Pines

General Hatton was killed and General James Archer took command of the brigade.

June 11 The regiment with Archer’s Brigade was transferred to A.P. Hill’s Division
June 26 – 27
Battles of Mechanicsville and Gaines’ Mills

The regiment lost 84 men. Adjutant R. C. Bell was mortally wounded and Major McComb was wounded.

August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain

The regiment lost 33 men. Lieutenant Colonel George A. Harrell was mortally wounded and would die in Charlottesville on August 15. Captain James Johnson was badly wounded and would be captured while recovering.

August 15 Major McComb was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain James W. Lockert of Company K was promoted to major.
August 28
Second Battle of Manassas (Second Bull Run)

The regiment lost 49 men. Colonel Forbes was mortally wounded and Captain Morris was badly disabled by a fractured skull.

August 31 Centreville
September 1 Prospect Hill
September 2 Colonel Forbes died of his wound from Second Manassas. Lieutenant Colonel McComb was promoted to colonel, Major Lockert to lieutenant colonel and Captain Nathaniel M. Morris of Company E was promoted to major even though badly wounded.
September 14 – 15 Siege of Harpers Ferry
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

Commanded by Colonel William McComb, who was seriously wounded. Lt. Colonel J.W. Lockert took over the regiment.

From the first of two position markers on the Antietam battlefield:

Archer’s Brigade formed line in the road at this point about 3 P.M. supported on the right by the Brigades of Branch and Gregg, and on the left by Toombs’ Brigade of D.R. Jones’ Division. It advanced through a narrow cornfield and across the broad ravine beyond to the stone wall about 600 yards distant, where it met and checked the left of the advancing Federal line. An attempt to advance farther was repulsed and the Brigade rallied behind the stone wall where it remained until early on the morning of the 19th when it recrossed the Potomac at Blackford’s Ford.

From the second of two position markers on the Antietam battlefield:

In its advance from the Antietam Furnace Road, West of this point, on the afternoon of September 17, 1862, Archer’s Brigade of A.P. Hill’s Division encountered the Federal troops posted behind the stone fence forming the western line of the 40 acre cornfield.

Gregg’s movements on the left flank of the Federal line having compelled it to retire, Archer’s Brigade charged over the fence and across the cornfield, but was repulsed with considerable loss and fell back to this side of the fence, where it remained until withdrawn to recross the Potomac on the morning of the 19th.

September 21
Rest at Winchester, Virginia
November Assigned to Archer’s Brigade of A.P. Hill’s Division of the newly-created Second Corps
Ordered to join General Longstreet at Fredericksburg
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 59 men.

May 3
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 35 men, including Colonel McComb, who was again seriously wounded

May 1863 Company F disbanded; 32 men transfer to Company E
June 1 Assigned to Archer’s Brigade of Heth’s Division in the newly-created Third Corps under A.P. Hill.
July 1 – 3
Battle of Gettysburg

The 14th Tennessee Infantry Regiment lost 15 killed, 37 wounded and 75 missing out of the 220 engaged. Lieutenant Colonel James Lockert was wounded and captured, remaining a prisoner for the rest of the war.

July 10 Special orders No. 173 assigned the survivors of Archer’s Brigade to Pettigrew’s Brigade.
July 14
Falling Waters
July 24 Gaines’ Crossroads
July 29 The former brigades of Archer and Heth (Brockenbrough) were combined under the command of Brigadier General Henry H. Walker.
August Colonel McComb returned to command of the regiment
October 10 To Orange Crossroads
October 13
Bristoe Station
November 27
Mine Run
December Winter quarters at Orange Courthouse
December 14 Operations around Staunton.
January 23 The regiment reenlisted for the duration of the war.
January 25 To Mount Jackson
May 5 – 7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 12-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse

Colonel Fry takes over brigade as General Walker is wounded.

June 3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 7
Siege of Petersburg begins
August 12 Major Morris retired, having been disabled since his wound at Second Manassas. Captain James H. Johnson of Company G was promoted to major.
August 19 General Archer returned from Federal captivity to command the brigade, but with his health shattered from prison, he died on October 24.
October 31 Colonel Robert Mayo took command of the brigade, followed by Colonel William McComb of the 14th Tennessee. Lt. Colonel James W. Lockert took command of the regiment.
January 20 Colonel McComb was promoted to brigadier general.
During the final weeks of the war both Major James Johnson and Captain William Winfield commanded the regiment.
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The 14th Tennessee Infantry Regiment surrendered 6 officers and 34 enlisted men