20th Tennessee Cavalry, CSA

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Patrick H. Nance
Company E. Records give name as Patrick Nance, P.H. Nance, and P. Yates Nance. Enlisted November 24, 1863 at Mansfield, by Capt. Bomer for 3 years. Bay horse valued at $900. Present on roll for Mar/April 1864. On roll for May/June 1864, "Deserted May 23, 64". Oath of allegiance at Nashville, TN, May 26, 1865; described as resident of Henry Co., TN, fair complexion, light hair, grey eyes, 5 ft. 9 in.; surrendered at Johnsonville, TN, May 25, 1865.
Source: Compiled Service Records

Adoranian A. Nanny
Company I. Surname also given as Nanney. Enlisted December 1, 1863 at Newbern, TN, by Col. Bell for 3 years. Absent on roll for Mar/April 1864, "Left the company at Trenton, Tenn. April 29, 1864". Paroled at Jackson, TN, June 1865.
On report (as Add Nansin) of absentees and deserters, Verona MS, Feb. 28, 1865. Residence Weakley Co. TN; probable whereabouts Ralston Sta.
Born ca. 1845 in NC, son of Henry Lee and Mary Jane Ledbetter Nanney.
Source: Compiled Service Records [R,C], Weakley Remembered, Vol 3, p. 140 (1982); Sherril (1992)

John C. Neese
Company F. Enlisted September 20, 1863 at Paris, TN, by Capt. Wilson or Capt. Fields for 3 years. Brown mule valued at $400. Present on roll for Mar/April 1864. Present on roll for May/June 1864.
On report (as J.C. Nasse) of absentees and deserters, Verona MS, Feb. 28, 1865. Residence Henry Co. TN; probable whereabouts Henry Co.
Source: Compiled Service Records

C.T. Nelson
Company H. Enlisted December 1, 1863 at Camp Bell, TN, by Col. Bell for 3 years. Present on roll for May/June 1864 as 1st Sergeant.
Source: Compiled Service Records

G.F. Nelson
Company D. Enlisted November 1, 1863 in Gibson Co., TN, by Maj. Bennett for 3 years. Black horse valued at $1200. Present on roll for Mar/April 1864 as 3rd Lieutenant. Present on roll for May/June 1864 as 3rd Lieutenant. Elected Brevet Lieutenant November 1, 1863; elected 2nd Lieutenant February 5, 1864. Resigned as Lieutenant August 22, 1864, "based on Certificate of Disability".
Source: Compiled Service Records

Sam J. Nesbet
Company F. Enlisted September 1, 1863 at Huntingdon, TN, by Capt. Fields for 3 years. Brown mare valued at $800. Present on roll for Mar/April 1864. Present on roll for May/June 1864. Wounded at Harrisburg.
On roll (as S.J. Nesbitt) of prisoners surrendered at Citronelle, AL, May 4, 1865. Residence Carroll Co. TN.
Source: Compiled Service Records

R.A. Newbill
Company B. Enlisted July 1, 1863 at McLemoresville, TN, by Col. Greer for 3 years. Bay horse valued at $1200. Present on roll for Feb/April 1864. Absent on roll for May/June 1864, "Sick June 4, 1864 Without orders."
Source: Compiled Service Records

Armistead S. Niblet
Company H. Surname also given as Nibbett and Neblet. Enlisted November 1, 1863 at Jackson, TN, by Col. Newsom for 3 years. Brown horse valued at $600. Present on roll for Mar/April 1864, "Transferred to this command Jan 12, 1864". Absent on roll for May/June 1864, "Absent without leave since June 5, 1864". On prisoner rolls: captured near Ripley, MS, June 10, 1864 (also given as June 7); received by Provost Marshall, Memphis, TN, June 12, 1864; sent to Alton Military Prison, Alton, IL, July 23, 1864; received at Alton, July 26, 1864; discharged for transfer to Rock Island, IL, December 7, 1864; received at Rock Island, December 8, 1864; transferred for exchange, March 13, 1865.
Source: Compiled Service Records

J. Niblet
Company H. Surname also given as Nibbett and Nebbett. Enlisted July 1, 1863 at Jackson, TN, by Col. Newsom for 3 years. Present on roll for Mar/April 1864, "Transferred to this command Jan 12, 1864". Present on roll for May/June 1864. Wounded "severe" during Okolona campaign.
On report (as J. Niblett) of absentees and deserters, Verona MS, Feb. 28, 1865. Residence Weakley Co. TN; probable whereabouts Gardner Sta.
Source: Compiled Service Records

J.R. Nichols
Company K. Enlisted April 1, 1864 at Paris, TN, by Lt. Freeman for the war. Gray horse valued at $800. Present on roll for Mar/April 1864. On roll for May/June 1864, "Old soldier sent to his command May 23, 1864".
Source: Compiled Service Records

Thomas Nichols
Company A. Enlisted August 1, 1863 in West TN, by Capt. Mathis for 3 years. Black horse valued at $650. Present on roll for Mar/April 1864. On roll for May/June 1864, "Deserted May 23, 1864".
On report of absentees and deserters, Verona MS, Feb. 28, 1865. Residence Gibson Co. TN; probable whereabouts Dyer Sta.
Source: Compiled Service Records

W.T. Nicholson
Company D. Enlisted November 1, 1863 in Gibson Co., TN, by Capt. Word for 3 years. Bay horse valued at $1000. Present on roll for Mar/April 1864 as 4th Corporal. Present on roll for May/June 1864 as 4th Corporal. "Wounded slightly left hip" at Tishomingo Creek.
On roll (as 4th Corpl.) of prisoners surrendered at Citronelle, AL, May 4, 1865. Residence Eaton TN.
Source: Compiled Service Records

J.J. Nimmo
Company E. Enlisted September 17, 1863 at Paris, TN, by Capt. Hallum for 3 years. Brown horse valued at $500. Present on roll for Mar/April 1864. Present on roll for May/June 1864.
On report (as 4 Cpl. J.I. Neamo) of absentees and deserters, Verona MS, Feb. 28, 1865. Residence Carroll Co. TN; probable whereabouts Carroll.
Source: Compiled Service Records

Rufus P. Nix
Company K. Records file is confusing -- may be more than one individual. Enlisted September 1, 1863 at Cottage Grove, TN, by Capt. Bowman for the war. Absent on roll for Mar/April 1864, "In arrest at Tupelo". On roll for May/June 1864, "Deserted Dec. 10, 1863". Oath of allegiance at Nashville, TN, May 27, 1865; described as resident of Henry Co., TN, fair complexion, dark hair, grey eyes, 5 ft. 8 in.; surrendered at Johnsonville, TN, May 25, 1865; "signs by mark".
Source: Compiled Service Records

James Norad
Company F. Enlisted February 1, 1864 at Paris, TN, by Col. Greer or Capt. Wilson for 3 years. "Not stated" on roll for Mar/April 1864. Absent on roll for May/June 1864, "Certificate to go home May 1 Surgeon of the Regt. Without leave."
On report of absentees and deserters, Verona MS, Feb. 28, 1865. Residence Henry Co. TN; probable whereabouts Henry Co.
Source: Compiled Service Records

H.K. Northway
Company D. Enlisted May 10, 1864 in Gibson Co., TN, by Capt. Shane for 3 years. Absent on roll for May/June 1864, "Sent to Ten. by order Col. Bell May 20 to report to Maj. Spence purchg. C.S."
Source: Compiled Service Records

J.N. Norton
Company G. Enlisted April 20, 1864 in Dyer Co., TN, by Capt. Hibbitt for 3 years or the war. Present on roll for May/June 1864. Wounded at Harrisburg.
Died at Lauderdale Springs Confederate Hospital, August 30, 1864.
Source: Compiled Service Records [R]; Watkins (1989), p. 30.

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Francis O'Daniel
Company C. Enlisted August 1, 1863 in West TN, by Capt. Mathis for 3 years. On roll for May/June 1864, "Returned to his former Command May 23, 1864".
Source: Compiled Service Records

William Olive
Company H. Enlisted December 1, 1863 at Camp Bell, TN, by Col. Bell for 3 years. Absent on roll for March/April 1864, "Without leave in Ten. with gun & accoutrements, Mar 20, 1864".
Source: Compiled Service Records

W.W. Olive
Company K. Enlisted September 1, 1863 at Cottage Grove, TN, by Capt. Bowman for the war. Absent on roll for March/April 1864, "Absent sick." Absent on roll for May/June 1864, "Sick in Tenn. by permition [sic] from Col. Greer since May 1, 1864 unable to travel."
On report of absentees and deserters, Verona MS, Feb. 28, 1865. Residence Henry Co. TN; probable whereabouts Henry Co.
Source: Compiled Service Records

J.M. Oliver
Enlisted August 1, 1863 at Macedonia, TN, by Col. Greer for the war. Present on roll for Feb/April 1864, "Appointed Host. Stwd. Feb. 5, 1864". Present on roll for May/June 1864.
On report (as Hosp. Stwrd.) of absentees and deserters, Verona MS, Feb. 28, 1865. Residence Carroll Co. TN; probable whereabouts Carroll. On roll (as Hosp. Stwd. G.M. Oliver) of prisoners surrendered at Citronelle, AL, May 4, 1865. Residence Carroll Co. TN.
Source: Compiled Service Records

James Orgain
Company A. Enlisted December 1, 1863 in Gibson Co., TN, by Capt. Gay for 3 years or the war. Absent on roll for March/April 1864, "30 Apr. sick Gibson Co."
Source: Compiled Service Records

J.W. Osborn
Company F. Surname also given as Ousbran. Enlisted September 20, 1863 at Paris, TN, by Capt. Wilson for 3 years. Horse valued at $600. Present on roll for March/April 1864. Present on roll for May/June 1864.
On report (as J.W. Osburne) of absentees and deserters, Verona MS, Feb. 28, 1865. Residence Henry Co. TN; probable whereabouts Henry Co..
Source: Compiled Service Records

James H. Osier
Greer's Regiment. On prisoner rolls: captured at Carroll Co. TN, April 4, 1863; received at Memphis, TN, April 15, 1863; received at Gratiot Street Prison, St. Louis, MO, April 19, 1863.
Source: Compiled Service Records [G]

W.M. Ousbran
Company F. Based on spellings used for J.W. Osborn, surname may be Osborn. Enlisted April 1 at Paris, TN, by Capt. Wilson for 3 years. Absent on roll for May/June 1864, "Absent sick at Okloney [sic] Hospital June 25, 1864".
Source: Compiled Service Records

R.A. Overall
Company C. Enlisted August 1, 1863 in West TN, by Capt. Mathis for 3 years. Dun horse valued at $900. Present on roll for March/April 1864 as 1st Sergeant. On roll for May/June 1864, "Returned to his former command on May 23, 1864".
Source: Compiled Service Records

C.H. Owen
Company K. Enlisted September 1, 1863 at Cottage Grove, TN, by Capt. Bowman. Sorrell horse valued at $1000. Present on roll for March/April 1864. Present on roll for May/June 1864.
On report (as C.H. Owan) of absentees and deserters, Verona MS, Feb. 28, 1865. Residence Weakley Co. TN; probable whereabouts Weakley. On roll of prisoners surrendered at Citronelle, AL, May 4, 1865. Residence Weakley Co. TN.
Born 1843, Henry Co. TN. Married 1867, Virginia Ann Fonville, in Weakley Co. TN. Died 1918, Weakley Co. TN. Widow's pension file #6955.
Source: Compiled Service Records [R,C]; Sherril (1992)

John B. Owen
Company F. Enlisted September 20, 1863 at Paris, TN, by Capt. Wilson for 3 years. Absent on roll for March/April 1864, "Without leave Apl. 2". Oath of allegiance at Nashville, TN, June 2, 1865; described as resident of Henry Co., TN, fair complexion, dark hiar, blue eyes, 5 ft. 7 in., surrendered at Ft. Donelson, TN, May 31, 1865.
Rennolds (1904/61) lists a J.B. Owens as being wounded near Jackson, TN.
Source: Compiled Service Records, Rennolds (1904/61)

Thomas O. Owen
Company I. Enlisted April 1, 1864 at Eaton, TN, by Col. Bell for 3 years. Sorrell horse valued at $1200. Present on roll for March/April 1864. Absent on roll for May/June 1864, "Sent to Lauderdale Springs. Wounded June 10, 1864" -- "slightly right hand" at Tishomingo Creek.
On report of absentees and deserters, Verona MS, Feb. 28, 1865. Residence Weakley Co. TN; probable whereabouts Dresden.
Source: Compiled Service Records, Hollis diary

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