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15th Tennessee Cavalry      
Company B
James Calvin Devlin - Unknown   
James Calvin Devlin, son of Charles James Calvin Devlin and the former Miss Sarah Virginia Oliver, was born August 15th 1840 in Cedar Springs, South Carolina. At age 4 or so, his family moved to Fayetteville, Tennessee.

In July 1861, James C. Devlin enlisted in Co. B, 15th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment; which became one of eight companies tp formed into a battalion under Lieutenant Colonel N. B. Forrest and Major D. C. Kelley, at Camp Forrest, near Memphis, Tennessee in October 1861. This The regiment, as part of the 3rd Consolidated Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, was surrendered and paroled at Gainesville, Alabama in May 1865.

After the war, James Calvin Devlin married Miss Bettie B. Brister; with whom he had five daughters and a son. He departed this life at the age of 59 on April 21st 1900 in Memphis, Tennessee; where he is buried at Elmwood Cemetery.

Contact Name:  G. M. Gaston
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Date Added:  7/15/2013
Company C
John M McGinnis - 1st Sergeant   
In this unit from Jan 1863 to Feb 1863 -- then captured and sent to Alton, IL prison.

Feb 1863 to April 1863 -- prison then exchanged

April 1863 to Jul 1863 -- back in 15th Calvary Co. C

Then to 19th Tennessee Co K and later Co. G
Contact Name:  James Carey
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Contact Homepage:  http://www.vizualstorm.com/jc/web-content/index.html
Date Added:  12/24/2007
Company G
John D. Harrison - Private   
Enlisteed 'summer of 1864.' This was part of General Nathan Bedford Forrest's command. Captured at Nashville, TN 4 December 1864 and spent the rest of the war a prisoner at Camp Douglas, IL (Chicago). Released June 1865.
Contact Name:  Tim Harrison
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Date Added:  2/19/2008
Company G
Hezekiah Wallace Oliver - 1st Lieutenant   
A cousin, Wallace Oliver was 1st Lt. of Co. G, 15th Tenn. Cav.
From Maury Co, Tenn.
Contact Name:  Sam Comyns
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Contact Homepage:  www.scv.org
Date Added:  8/10/2010
Company G
Tilman Jefferson Oliver - 2nd Lieutenant   
A cousin, Tilman Oliver was 2nd Lt. of Co. G, 15th Tenn. Cav.
From Maury Co, Tenn.
Contact Name:  Sam Comyns
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Contact Homepage:  www.scv.org
Date Added:  8/10/2010
Company H
blackman gowen hays - Private   
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Contact Name:  jim lemley
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Date Added:  6/4/2012
Company I
John Harvey Bridges - Unknown   
John Harvey Bridges originally joined the Civil War in May of 1861, and fought until 11 January 1862, when he got sick.

After recuperating, he rejoined the war in July of 1863 and served in Company I, Calvary, under Captain J. C. Gooch in Forrest's Army.

This info is from his indigent soldier's pension application.
Contact Name:  Jane Eason
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Date Added:  4/9/2008
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