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20th Tennessee Infantry      
Company Unknown
JOHN BEESLEY - Unknown   
JOHN BEESLEY WAS MY GREAT GRANDFATHER.
Contact Name:  TOM MOORE
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  10/2/2010
Company Unknown
Willis Whitwell - 1st Lieutenant   
G-G-GrandFather
Contact Name:  Mark Hubbs
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  11/20/2008
Company A
William H Hill - Corporal   
This is my great great grandfather. According to family stories, he was saved on the battlefield by a fellow soldier named McMurray. He named a son Edward McMurray Hill in honor of him and the name stayed in the family, although slightly misspelled. I suspect the soldier was WJ McMurray.
Contact Name:  William MacMurray Hill
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Contact Homepage:  bhill.us
Date Added:  8/19/2016
Company A
Henry Frederick Wolfe - 2nd Sergeant   
Henry Frederick Wolfe was an Ordnance Sergeant
Contact Name:  Carol Wolfe Mitchell
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Date Added:  8/21/2018
Company B
James M Ezell - Private   
James M. Ezell -- Private, 20th Tennessee Infantry, Company B
(Full name designated as James Madison Ezell)

Born: 24 Jan 1837, Tennessee
Died: 5 Nov 1915, Rhea County, Tennessee

Served with the 20th Tennessee through numerous battles: Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Franklin, and Nashville.

Descendants claim he became an ordained minister later in his life; there are no sources to support this claim.

Buried: Smyrna Cemetery, Rhea County, Tennessee (military tombstone)
Contact Name:  Jacob
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Date Added:  2/27/2021
Company B
john alson king - Unknown   
was my g,g,g,granduncle,he was killed @atlanta aug.24,1864 by a shell fragment.he &2 brothers belonged to 20 tennessee/copany B.his brothers where william king,thomas s.king[my granduncle].they where from triune,tennessee.isaac w.hude was a cousin.i am curently trying to find john king's grave site @atlanta.
Contact Name:  tyler gower
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  tylgow@att.net
Date Added:  4/11/2012
Company B
John M Smith - 1st Sergeant   
I'm looking for the descendants of John M. Smith who was the brother of Brig. Genl. Thomas Benton Smith. He was color bearer for the 20th TN and was killed at Stones River.

As far as I know, his grave is unknown (possibly as mass grave at Stones River)

I know he left behind a wife and several children. He lived in the Murfreesboro area.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Contact Name:  Paisley Smith
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  9/16/2009
Company E
ralph j neal - Sergeant   
This person was my great great grandfather. He served through the war fighting in most of the major battles of the Army of Tennessee. He was wounded at Fishing Creek, around Atlanta, and slightly at Franklin. He surrendered with the Army of Tennessee and returned to his home in Rutherford County. He participaterd in veterans affairs until his death in 1915. He was a major contributor to a regimental history published at the turn of the century.
Contact Name:  will neal
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Date Added:  5/21/2013
Company E
Samuel Alexander Walden - Private   
Samuel Alexander Walden was born 22 January 1847 and died 15 June 1929. He served in the CSA 20th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Company E, then B--with his older brother, several uncles, and cousins. Standing at a little over 6'6', he joined ca. October 1862, and was not then 16 years old. He saw his first action at the Battle of Stones River/Murfreesboro (TN), just a couple of months later. He also participated in the Campaigns at Hoover's Gap, Wartrace, Tullahoma (TN); Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Missionary Ridge; and Reseca, Kennesaw Mountain (the Northern GA Campaign). He was wounded in action at Reseca, GA and later was captured and taken POW to Camp Chase, Ohio. He was captured before the Battle of Franklin and of Nashville, which may well have saved his life. (Col. William M. Shy was KIA at the Battle of Nashville--the location is now known as Shy's Hill. Sam included 'Shy' as the middle name of his youngest daughter, in remembrance of the young, fallen commanding officer hero.) Paroled and released, he came back to Rutherford County, TN and lived out the remaining years of his life. He was known as the 'baby of the outfit'...but was noted to have served with distinction '...no man could say that he was anything but a first class soldier. No better fighter belonged to the company, and no truer man ever lived. The company was always proud of their 'baby soldier'.' (written by Ralph Neal). Sam is mentioned in the previous statement as well as a few other times in the HISTORY of the TWENTIETH TENNESSEE REGIMENT VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, C.S.A. by Dr.W.J.McMurray (Nashville, TN). He regularly attended Civil War Reunions, attending his final one the Fall of 1928 before he died in the Spring of 1929. He was scheduled to attend his UCV unit's reunion in the Fall of 1929. Several photos exist of him in his vet uniform, in the reunion group photos. He attended the noteable CSA Reunion and Re-enactment at the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition held at what is now known as the location of the Nashville Parthenon at Centennial Park. President McKinley was a special guest at one of the events. Sam's pension number and Confederate Veteran's Questionaire are on file at the TN Library and State Archives. A carved cedar life-size replica sword and scabbard, is in the Civil War Collection at the Tennessee State Museum. Sam and his wife, Arzella Roseline (Foley) Walden had 6 children and many subsequent generations of descendants. (Proudly, I am one of his great, great grandchildren.)
Contact Name:  Gena M. Burns-Harrison
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Date Added:  12/1/2008
Company F
David Marion Brown - Private   
David was my great great grandfather and was noted in the book History Of the Twentieth Tennessee Regiment, Volunteer Infantry as the soldier that set fire to the Noble Ellis Steamboat after the Confederates used it to retreat across the Cumberland River after the Battle of Mill Springs (Fishing Creek) on Janurary,19,1862.
Contact Name:  Patrick Brown
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Contact Homepage:  yahoo
Date Added:  11/6/2008
Company F
James Peter Brown - Private   
Was the brother of David, Marion, and John William also in the 20th Tennessee Infantry. He was captured at Chattanooga and taken to Rock Island, Illnois. He was injured at Chickamauga in 1863. He was in Rock Island until the end of the War when he was forced to take the Oath Of Allegience.
Contact Name:  Patrick Brown
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  Yahoo
Date Added:  11/6/2008
Company F
John William Brown - Private   
Was the brother to David and Marion Brown was also in the 20th Tennessee Infantry. Was wounded in the Chest at the Battle of Murfressboro TN.He went on to be captured at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863.
Contact Name:  Patrick Brown
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Contact Homepage:  Yahoo
Date Added:  11/6/2008
Company F
Marion David Brown - Private   
Was the brother of David Brown and my great great Uncle who was killed at the Battly of Mill Springs and buried there in a Mass Grave. He now has a Memorial headstone in Zollicoffer Park which is on the site where the heaviest fighting duriing that battle took place and where General Zollicoffer was killed. Uncle Marion and General Zollicoffer both gave there lives for the Confederacy on Jan. 19, 1862.
Contact Name:  Patrick Brown
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Contact Homepage:  Yahoo
Date Added:  11/6/2008
Company F
Jesse "Buck" Carter - Private   
Jesse was born in Sumner Co. Tenn. in 1821. He was about 40 years old when he enlisted on 1 June 1861 when the unit was formed at Trousdale. Enlisted by Pickett. He has 7 cards in his archival file. He is captured twice. Once 19 Jan 1862 at Fishing Creek aka Mill Springs, . He is exchanged and captured again at Rock House, Pike Co Ky. He is sent to City Point for exchange on 27 March 1863. He is also engaged at Chickamuga, Shiloh, Missionary Ridge. He is the father in law of my 5th cousin 3 x removed. They are buried at Josua Meador Cem. Long Creek, Macon Co. Tenn.
Contact Name:  phillip thomas
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Date Added:  6/17/2020
Company F
Thomas Creasy - Private   
Apparently wounded at Shiloh. Died in the military hospital complex in Columbus, Mississippi, in 'latter part of Apr/62' according to his service record. Buried at Friendship Cemetery in that city.
Contact Name:  Neil Creasy
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Date Added:  10/17/2016
Company F
Robert S Hawkins - 1st Lieutenant   
From Sumner Co. Tennessee
Contact Name:  mike hawkins
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Date Added:  3/5/2015
Company G
Dennis Owens - Corporal   
Died Sep 1916. Buried in Buffalo Cem, Boles, Yell Co, AR.
Contact Name:  Mark Anderson
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Date Added:  11/16/2007
Company H
thomas h byrd - Private   
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Contact Name:  jessie byrd
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Date Added:  6/25/2010
Company H
Richard Barton Hughes - 1st Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  Jerry Hughes, Sr.
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Date Added:  8/5/2008
Company H
George W Vaughn - Private   
George W Vaughn from Spring Hill, TN enlisted early in the War; he was injured at Murfreesboro and Chickamauga, but he fought with the 20th through 1864.
Contact Name:  Bobby
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Date Added:  5/8/2009
Company I
John Richard Carey - Private   
John Richard Carey, younger brother of Sam Carey. I have not studied his records yet.

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Contact Name:  Robert K. Moore
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Date Added:  6/24/2010
Company I
Samuel Cary - Sergeant   
Samuel Carey (Cary is an error) was a maternal Great Great Grandfather of mine. On entering, he was elected Ordinance Sergeant and was made 3rd or 2nd Lieutenant (Brevet) after Shiloh. Also wounded in the shoulder at the battle of Murfreesboro; according to the records.

He and his younger brother Richard enlisted, served, deserted and and returned together. Upon his returning 'Oath of Allegiance', he retained Lieutenant.

He may or may not have attended the 1877 reunion, but died in 1879 of consumption-(Although I suspect pneumonia).

Like many Southerners, his family were not slave-owners.

The adjacent record of Lemuel is an administrative error that was never rectified.

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Contact Name:  Robert K. Moore
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Date Added:  6/24/2010
Company K
Joseph Shrum - Private   
collateral ancestor
Contact Name:  Jay Robertson
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Date Added:  4/20/2004
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