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From: "MIKE THOMPSON" <>
Subject: Re: [TNMAURY-L] 9th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry & 19th Biffle's Calvary
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2001 08:18:36 -0500
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Hello..Jake Biffle was Colonel of the 19th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment which
at times was known as Biffles 9th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. Captain Adley
Biffle of Company E 9th Battalion Tennessee cavalry was Jakes brother. This
of course was a seperate unit even tho many of the men in both were from
Maury County. Some Confederate units had the same numerical designation so
in order to keep them straight follow the units commanding officer.Most of
the 9th Battalion were with Wheeler and The Army of Tennessee in North
Carolina at the end of the war and Colonel Biffles 19th Tn.served under
General Forrest in Tennessee,Mississippi and Alabama...... Mike T.
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From: Pat Risner <>
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2001 11:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TNMAURY-L] 9th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry & 19th Biffle's
> I am confused. The ancestor I am reseaching, R.N. Straughan, served in
the 19th Regiment, Tennessee (Biffle's) Calvary. His enlistment occurred on
Sept. 4 1862 in Columbia, Maury Co. TN. by Col. Biffle.
> I have information that this 19th (Biffle's) Calvary Regiment was usually
known in the field and mustered as "Biffle's 9th Calvary" or "9th Regiment
TN. Calvary" and was organized on October 8, 1862. During the process of
formation, it was known as Biffle's BATTALION.. It was consolidated into 7
companies, A through G.
> Does anyone know how the 19th Biffles Calvary, described above, fits in
with the 9th Calvary described below??? Both were comprised of men from
> Note that company "E" described below as one of the companies of the 9th
TN. Calvary Battalion was commanded by Adley B. Biffie. (Biffle?)
> The 19th TN. Calvary, aka 9th TN. Calvary, was paroled at Gainsville AL
but the 9th TN Calvary Battalion seems to have been paroled in N.C.
> Were these the same troop or completely separate????
> > Below: from TNGenWeb Project, Tennesseans in the Civil War:
> > 9th (GANTT'S) TENNESSEE
> > CAVALRY BATTALION
> > Organized November 28, 1861; into Confederate service December 23, 1861;
> > surrendered Fort Donelson February 16, 1862; exchanged Vicksburg
> > 1862; reorganized Jackson, Mississippi; paroled at Charlotte, North
> > May 3, 1865.
> > FIELD OFFICERS
> > Lieutenant Colonel-George Gantt
> > Majors-Bradshaw W. Porter, James H. Akin
> > This battalion is the only battalion of Tennessee Cavalry to serve
> > the war as a battalion. It was originally organized with six companies,
> > mustered into Confederate service at Camp Maury, near Nashville, on
> > 23, 1861. A seventh company was added in October, 1864. These companies
> > as follows:
> > CAPTAIN-George Gantt (to lieutenant colonel), Joseph N. Walker, Frank
> > McLean, Co. "A". Men from Maury County.
> > Bradshaw W. Porter (to major), John B. Galloway, Robert N. Moore, Co.
> > Men from Maury County.
> > Vernon F. Bibb, George W. Mayberry, Co. "C". Men from Maury and Hickman
> > Counties. Not captured at Fort Donelson, and served temporarily as
> > "G", 2nd (Biffie's) Battalion.
> > Robert N. Whitson, Jeremiah Green, Eli A. Hornbeak, Co. "D". Men from
> > County.
> > James H. Akin (to major), Adley B. Biffie, Co. "E". Men from Maury
> > Thomas D. Whitehead, W. L. Bromley, Co. "F". Men from Wayne County.
> > Archie A. Lipscomb, Co. "G". Organized October 1, 1864, by the transfer
> > men from Company "C", 11 men from the Maury Artillery (Sparkman's
> > plus recruits mainly from Hickman County.
> > At the reorganization in September 1862, Captain J. H. Akin succeeded
> > as major. Lieutenant Colonel Gantt was wounded and taken prisoner in the
> > of 1863, and Major Akin was in command of the battalion. From that time
> > was sometimes referred to as Major Akin's Battalion.
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