4th Tenn. Cav. (USA) - Itinerary - Co. B

Itinerary - Company B

Enlistment to Feb. 1863. Stationed at Nashville.

Company Muster Rolls for March & April 1863 show Stationed at Nashville. No events recorded.

(Company muster rolls dated for May/June and July/August 1863 report the company stationed at Nashville, and no Events of Record.)

Sept & Oct, 1863

Station of Company: Murfreesboro, TN.

Record of Events: "No. of miles traveled per month about five hundred and twenty. Total one thousand and forty." (Signed - Wines)

November & December 1863

Station of Company: Columbia, TN.

Record of Events: "Distance marched in scouting about two hundred and fifty miles. Marched from Murfreesboro, Tenn on the 23 of December 1863, arrived at Nashville, Tenn on the 24. Distance thirty miles. Left Nashville on the 27 with four days rations, arrived at Columbia, Tenn on the 31. Distance forty miles. Whole distance three hundred & twenty miles. (Signed - Lucas)"

Jan & Feb 1864

Station of Company: Germantown, TN.

Record of Events: "Marched from Columbia, Tenn on the 3rd of January 1864 by way of Savannah, Tenn and Corinth, Miss. Reached Collierville, TN on the 15th distance marched about two hundred miles. Marched from Collierville Feb. 10 by way of Hollow Springs, Pontatok & Corinth, Miss. Arrived at West Point on the 20th distance two hundred miles, had some sharp skirmishing, lost two men killed on picket during the march. Started to return by same route. Commenced fighting early on the morning of 22nd at Ocalona. Kept up heavy skirmishing all day, assumed our march on the morning of the 23rd, stopped of Germantown on the 26th, whole distance marched about six hundred miles, scouting included."

March & April 1864

Station of Company: Nashville, TN.

Record of Events: "May 30, 1864 moved from Camp Catlett to Camp Thomas near Nashville, TN five miles June 8th marched from Camp Thomas to Decatur, AL by way of Columbis and Pulaski, Tenn one hundred and twenty-five miles. June 14 marched from Decatur and met the regiment at Franklin, Tenn, one hundred miles and marched with the regiment back to Decatur, one hundred miles done some scouting distance marched about fifty miles, whole distance marched three hundred and eighty-eight miles. (Signed - G.H. McCarthy)"

July & August 1864

Station of Company: Decatur, AL

Record of Events: "Left Decatur, AL with Maj. Gen. Rousseau the 10th day of July on a raid through Alabama. Traveled a southeast course. Had a sharp skirmish with the enemy on the south side of Sand Mountain. Then to Ashville. Captured some prisoners and commissary stores. Then to Taladega. Burned depots and government stores. Then to Loachapoka via the Atlanta & Montgomery railroad. Burned the depot and destroyed the road. Moved down the road, destroying for several miles. Returned to Loachepoka, had a sharp skirmish, moved up the road, burned depots and road to Opeloka. Then by way of Lafayette to Marietta, GA on the 22 of July, a distance of 450 miles. On the 26th we were ordered to join Brig. Gen. McCook, to make a raid to the rear of Atlanta. Struck the Atlanta and West Point Rail Road at Palmetto. Burned the depot and a quantity of government stores. Marched on, captured a wagon train and rebel camp. Burned the train and camp with a large supply of QM stores. Struck the Macon Road near Rodgersville. Destroyed a portion of the road, then turned our course. Came to Newman, Georgia, engaged the enemy, had a hard fight and were surrounded. Cut through the lines under a heavy fire. Crossed the Chattahoochie with difficulty under heavy fire, by the horses and equipment returned to Marietta with a loss of 9 men. Aug the 4th - distance 300 miles. Left Marietta Aug. 11. Returned by railroad to this place. Distance total - 1,000 miles. (Signed - Hensley)"

Sept & Oct 1864

Station of Company: Nashville

Record of Events: None. (Signed - G.M.B. Bradshaw).

Nov & Dec 1864

Station of Company: Stationed at Gravel Spring, AL

Record of Events: "Marched from Nashville, TN 27 Nov 1864 to Franklin, TN met the enemy. Fell back to Nashville, Tenn Dec. 2, 1864. Ordered to Gallatin, Tenn Dec. 2, 1864. Went into camp in the Cumberland River 8 miles from Gallatin, Tenn. Dec. 3, 1864 Scouted over the river to Lebanon, Tenn (not finding the enemy), Dec. 7, 1864. Dec. 16, 17 & 18th part of the company engaged fighting the enemy from Nashville, Tenn to Franklin, Tenn. Remainder of the company patroling Cumberland River near Gallatin, Tenn to Dec. 14, 1864. Marched from Gallatin, Tenn Dec. 19, 1864. Came up with the enemy near Pulaski, Tenn. Engaged and drove him Dec. 25, 1864. Fought and drove him (the enemy) Dec. 26, 1864. Sugar Creek, Al. Marched to Star Centre, AL and camped Dec. 31, 1864. (Signed - G.M.B. Bradshaw)"

Jan & Feb 1865

Station of Company: at camp near Vicksburg, Miss

Record of Events: "Put up winter quarters at Gravel Spring, AL. Broke up camp at Gravel Spring, AL Feby 6th 1865 and commenced the march for Vicksburg, Miss. Went aboard steamer at Eastport, Miss and were shipped down the Tenn River via Paducah, thence into the Ohio River via Cairo, IL, thence into the Miss River and down the same to Vicksburg, Miss. (Signed - Jno. W. Hall)"

March & April 1865

Station of Company: Mobile, AL

Record of Events: "Left Vicksburg, Miss March 18 (?) 1865 on the steamer Shenang (?) for New Orleans, LA landing at New Orleans March 8, 1865. Left New Orleans March 19, 1865 for Lake Port on Lake Pontchartrain. Went on board the steamer Alice Arian March 20, 1865, reached Navy Cove, AL March 21, 1865, Second Battalion reported to Maj Gen. Rousseau March 23, 1865. ER Cambry (?) March 25, 1865 took up line of march for Fort Spanish, Mobile, AL in front of the 18th AL (?) finding and developing the enemy and steadily pressing him (the enemy) back in conjunction with the Infantry. Picketing, scouting and patroling and other (?) till the surrender of Fort Spanish & Blakely, Mobile, AL April 14, 1865, marched in direction of Citronelle, AL in the Mobile & Ohio RR performing various duties belonging to Cav. service to the 30 April 1865. Distance marched 700 miles. (Signed - G. Fox)"

This information was transcribed from microfilm # M395-30, on repository at the National Archives.

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