Gibson County TN and War


War Links for Gibson Co. TN

A link to "Forrest's Raid"

The gentleman with an X on the tracks in front of him is W.B. Haliburton 20th Tenn. Cav and 47th Inf. 
He was captured Ga in 64 and spent the remainder of the war at Camp Douglas.

*A list of Gibson County TN Veterans.  Click HERE to make sure your relative is on the list!
To add to this list email
Catherine Edwards.  Catherine is compiling a list of all Gibson Veterans
for a War Memorial at Oakland Cemetery.

Military Records

Gibson Soldiers in the 7th Tennessee Cavalry USA

6th Tennessee Cavalry Company M Muster Out Roll Dated: July 1865

Company E, 31st Infantry Regiment

Barry Dunagan's Genealogy and Confederate History Page

Confederate Units from Gibson Co. TN

  Gibson County Pension Applications

Letters of Capt. Peter Marchant

Confederates buried at Oakland Cemetery in Trenton, TN

The murder of Lucius Jerome Wilkins 1863

Gibson County Southern War Claims

TN Civil War Flags

Song of the 1st Kentucky Regt.

Tennesseans in the Spanish American and WW1

"WITH THE COLORS"a book written by Mrs. Gordon Brame Hargrove of WW1 soldiers

The Flag of the 20th TN Cavalry Regiment


The flag of the 31st TN Infantry
Photos submitted by Jere Cox

A Poem by Glenda Walker written in honor of her 
grgrandfather, Benjimon Oslin Carlton and his
cousin, John Pike Carlton

Two cousins going off to war, they were their mother's
pride and joy
From Union City Tennessee, they marched away proud as
could be
With love of country they did pray, as they knelt down
in Rebel gray
Two Carlton cousins, Ben and John filled with honor in
the Springtime sun
They marched in glory and did their best for General
Nathan B. Forest
Ben got a letter from his Mom at home, she said your
father Crowfords gone
Ben had no time for tears in Jackson, in Mississippi he
faced hard action
Both cousins came home to Gibson County
They lived many years without the bounty
Of a war of rebellion not won, but they were Gibson's
finest sons

A great link to a biography of General Nathan Bedford Forrest

A great link to a biography of General Robert E. Lee