N0. 285 CIW CHAPTER 15 TENNESSEE DOUGLASS’ CONFEDERATE PARTISAN RANGER BATTALION (NA)

Commanding officer: Major DeWitt Clinton Douglass.

Originally Douglass was a captain of 7th Tennessee Infantry. As major he organized this partisan ranger battalion in 1862. He was captured as major 31 March, 1863.

The unit was organized in October 1862 by Major Douglass. The companies were never lettered. In February Major Douglass received orders to extend his battalion to regiment size. Douglass was elected Colonel but the regiment was never approved. The companies were distributed among other units and the four remaining companies consolidated with Holman´s Partisan Ranger Battalion in February 1863 to form the 11th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.

There are no muster rolls of the battalion. Some of the captains were John Lytle, Chatham Coffee, Thomas F. Perkins, O.F. Bruster or Brewster, T.C.H. Miller, James B. Harvey, Nathan W. Carter, Richard McCann (see underneath), and Felix H. Blackman.

In November, 1862, the battalion was with Forrest on the outskirts of Nashville and later it seems to have been attached to Wheeler’s command.

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