N0. 290 CIW CHAPTER 15 TENNESSEE 1ST (MCNAIRY’S) CAVALRY BATTALION, ALSO 1ST WEST TENNESSEE CAVALRY BATTALION

Commanding officer: Lt. Colonel Frank N. McNairy

 

The battalion was organized in early 1861 and mustered into Confederate service in September that year. It was reorganized in May, 1862, and later consolidated with other companies to form Barteau’s Cavalry Regiment. McNairy’s Battalion operated irregularly against Union forces in Tennessee.

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