The main source for Confederate Tennessee Partisan Ranger units is Tennesseans in the Civil War, Vol 1, Civil War Centennial Commission of Tennessee, 1964.
Sources for the 8th Tennessee are among others: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee; Microcopy No. 268, rolls 55, 56; National Archives, Washington, DC.
G. G. Dibrell, “Eighth Tennessee Cavalry,” Military Annals of Tennessee: Confederate, John Berrien Lindsley, ed., 1886 (Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing, 1995), 2: 651-681.
Stewart Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Tennessee (New York: Facts on File, 1992), 62-64.
Mary Hopson, Stray Leaves from Putnam County History. Tennesseans in the Civil War (Nashville: Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964), 1: 83-85.
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Washington: GPO, 1880-1901), ser. 1, vol. 23, pt. 1, pp. 847-848.
On Ferguson’s command see Thurman Sensing, Champ Ferguson: Confederate Guerrilla (Vanderbilt University Press, 1985).
Some of the members in Ferguson’s command were: Ben Barton, John Gregory, Barry Bramon, Alvin Cullom, Sr., Alvin Cullom, Jr., Henry Cox, A.J. Goodbar, J.W. McHenry, Alvin Capps, Ballon Gess, Sam Weaver, Lafayette Goodbar, James McMullan, John Stone, Hamp McGinnis, Janett McGinnis, Will Hildreth, Lt. Abner Hildreth, Jogn J. Dowdy, Isaac Smith, Fount Frost, Henry Sublett, Andy Foster, H. Foster, Thomas Ruby, Ephraim Crabtree, Joe Miller, Jonathan Campbell, Titus Page, Alexander Evans, Hans Mose, William R. Latham, Henderson McGinnis, Arthur McGinnis. Yhomas Riley, Granville Sandusky.
Source for information on Kirkland command is The Robert B. Barker Papers, McClung Historical Collection, Knox County Public Library System, Knoxville, TN. Lawyer Bob Barker, who died in 1980, was a historian of the WBTS of northeast Georgia, east Tennessee and western North Carolina born in Blount County. He visited hundreds of cemeteries in the area and secured markers for many Confederate soldiers although his main interest was Union veterans.
On guerrilla commands and guerrilla warfare in East Tennessee see the doctoral theses of William Todd Groce, “Mountain Rebels: East Tennessee Confederates and the Civil War, 1860 1870” (1992) and “‘War at Every Mans Door’: the Struggle for East Tennessee, 1860 1869” by Noel Charles Fisher (1993), the latter in 1997 published as book.
On Gibb’s command see Fisher p. 166.
For more on Keirsey’s see unpublished manuscript “Hiram T. ‘Pomp’ Keirsey, Confederate Guerrilla”by Mrs. Shirley Boyle. Also Robert L. Mason, Cannon County (Tennessee County History Series), (1981) p. 56., and Will Hale, History of DeKalb County (1915), pp. 239 243.
On Dunbar´s command there is a report to Col. G.M. Bascom, 13rd Army from T.H.Reeves on July 20, 1864 (O.R. ?). Also TN – 14 is mentioned in this report.
For information on Sizemore’s see Nora Brooks, History of Morristown, TN (available in typescript at the McClung collection, Knoxville, Tennessee).
On Francis’ Command see R.L. and M. Eldridge, Bicentennial Echoes of the History of Overton Co., Tennessee, privately printed, Livingston, p. 56.
On Hinson’s Command see Broomfield L. Ridley, Battles and sketches, Army of Tennessee, Morningside, reprint, 1978 pp. 596-598 (where there is also a picture of Hinson).
For a detailed relation of Confederate guerrillas in Middle Tennessee see Jill K. Garrett, ”Guerrillas and Bushwackers in Middle Tennessee during the Civil War”, unpublished manuscript in Jill K. Garrett collection, miscellaneous collections, Union and Confederate Accounts, box 11, Tennessee State Library and Archives.
For Middle Tennesse see also John S. Daniel Jr., ”Special Warfare in Middle Tennessee and surrounding areas, 1861-62 (master’s thesis, University of Tennessee, 1971.
For a recent account see B. Franklin Cooling, ”A People’s War: Partisan Conflict in Tennessee and Kentucky”, in Guerrillas, Unionists, and Violence on the Confederate Homefront (ed. Daniel E. Sutherland), Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press 1999.
For further information see Richard P. Gildrie, ”Guerrilla Warfare in the Lower Cumberland River Valley, 1862 – 1865”, Tennessee Historical Quarterly 49 (fall 1990),James T. Siburt, ”Colonel John M. Hughs: Brigade Commander and Confederate Guerrilla”, Tennessee Historical Quarterly 51 (summer 1992) and Stephen V. Ash, ”Sharks in an Angry Sea: Civilian Resistance and Guerrilla Warfare in Occupied Middle Tennessee, 1862 – 1865”, 45 Tennesssee Historical Quarterly (fall 1986).