Union and Liberty: History of
the 5th Tennessee Infantry, U.S.A., 1862-1865"
This 428 page hard bound book is the first ever written about a Union
Tennessee infantry regiment. The 5th Tennessee Infantry was organized in Barbourville, Ky.
in 1862 and saw action at Cumberland Gap, the East Tennessee Campaign, the Atlanta
Campaign, Franklin, Nashville, and Wilmington, N.C.
The regiment suffered severe casualties during the Battle of Resaca,
Georgia and was engaged in the battle near the Carter House cotton gin during the Battle
of Franklin, Tennessee.
In addition to a narrative of the role the regiment played in each of
these events, the book contains documents, personal letters, maps, and a complete roster
of soldiers, which enables the reader to see the war through the eyes of the common
soldier. Photographs of soldiers and genealogical information are also included. Many of
the soldiers in the 5th Tennessee regiment were from Roane Co., Monroe Co., Blount Co.,
Meigs Co., and Hamilton Co. in East Tennessee.
"Volunteers for Union and
Liberty, History of the 5th Tennessee Infantry, U.S.A., 1862-1865" copyright
© Robert K. Cannon, 1995 All rights reserved Library of Congress No.;
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