2nd Tennessee Infantry, Walker's Brigade, Aquia District, Dept of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.
Almost immediately after organization the regiment moved to Lynchburg, Virginia, where it was mustered into Confederate service by Colonel E. Kirby Smith, being the second regiment from Tennessee to be mustered into the Confederate service, whence it derived its name as the 2nd Confederate Infantry Regiment.
The regiment was first under fire at Aquia Creek, Virginia, on June 1, 1861, where it supported Confederate batteries in an engagement with Federal warships. It was then placed in the brigade commanded by Brigadier General Theophilus H. Holmes, along with the 1st Arkansas Infantry Regiment, which brigade constituted the extreme right wing of General Pierre G. T. Beauregard's Army. About the last of June, the regiment was ordered to Fredericksburg to embark on an expedition down the Rappahanock River which resulted in the capture of the Federal mail packet, the Saint Nicholas, the Halifax, laden with coffee, and the Mary of Virginia, laden with ice.
On July 19, 1861, the brigade joined Beauregard's forces at Manassas, preparatory to the battle of July 21. Holmes' Brigade was placed in support of Brigadier General Richard S. Ewell's Brigade, and was not actively engaged in the fighting, although it came under heavy fire while shifting position in the afternoon of the battle.
On September 13, 1861, the regiment was transferred to Colonel J. G. Walker's Brigade, stationed at Fredericksburg, along with the 1st Arkansas and the 12th North Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiments. It remained in this brigade until December 30, 1861, when it moved to Evansport, now Quantico, Virginia, and was placed in the brigade commanded by Brigadier General Samuel G. French, in company with the 2nd Arkansas Infantry Battalion, the 35th Georgia, 22nd North Carolina, and 47th Virginia Infantry Regiments. Here the regiment assisted in the erection of batteries and other defenses. In February, 1862 the regiment re-enlisted for three years, or the duration of the war.
The regiment ended its service in the Virginia theatre on February 9, 1862, when, along with the 1st (Maney's) and 3rd (Vaughn's) Tennessee Infantry Regiments, it was ordered to Knoxville to assist in the defenses of East Tennessee. (bio by: BigFrench)
Plot: Section 10, Stone 210
Maintained by: BigFrench
Originally Created by: Florence Barnick
Record added: Jul 05, 2011
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