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59th Tn Regiment of Civil War Re-enactors
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First of all I'd like to thank you for visiting my web site.The 59th Tn is a Civil War Re-enactment group from the Tri-Cities (Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City) located on the Virginia/Tennessee border. The group is composed mainly of students and graduates of Tennessee High School located in Bristol, TN. The group is loosely associated with the Boys Scouts of America designated as an Explorer Scout Unit (Troop 2014). The groups organizer and Captain is Carl Jenkins, a history teacher at Tennessee High School. The group attends a minimum of 6 events each year from March to November. In the following sections I will provide a brief history of the original 59th, show some photos from events attended, and provide some of my favorite links to Civil War sites. I hope you enjoy visiting my site and refer it to others.
A Brief History of the 59th Tn

ORGANIZATION:

Organized by the addition of two companies to the 1st (Eakin's)
Infantry Battalion in May 1862. Regiment surrendered at Vicksburg,
Mississippi, on July 4, 1863. Paroled ther later in the month.
Declared exchanged on September 12, 1863. Mounted in January 1864.
Surrendered at Washington, Georgia, on May 9, 1865.

FIRST COMMANDER:  James B. Cooke (Colonel)
FIELD OFFICERS:   Charles M. Alexander (Major)
                  James P. Brown (Major, Lieutenant Colonel)
                  William L. Eakin (Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel)
                  Henry D. Giesler (Major)
                  James F. Love (Major)

ASSIGNMENTS:

Unattached, Department of East Tennessee (May-June 1862)

Stevenson's Brigade, Department of East Tennessee (Companies A
and F) (May-June 1862)    

Taylor's Brigade, Stevenson's Division, Dept. of East Tennessee
(June 1862)

Unattached, Department of East Tennessee (June-July 1862)

Taylor's Brigade, Stevenson's Division, Dept. of East Tennessee
(July-October 1862)

Reynold's Brigade, Heth's Division, Department of East Tennessee
(October-December 1862)

Reynold's Brigade, Stevenson's Division, 2nd Military District,
Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana (December 1862-April
1863)
Reynold's Brigade, Stevenson's Division, Department of Mississippi
and East Louisiana (April-July 1863)

Vaughn's Brigade, Stevenson's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee
(November 1863)

Vaughn's Brigade, Buckner's Division, Department of East Tennessee
(December 1863-January 1864)

Vaughn's Cavalry Brigade, Department of East Tennessee (January-
February 1864)

Vaughn's Brigade, Cavalry Corps, Department of East Tennessee 
(February-March 1864)

Vaughn's Brigade, Vaughn's Division, Cavalry Corps, Department
of East Tennessee (March-April 1864)

Johnson's Brigade, Buckner's Division, Department of East Tennessee
(Dismounted Detachment) (April 1864)

Vaughn's Brigade, Cavalry, Department of East Tennessee (April-
May 1864)

Vaughn's Cavalry Brigade, Department of Western Virginia and East
Tennessee (May 1864-April 1865)

Detachment Vaughn's Brigade, Breckinridge's Division, Valley District,
Department of Northern Virginia (Dismounted Detachment) (June-July
1864)

Vaughn's Cavalry Brigade, Davis' Escort (April-May 1865)

BATTLES:

Vicksburg Campaign (May-July 1863)
Champion Hill (May 16,1863)
Vicksburg Seige (May-July 1863)
Piedmont (Dismounted Detachment) (June 5, 1864)
Lynchburg Campaign (Dismounted Detachment) (June 1864)
Monocacy (Dismounted Detachment) (July 9, 1864)  

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