Capt. Thomas Dearmand Tipton


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I'm a new member. My great great grandfather fought with the 3rd Tennessee Calvary (union). I have rudimentary information but not much detail. Can someone give me help in finding this information?
Thomas enlisted as a Private in the 3rd Tn Cavalry (Union) on11/10/1862. He mustered into Company B 1/27/1863. Promoted to Captain of Company I on 2/16/1864. He resigned 5/24/1864.

http://tngenweb.org/civilwar/3rd-tennessee-cavalry-regiment/

Thomas would have taken part here :

Report of Maj. John B. Minnis, Third Tennessee
Cavalry, of operations February 10-26, 1864

HDQRS. THIRD TENNESSEE CAVALRY,
Germantown, Tenn., February 27, 1864.
SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken
by the Third Tennessee Cavalry in the recent expedition under Gen.
W. Sooy Smith into Mississippi:

Leaving Collierville, Tenn., on the 10th instant with the brigade, this
regiment accompanied it during the entire march, performing its part of
the picket duty, scouting, &c., until proceeding as far as West Point,
and returning to within 3 miles of Okolona, where the brigade encamped
on the night of the 21st instant.

On the morning of the 22d, I was ordered to follow the Fourth
Tennessee Cavalry, the Second Tennessee Cavalry bringing up the rear
of the brigade. For 3 miles before reaching Okolona, the Second
Tennessee Cavalry skirmished with the enemy. At Okolona you offered
battle.

In accordance with your orders, this regiment was formed on the left
flank. The enemy were maneuvering in front of us, and the men coolly
awaited their advance. Immediately I received orders from you to
withdraw my men in column of fours, move forward, and keep well
closed up. In obeying this order, and while moving rapidly to close up,
for the advance regiments were moving very fast, the rear of my
regiment was fired into by the enemy, and heavy firing was heard to the
left of my rear, and simultaneously the enemy passed each flank and
commenced firing into the advance regiments. At the same time the
Second Tennessee and Fourth U. S. Cavalry, with much confusion,
pressed upon my rear, and many passed through my column.

Receiving orders from you a second time to move forward, I was
assigned by you to position on the right of the road, which was held
until I received orders from you to fall back in column, as a heavy force
of the enemy was moving to cut me off from the main column.

In withdrawing my men this time, by force of circumstances they
became more of less mixed with those from other regiments. I however
continued to keep a goodly number of them together, and alternately
fought and fell back until I received orders from you to
pass through the Second Brigade and rally my men, which being
accomplished I was placed, by order of Gen. Smith, on the right
flank, and repulsed the advancing enemy on said flank just previous to
the repulse of the enemy in the [front] and on the left flank. No
engagement took place after this in which this regiment was engaged
worthy of notice.

The loss sustained by this regiment in killed, wounded, and missing was
5, viz, 2 wounded and 3 missing.

I trust you will consider the inexperience of the major commanding and
the men under him in the field, and give justice to all.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN B. MINNIS,
Maj., Cmdg.

Lieut. R. W. PIKE,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-Gen.

Source: Official Records
PAGE 313-57 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. [CHAP. XLIV.
[Series I. Vol. 32. Part I, Reports. Serial No. 57.]
 
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I'm a new member. My great great grandfather fought with the 3rd Tennessee Calvary (union). I have rudimentary information but not much detail. Can someone give me help in finding this information?
Thomas filed for a Federal pension from Kansas. There should be a wealth of info there ! Here's the index card.

He also has a page on Find-A-Grave : https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38336791

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