Is there a way to find out if a 37th TN infantryman was killed in battle or not? William Blair 17 yrs old is listed as a member of the 37th along with his brother Jacob 20 yrs old (my great grandpa) They enlisted on the same date in 1861 in Knoxville. I can't find anything else about William except an enlistment Muster Roll Card. I realize that so many of our boys were killed without ID. Jacob survived.
Maybe @Zella can help with William. Depending on when they enlisted and when William turned 18, He was probably discharged for being "underage" after April 1862 when the 1st conscription law was passed. Men under 18 and over 35 were discharged. Are you aware Jacob's widow filed for a Confederate widow's pension? You can download it here: https://www.familysearch.org/en/ all that's required is creating a free account.