Tracking Down My Great Grandfather

Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

nnealey1

Cadet
Joined
Aug 27, 2017
Messages
20
Took a trip to Ft. Pillow today. I had been told for years that my great-great grandfather took part in the a battle. I've been trying to track this down. From what I've read he was in Neely's Calvary Regiment. I learned today that he may have been off chasing Hurst instead of at Ft. Pillow. My wife didn't enjoy the walls (she's very pregnant at the moment, man there are some hills at that place) I know many of you spend a great deal of time and effort looking at all aspects. I'd love to track his movements throughout the war. Any ideas?

Thanks.


Nick
 

WJC

Brigadier General
Moderator
Thread Medic
Answered the Call for Reinforcements
Joined
Aug 16, 2015
Messages
12,599
Took a trip to Ft. Pillow today. I had been told for years that my great-great grandfather took part in the a battle. I've been trying to track this down. From what I've read he was in Neely's Calvary Regiment. I learned today that he may have been off chasing Hurst instead of at Ft. Pillow. My wife didn't enjoy the walls (she's very pregnant at the moment, man there are some hills at that place) I know many of you spend a great deal of time and effort looking at all aspects. I'd love to track his movements throughout the war. Any ideas?
Thanks
Nick
Welcome!
I'm not familiar with Neely's Cavalry. But if you have your great great granfather's name and some other basic information- date of birth, date of death, spouse, children, where lived, etc.- you can start with the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm
Subscription services Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.com offer free trial period so you might try them as well. A quick google serarch for Neely's Cavalry gave this https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/14th_Regiment,_Tennessee_Cavalry_(Neely's)
Good luck!
 

huskerblitz

Captain
Joined
Jun 8, 2013
Messages
6,958
Location
Nebraska
Took a trip to Ft. Pillow today. I had been told for years that my great-great grandfather took part in the a battle. I've been trying to track this down. From what I've read he was in Neely's Calvary Regiment. I learned today that he may have been off chasing Hurst instead of at Ft. Pillow. My wife didn't enjoy the walls (she's very pregnant at the moment, man there are some hills at that place) I know many of you spend a great deal of time and effort looking at all aspects. I'd love to track his movements throughout the war. Any ideas?

Thanks.


Nick
I would try to find his regiment/companies Record of Events. These can be found in the Supplement to the Offical Reports or maybe on Fold3.
 
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

nnealey1

Cadet
Joined
Aug 27, 2017
Messages
20
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

huskerblitz

Captain
Joined
Jun 8, 2013
Messages
6,958
Location
Nebraska
Would you happen to have a link?
Fold3 is a pay site. The Supplements to the OR are not online, you would have to visit a university library to find them. Or you could search for the Record of Events and perhaps someone has them online.
 
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

nnealey1

Cadet
Joined
Aug 27, 2017
Messages
20
Cool....on a side note are you a husker fan?


Fold3 is a pay site. The Supplements to the OR are not online, you would have to visit a university library to find them. Or you could search for the Record of Events and perhaps someone has them online.
 
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!
Top