16th Tennessee Volunteer
attempted to find illustrations of any type of the original members of the
Regiment what follows is all that I have managed to find to date. The highest
rank that the person reached has been used, even if this was while in another
illustrations are linked to a short biography, some very short.
Very few of the pictures illustrated here have a date for when they were taken so it should be noted that while some of these illustrations were taken during the war many others were taken post-war. Some of those shown died as late as 1940 so that if they look old they are and shouldn't be confused with re-enactors of the present day who are older than the very young men who were the soldiers of the time.
I have had reference to other illustrations but as yet have not manage to track them down. If you have, or know, where these illustrations are, or can confirm that any from a group photo are from the Regiment please inform me.
The last surviving members of the unit were Privates Bluford Lafayette Scarlett F Company, who died, aged 91, on the 20 January 1935, and Ransom Gwyn Martin D Company, who died, aged 98, on the 22 May 1940.
With help I have collected together cemeteries showing the Burial sites of original members of the unit. Slowly, to go with this, I have been collecting photos of their head stones which will be posted when time allows.
Officers This covers photos from when they were in the US Army during the Mexican - American War, through the Civil War, with most being post-war and into when they were old men. 30 January 2013
NCO's There is the odd pre-war photo, a couple from during the war, with most being post-war and into when they were old men.
Other Ranks One pre-war photo, a few from during the war, and again with most being post-war and into when they were old men. 02 February 2013
Other Photos Posted here are ones that don't fit into the categories above the: Perryville Colour Guard McMinnville High Street and two of the memorial to the killed and died. 30 January 2013
uniforms Some of these are drawings and only portraits
at that so I have not posted them hopefully the original photos come to light in
Those posted are: Carroll Henderson Clark, John Hamilton Lewis Duncan, Lucien Napoleon Savage, James M. Parks and Joseph H. Goodbar. 10 February 2013
Other Ranks Uniforms Here
are photos of NCOs and ORs, but not officers, taken during their service in the
war, a couple have been taken post-war but possibly with uniforms of the type
that they wore during the war.
Those posted are: Hiram Taylor Kersey, T. J. Rogers, John Alexander Brogden, Wallace McPeak, John Payton Mayberry, Russell Lassitor Brown, Pleasant Marion Wasson, Thomas Benton Potter, George Washington Kennedy, Benjamin Rowland, Hamilto Mortimer Hennessee, James Alexander Boyd and William Dalton Passons. 10 February 2013
Some uniforms have not been included in the two links above: John Houston Savage, Calvin C. Brewer, as they are not wartime photos; that of George Edward Purvis as he is in his artillery uniform: and those of Andrew Jackson Lacy and Samuel H. Alexander as its unlikely either were in the Regiment.