53rdtennessee.org53rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment, CSA 53rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment, CSA
Recruited in late 1861 from south central Tennessee, the 53rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment initially contained almost 1,000 men. By the end of the war in 1865, the regiment was virtually destroyed including the capture of the Regiment's Flag in the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. And including my second great grandfather. It is the cover of James R. Knight's book. The Battle of Franklin, when the devil had full possession of the earth.". Soldiers names in red were either killed or died during the war.