60th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
(CSA)
(Also called 79th Tennessee Infantry Regiment and the 60th Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment)

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Isaac Newton Babb served in Co. A, 60th Infantry Regiment (CSA) in the rank of Corporal. He was captured on May 17, 1863 at the Battle of Big Black River.

FIELD OFFICERS

Colonels: John II. Crawford, Nathan Gregg
Lieutenant Colonels: Nathan Gregg, James Alex Rhea
Major:
James Alex Rhea

CAPTAINS

Francis S. Blair, Co. "A". Enrolled Jonesboro, Washington County, August 23, 1862
Samuel Rhea Gammon, Co. "B". Enrolled Rogersville, Hawkins County, September 12, 1862
John H. Crouch, Co. "C". Men from Washington County; Enrolled September 20, 1862
Mark M. Pritchett, Joseph L. Hale, Co. "D". Enrolled at Boon's Creek, Washington County, September 23, 1862
William P. Barron, Co. "E". Enrolled at Fordtown, Sullivan County, September 25, 1862
Mark Bacon, Co. "F". Enrolled at Jonesboro, Washington County, September 27, 1862
James A. Rhea (to major), J. W. Bach-man, Joseph R. Crawford, Co. "G". Enrolled at Blountville, Sullivan County, September 25, 1862
James C. Hodges, Co. "H". Enrolled at Morristown, Grainger County, now Hamblen County, October 1, 1862
William A. Wash, Co. "I" Enrolled at Newport, Cocke County, October 1, 1862
John M. Morrow, Co. "K". Enrolled at Leesburg and Longmire, Washington County, September 27, 1862
Harvey Hamilton, Co. "L". Enrolled in Hawkins County, September 26, 1862 

The regiment was first known as the 79th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, but was officially designated the 60th Tennessee Infantry Regiment by the Adjutant and Inspector General's Office. It was organized into a regiment at Haynesville, from 11 companies which had been enrolled in August, and September. When mustered into Confederate service, the mustering authorities would only accept 10 companies for the regiment, and Company "L" apparently disbanded, as no further record of it has been found.

Immediately after organization the regiment was assigned to the brigade of Brigadier General John C. Vaughn along with the 61st and 62nd Tennessee Regiments. These regiments remained together in Vaughn's Brigade throughout the war. The brigade was ordered to the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana and arrived at Jackson, Mississippi late in November, 1862. Lieutenant General J. C. Pemberton reported: "On December 21, 1862, while at Grenada, Mississippi, information was received that a large fleet of gunboats and transports was moving down the Mississippi for the supposed purpose of attacking Vicksburg. Brigadier General J. C. Vaughn's Brigade of East Tennessee was at once ordered to that point."

The brigade arrived December 26, and there followed the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou and Chickasaw Bluffs. General Stephen D. Lee's Brigade formed the right of the line of defense, General S. M. Barton's the center, and General Vaughn's the left. General Vaughn reported that on the second day he sent the 62nd to re-enforce Lee; the 60th to re-enforce Barton on the 3rd day; leaving one regiment, the 61st to defend the abattis. Pemberton's report stated; "on the left, commanded by Brigadier General Vaughn, the heavy abattis prevented the approach of the enemy except with sharpshooters who advanced continuously, but were met firmly by his East Tennesseans."

An inspection report by Bob E. Houston, Captain and Assistant Inspector General, for January-February, 1863 on Company "G". stated: I take pleasure in stating that in discipline, efficiency and military appearance this company exceeds that of any I have ever seen in Volunteer service."

The brigade remained at Vicksburg until about the first of May, when General Pemberton decided to meet the enemy in the field. Toward the end of this campaign, on May 17, while guarding a bridge over the Big Black River, Vaughn's Brigade was overwhelmed by a Federal division. The 601 regiment surrendered to Brigadier General S. G. Burbridge's 1st Brigade, 10th Division. A regimental report stated: "Lieutenant Colonel Gregg, one captain, three 1st lieutenants, seven 2nd lieutenants, six brevet 2nd lieutenants, captured at Big Black, Mississippi on May 17, 1863, and have not been exchanged. Enlisted men captured at Big Black 239. They belonged to Companies "A", "B", "C", "D", "E" "F", "H" and "I". This report was dated October, 1864. The Federal reports of this action stated that the regiment, with 360 stand of arms, was captured without the loss of a man by the Federal troops. What was left of the regiment fell back into Vicksburg, and remained in the trenches until the surrender on July 4, 1863. The brigade was surrendered as part of Major General M. L. Smith's Division, and paroled a few days after the surrender.

On July 16, Vaughn's Brigade was reported at Brandon, Mississippi.

On September 15, Inspector General Cooper stated "Vaughn's Brigade was ordered to reassemble in East Tennessee, at such place as General Buckner might designate. But if the men have been seized by the enemy, and their paroles taken from them, it will prevent their reorganization." Colonel J. G. Rose, of the 61st Regiment, in his outline in Lindsley's Annals of his own regiment, stated the men from the 61st who were paroled at Vicksburg were not exchanged until June 27, 1864, and the men captured at Big Black remained in Northern prisons until the winter of 1864-5. Presumably, the same thing was true of the men from the 60th, but no definite information to that effect was found. He further stated that in the spring of 1864 many of these paroled prisoners were assembled in parole camps at Jonesboro, Tennessee, awaiting exchange. A detachment from the 60th, 61st and 62nd regiments was reported near Jonesboro, September 13, 1864.

In the meantime, General Vaughn had been given command of Colonel A. W. Reynolds' Brigade, composed of the 3rd Confederate, 39th, 43rd and 59th Tennessee Infantry Regiments. These regiments were mounted about the last of 1863, and served as Mounted Infantry from then on. On December 31, 1863, a detachment from the 2nd Fast Tennessee Brigade, under Major James A. Rhea, of the 60th, was reported as a part of this brigade. On March 31, 1864, the detachment was listed as from the 60th, 61st and 62nd Regiments, and was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel William Parker of the 62nd. An inspection report dated May 6, 1864, showed this detachment consisted of only 48 men present. On April 20, 1864, a detachment from the 16th Georgia Battalion, 3rd, 39th, 43rd, 60th, 61st and 62nd Tennessee Regiments, under Captain Nathan Dodd of the 61st was reported in General Bushrod Johnson's Brigade, General Simon Buckner's Division, at Zollicoffer (now Bluff City), Tennessee.

It was not until November 10, 1864, that the 60th, 61st and 62nd Regiments were reported as regiments in Vaughn's Brigade. At that time the 60th was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Gregg, and the brigade was made up of the 16th Georgia Cavalry Battalion, 1st (Carter's), 3rd, 39th, 43rd, 59th, 60th, 61st and 62nd Tennessee Mounted Regiments, 12th (Day's) and 16th (Neal's) Cavalry Battalions. The brigade reported 993 effectives, 1358 present, 796 prisoners of war. It was in the Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee, commanded by Major General J. C. Breckinridge. The 60th was reported stationed near Davenault's Ford.

This was the last regimental or company report found on the 60th. On February 28, 1865, the order of battle for Brigadier General Echols' Command showed the 60th, now commanded by Colonel Gregg, still in Vaughn's Brigade, with Abbott's Scouts having been added to the brigade, and the 13th Georgia Regiment reported instead of the 16th Georgia Battalion. General Echols was still in command of the Department when news of General Lee's surrender was received, and he dissolved his command in Western Virginia. Some of General Vaughn's Brigade crossed into North Carolina and served as part of President Jefferson Davis' escort from Charlotte, North Carolina to Washington, Georgia, but it is not known whether or not any of the 60th were in this force.

Roster of Company A, 60th TN Infantry Regiment

NAME

RANK IN

RANK OUT

Andes, Peter

Private

Private

Andres, Peter

Private

Private

Atchison, Henry C.

Private

Sergeant

Atkerson, Henry

Private

Sergeant

Atkinson, Brownlow

Private

Private

Atkinson, Henry C.

Private

Sergeant

Babb, Caleb

Private

Private

Babb, Henry J.

Private

Private

Babb, Isaac N.

Corporal

Corporal

Bacham, George M.

First Lieutenant

First Lieutenant

Bachman, George M.

First Lieutenant

First Lieutenant

Ballard, Peter J.

Private

Private

Bauchman, George

First Lieutenant

First Lieutenant

Baughman, George M.

First Lieutenant

First Lieutenant

Bayless, Hiram

Private

Private

Bird, James

Private

Private

Blair, Frank S.

Captain

Captain

Blair, Shields

Private

Private

Bobb, Henry B.

Private

Private

Bolton, Romanus

Private

Private

Bowman, Jackson

Private

Private

Branch, James

Private

Private

Brown, Thomas

Private

Private

Brown, William W.

Private

Private

Brown Jr., James

Private

Private

Brown Sr., James

Private

Private

Brumett, Jonathan H.

Private

Private

Brummett, J.H.

Private

Private

Cain, John

Private

Private

Carroll, William

Private

Private

Clouse, John

Private

Private

Coats, John W.

Private

Private

Collins, Thomas

Private

Private

Combs, William

Private

Private

Cone, Sampson

Sergeant

Sergeant

Crawford, Samuel

Third Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant

Curtis, N.T.

Private

Private

Curtis, Nathaniel T.

Private

Private

Davenport, James

Private

Private

Day, James

Private

Private

Dean, Thomas

Private

Private

Dear, Thomas

Private

Private

Deavenport, James

Private

Private

Deer, Thomas

Private

Private

Derr, Thomas

Private

Private

Dulany, Ephraim

Private

Corporal

Dulany, George P.

Private

Private

Effler, H.

Private

Private

Effler, John

Private

Private

Effler, William

Private

Private

Engle, Jackson

Private

Private

Estes, Thomas

Private

Private

Fallant, S.

Private

Private

Fine, Russell

Private

Private

Gammon, William M.

Second Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant

Glubbs, Andrew

Private

Private

Goforth, Thomas

Private

Private

Good, James M.

Private

Private

Hail, Thomas

Private

Private

Hale, Thomas

Private

Private

Harkins, Calvin

Private

Private

Harvey, E.T.

Private

Private

Harvey, Elbert S.

Private

Private

Harvey, S.

Private

Private

Hawk, William

Private

Private

Head, William

Private

Private

Head, William E.

Private

Private

Heffler, John

Private

Private

Hicks, J.R.

Private

Private

Hipp, William M.

Private

Private

Hurkins, Calvin

Private

Private

Huskins, Calvin

Private

Private

Huskins, William C.

Private

Private

Ingle, Jackson

Private

Private

Jenkins, A.

Private

Private

Jenkins, Henry

Private

Private

Jones, John G.

Private

Private

Jones, John J.

Private

Private

Jones, John T.

Private

Private

Kelcy, John

Private

Private

Kelsee, John

Private

Private

Kelsey, John

Private

Private

Kile, William D.

First Lieutenant

First Lieutenant

Kyle, William D.

First Lieutenant

First Lieutenant

Lancaster, Samuel

Private

Private

Lanling, F.

Private

Private

Lanning, Francis G.

Private

Private

Lanning, Manson H.

Corporal

Corporal

Laws, Gaston P.

Private

Private

Laws, George P.

Private

Private

Leach, William H

Sergeant

Sergeant

Leach, William T.

Sergeant

Sergeant

Leech, N.T.

Sergeant

Sergeant

Leech, William S.

Sergeant

Sergeant

Leming, F.J.

Private

Private

Leonard, Cain

Private

Private

Leonard, E.M.

Private

Private

Leonard, William C.

Private

Private

Lesley, A.L.

Private

Private

Lesley, Alfred J.

Private

Private

Lessley, Alfred L.

Private

Private

Manning, F.G.

Private

Private

Marks, William

Private

Private

Miller, George W.

Private

Private

Million, George W.

Private

Private

Million, John W.

Private

Private

Million, W.J.

Private

Private

Millman, John

Private

Private

Monks, William

Private

Private

Morris, Daniel

Private

Private

Morris, David

Private

Private

Nelson, Stuart

First Sergeant

First Sergeant

Nichols, Reed

Private

Private

Nichols, S.R.

Private

Private

Nichols, S.S.

Private

Private

Noe, J.

Private

Private

Odell, Abraham

Private

Private

Odle, Abraham

Private

Private

Patterson, Joseph

Private

Private

Phillips, George W.

Private

Private

Presnel, Gabriel

Private

Private

Presnel, Stephen

Private

Private

Pressnel, Gabriel

Private

Private

Pressnell, Stephen

Private

Private

Price, James L.

Corporal

Corporal

Pritchett, H. William

Private

Private

Pritchett, William H.

Private

Private

Reed, Nicholas

Private

Private

Reid, Nicholas

Private

Private

Rodgers, Samuel

Private

Private

Rogers, Samuel

Private

Private

Rose, Isaiah

Private

Private

Salts, Nicholas

Private

Private

Sampson, C.

Sergeant

Sergeant

Shields, Joseph

Private

Private

Shields, Joseph F.

Private

Private

Shuffield, Moses

Private

Private

Shultz, Robert

Private

Private

Smith, J.C.

Private

Corporal

Smith, L.C.

Private

Corporal

Smith, Samuel

Private

Corporal

Smith, Samuel C.

Private

Corporal

Spurgeon, William

Sergeant

Private

Spurgin, William

Sergeant

Private

Stephens, William K.

Private

Private

Stewart, A.

First Sergeant

First Sergeant

Stewart, Nelson

First Sergeant

First Sergeant

Swift, J.C.

Private

Private

Tallant, Sidney

Private

Private

Tallent, Sydney

Private

Private

Talon, Sydney

Private

Private

Thompson, Isaac N.

Private

Private

Thompson, John W.

Private

Private

Tittle, George W.

Private

Private

Treadway, James J.

Private

Private

Treadwell, James

Private

Private

Walker, Samuel

Private

Private

Walters, David

Private

Private

Walters, George

Sergeant

Private

Walters, Samuel

Private

Private

Warder, David

Private

Private

Water, David

Private

Private

Watson, William

Private

Private

Wesson, John

Private

Private

Williams, John

Private

Private

Williams, John Henry

Private

Private

Williams, William

Private

Private

Wilson, Joshua

Private

Private

Wilson, S.

First Sergeant

First Sergeant

Woodruff, Jesse

Private

Private

Woodruff, John

Private

Private

Woodruff, Landon

Private

Private

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