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1st Regiment Tennessee Heavy Artillery (African Descent)
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Active June 1863 to March 11, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch artillery

The 1st Regiment Tennessee Heavy Artillery (African Descent) was an artillery regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery (African Descent) was organized at Memphis, Tennessee and mustered in for three years under the command of Colonel Ignatz G. Kappner. As was custom at the time, the regiment was designated the 1st Tennessee (Colored) Heavy Artillery. The regiment was initially recruited as eight companies, but actually mustered with twelve.

The regiment was attached to 1st Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, XVI Corps, Department of the Tennessee, to April 1864.

The 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery (African Descent) ceased to exist on March 11, 1864 when its designation was changed to the 2nd United States Heavy Artillery Regiment (Colored). The latter designation was changed again on April 26, 1864 to 3rd United States Colored Heavy Artillery Regiment.

Detailed service[]

During its brief existence, the regiment performed post and garrison duty at Memphis, and at Fort Pickering, Defenses of Memphis, June 1863 to April 1864.


  • Colonel Ignatz G. Kappner

See also[]

  • List of Tennessee Civil War units
  • Tennessee in the Civil War


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Template:CWR

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