The following information was documented, post-war, by John W. Moran, 1st Lieutenant, Co. I 31st Tenn Reg. C.S.A. and was transcribed by his great-grandson, Kent Moran, back in the 1990's. At that time Kent was cross-referencing information from the list with information found in Tennesseans in the Civil War Vol II. Recently we took another look at the transcription and have started adding additional information from other sources such as Findagrave, Fold3, Ancestry.com etc. The information here will be updated as we find information about the men in the unit. We have the original document and will scan it once we find it in our ever growing collection of Moran files.
? indicates unknown in Tennesseans in the Civil War Vol. II
(Fold3- Enlisted Sept 17 1861, Trenton Tenn by Esqr Irvine. Mustered in as Sergeant mustered out as 2nd Lieutenant. Appears on a note in the record of John W. Montgomery, 2nd Lt. L.B. Edwards elected to fill vacancy left by resignation of John W. Montgomery Feb 1863. On a May 12 1863 Muster Roll his age is listed as 18. On an undated card he was relieved of duty by "the illegal consolidation of the 31 & 33 Regt Tenn vol" and ordered to report to Brigadier General Pillow. In Sept/Oct 1863 he was on detached service and again in Jan-April 1864. He resigned May 10, 1864 because he was a supernumerary officer and wanted to enlist "in a company of supernumerary officers as scouts in Genl. Forrest's command,") **Records are ambiguous, seems there was more than one Berry Edwards, but believe this may be the Little Berry Edwards tha married Kate H. Caurthers on March 17 1875 in Weakley County TN. Appears in the 1880 Census for Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas at the age of 35, occupation banker. His wife Kate is 23. Others in the household: Maggie Rice, age 10 niece; H.G. Edwards age 28 brother and a merchant; G Edwards age 20 brother also a merchant. An L.B. Edwards was listed as a stockholder in the Dresden Bank.