Survivors of the Rock City Guards after the war.

The Rock City Guards were a militia battalion raised in Nashville, Tennessee in 1860 in anticipation of the American Civil War. 327 men joined the organization; among them were George Maney, who served as captain;[1] lawyer Thomas H. Malone, who served as lieutenant; and Charles Todd Quintard, who served as chaplain.[2] In May 1861 the unit, now consisting of three companies, was mustered into Confederate service as part of the 1st Tennessee Infantry Regiment; George Maney becoming Colonel. The regiment served during the whole American Civil War.[2]

A battle flag used by the Rock City Guards is at the Tennessee State Museum.[2]


  1. ^ Warner, Seth (Summer 2006). "George Earl Maney: Soldier, Railroader, and Diplomat". Tennessee Historical Quarterly. 65 (2): 130–147. JSTOR 42627947.
  2. ^ a b c Cannon, Devereaux D., Jr. (Winter 1988). "Flags of the Rock City Guards". Tennessee Historical Quarterly. 47 (4): 191–197. JSTOR 42626747.

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