2 units both claimed the honor of being designated the "First" Tennessee Infantry Regiment. When one was given the coveted title, the other insisted that if they couldn’t be the lowest numbered regiment, they would be the highest. They asked for, and received, permission to be numbered 154th under the old militia system. The Regiment added the title “Seniors” to designate there early enlistment.
ACW Civil War Units, by R. J. Marrion. Depicting Confederate on top row: 4th Alabama, Hampton's Legion and Washington Artillery of New-Orleans, and Union on second row: 2nd New Hampshire Volunteers, 12th New York State Militia and 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia.
Union Officer's Slouch Hat. Stiched to the front is the badge of the Eleventh Corps, First Division (red) which fought at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. (Red-First Division of Corps. White-Second Division of Corps. Blue-Third Division of Corps.)