Co. D, 2nd Regiment Tennessee Cavalry USA drilling in formation. The image shows guidon, muskets, carbines, and Colt revolving rifles. Co. D was predominantly from Blount County, possibly Cades Cove. The image has been hand-tinted.
This questionnaire from the Ordnance Department requires every officer commanding a company or regiment of cavalry to answer the questions and return the form to the Ordance Office along with their regular quarterly return of ordnance stores.