Well if you can find something that I've searched years for my hat's off to you.
Samuel O Graham, born Mar 1837 Bedsloe Co Tenn , later Cumberland Co in 1847. Joined a Tenn Cav Regt, still being comfirmed which one, captured ????, sent to Camp Douglas, took the Oath of Alliegence Sept/Oct 1864, Took the Oath of Enlistment into the 3rd Illinois Cav Regt, Co A, Oct 7th 1964 in Chicago, trained at Camp Butler, sent to join Regt, West Tenn, spent the rest of the war chasing his two brothers William and Daniel, 10th Tenn Cav Regt. War ended, he was sent still with time on enlistment along with the 3rd to Minn to chase the Sioux. Disbanded in Oct 1865. He never went back home.
I doubt if Sam knew his two brothers were with Forrest. They joined a Partisan group that became later part of the 10th Tn Cav CSA.
Many years ago I came across a two books in a library that were rosters and history of two TN Cav Rgt CSA and found Sam's name. Took down the info but lost it. It was back in 83. I've searched alot online for Regt rosters CSA, but many are still not compiled.
The above is exactly how the story was told to me more than once by my grandmother. She lived to be 101 and was born in 1904 and her grandfather died in 1920. She remembered him weel, especially for his riding his horse into the ground. She said when he'd visit that horse was covered with saliva foam and so was he.
BTW, I have his enlistment records from the State of Illinois.
Any help is much appreciated. Thanks