Prior to the 7th Tennessee Cavalry (Union) it was known as the 2nd West Tennessee Cavalry. Many of these soldiers came from West Tennessee and some of them from Carroll County, Tennessee. The fall of Fort Donelson, Tennessee paved the way for many loyal Union Tennessee men to enlist in the Union ranks. General Forrest was known to have resented these Union soldiers from West Tennessee. The 6th Tennessee Cavalry (Union) was also known previously as the 1st West Tennessee Cavalry. Many of them too were from West Tennessee. One of them Taylor Ellis from Carroll County, Tennessee was taken prisoner and paroled at Camp Chase, Ohio where he died. Although he was a Union soldier he now has a Confederate tombstone at the Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery.