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Brief History

2nd Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Corinth, Mississippi, in April, 1861, with men from Tishomingo, Tippah, Itawamba, and Pontotoc counties. Ordered to Harper's Ferry, Virginia, it was there mustered into Confederate service. During the war it was assigned to General Whiting's, Law's, and J.R. Davis' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. Only 1 officer and 19 men surrendered. The field officers were Colonels William C. Falkner and John M. Stone; Lieutenant Colonels John A. Blair, Bartley B. Boone, and D.W. Humphreys; and Major John H. Buchanan. [1]

Regiment Companies with the County of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first. 

An alphabetical listing roster of the men serving in this regiment and the name and mustering in date of each company is found in the Member Rosters section of the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment Internet site. Rosters arranged by company are also available.

Another regimental roster, organized according to company, is found on the Rootsweb Internet site, also titled '2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment'.

Field and Staff - see Roster

Company A – (Tishomingo Riflemen) - raised in Tishomingo County - see Roster

Company B – (O’Connor Rifles) - raised in Tippah County - see Roster

Company C – (Town Creek Riflemen) - raised in Itawamba County - see Roster

Company D – (Joe Matthews Rifles or Beck Rifles) - raised in Tippah County - see Roster

Company E – (Calhoun Rifles) - raised in Itawamba County - see Roster

Company F – (Magnolia Rifles) - raised in Tippah County - see Roster

Company G – (Pontotoc Minute Men) - raised in Pontotoc County - see Roster

Company H – (Conewah Rifles) - raised in Pontotoc County - see Roster

Company I – Cherry Creek Rifles) - raised in Pontotoc County - see Roster

Company K – (Iuka Rifles) - raised in Tishomingo County - see Roster

Company L – (Liberty Guards) - raised in Tippah County - see Roster

Information from Military Annals of Mississippi: Military Organizations which Entered the Service of the Confederate States of America from the State of Mississippi, by John C. Rietti, Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company Publishers, 1976, p.16. FHL book 976.2 M2r Includes rosters.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Mississippi in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Mississippi in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Mississippi, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment Internet site contains a detailed history and roster of the soldiers both by alphabet and within their company. The company roster gives individual information such as age, occupation, rank, date, place and by whom enrolled, birth place, marital status, residence and a tracking of their activity.
  • Hankins, Samuel. Simple story of a soldier. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082495
  • Herdegen, Lance J. In the bloody railroad cut at Gettysburg. (Dayton, Ohio : Morningside House, c1990), FHL book 974.842/G1 M2hb
  • Smyth, Cecil B. (Cecil Britton). Second Mississippi infantry regiment, Army of Northern Virginia Confederate States of America. (El Paso, Texas : C.B. Smyth, [1997?]), FHL book 976.2 M2scb

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)

 

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