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Brief History

11th Infantry Regiment was organized at Corinth, Mississippi, in May, 1861, and mustered into Confederate service at Lynchburg, Virginia. Its companies were recruited into Confederate service at Lynchburg, Virginia. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Neshoba, Yazoo, Monroe, Coahome, Noxubee, Chickasaw, Lowndes, Lamar, Carroll, and Lafayette. The commanders were Colonels F.M. Green, Philip F. Liddell, William H. Moore, and Reuben O. Reynolds; Lieutenant Colonels Samuel F. Butler, William B. Lowry, and George W. Shannon; and Majors T.S. Evans and Alexander H. Franklin. [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.

A Regimental Roster arranged by companies begins with Company A, The University Grays of Lafayette County. Scroll down to view the remaining company rosters.

Company A - University Greys (raised in Lafayette County) [Cosmopolitan rank & file]
Company B - Coahoma Invincibles (raised in Coahoma County)
Company C - Prairie Rifles, aka Prairie Rifleman (raised in Chickasaw County)
Company D - Neshoba Rifles, aka Neshoba Riflemen (raised in Neshoba County)
Company E - Prairie Guards (raised in Lowndes County)
Company F - Noxubee Rifles (raised in Noxubee County) See Roster
Company G - Lamar Rifles (raised in Lafayette County)
Company H - Chickasaw Guards (raised in Chickasaw County)
Company I - Van Dorn Reserve (raised in Monroe County)
Company K - Carroll County Rifles (raised in Carroll County)

Other Source

  • 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.
  • Rowland, Dunbar, Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898: taken from the Official and statistical register of the State of Mississippi, 1908 (Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company).

  • Howell, H. Grady, For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand!: A Muster Listing of All Known Mississippi Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines (Chickasaw Bayou Press, 1998).

References

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

 

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