13th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

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Brief History

13th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Corinth, Mississippi, in May, 1861. Its members were raised in the counties of Lauderdale, Winston, Wayne, Attala, Newton, Chickasaw, Kemper, and Clarke. Surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels William Barksdale, James W. Carter, and Kennon McElroy; Lieutenant Colonels John M. Bradley, Alfred G. O'Brien, and M. Whitaker; and Majors George L. Donald and Isham Harrison.[1]

The 13th Mississippi Infantry Internet site has a longer history taken from Dunbar Rowland's Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.

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.

Company A (Co B first year) - (Winston Guards) - raised in Winston County

Company B (Co. C first year) - (Wayne Rifles, aka Wayne Guards) - raised in Wayne County

Company C (Co. F first year) - (Kemper Legion) - raised in Kemper County

Company D (Co. E first year) - (Newton Rifles) - raised in Newton County

Company E (Co. A first year) - (Alamutcha Infantry) - raised in Lauderdale County

Company F (Co. G first year) - (Lauderdale Zouaves) - raised inLauderdale County

Company G (Co. I first year) - (Secessionists) - raised in Clarke County

Company H (Co. K first year) - (Spartan Band) - raised in Chickasaw County

Company I (Co. D first year) - (Minute Men of Attala) - raised in Attala County

Company K (Co. H first year) - (Pettus Guards) - raised in Lauderdale County

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.
  • 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), FHL book 976.2 M2 and Griffith's/Barksdale's/Humphey's Mississippi Brigade : Army of Northern Virginia ; a muster listing. (Carrollton, Mississippi : Pioneer Pub. Co., c2004), FHL book 976.2 M2g
  • 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), FHL book 976.2 H2


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