14th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
14th Infantry Regiment [also called Beauregard Rifles] was organized at Jackson, Mississippi, in October, 1861. The men were from the counties of Clarke, Oktibbeha, Lauderdale, Winston, Lowndes, Monroe, and Tishomingo. Captured at Fort Donelson, Tennessee in February, 1862. After being exchanged, it was attached to Tilghman's and Gregg's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. A detachment was captured when Vicksburg fell in July, 1863. The unit surrendered with no officers and 40 men. Its commanders were Colonels George W. Abert, William E. Baldwin, and Washington L. Doss, and Lieutenant Colonels Robert J. Lawrence and M.E. Norris.
- The 14th Mississippi Infantry Internet site has a longer history taken from Dunbar Rowland's Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.
- Refer back to the Internet site entitled, 14th Consolidated Regiment, Mississippi Infantry to which the lower 10 Companies belonged.
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.\
Companies comprising the 14th Mississippi Infantry:
Company A - (Shubuta Rifles) - raised in Clarke County
Company B - (Enterprise Guards) - raised in Clarke County
Company C - (Oktibbeha Rescuers) - raised in Oktibbeha County
Company D - (Quitman Invincibles) - raised in Clarke County
Company E - (Monroe Guards) - raised in Monroe County
Company F - (Beauregard Rifles) - raised in Winston County
Company G - (Agency Rifles) - raised in Oktibbeha County
Company H - (Meridian Invincibles) - raised in Lauderdale County
Company I - (Monroe Volunteers) - raised in Monroe County
Company K - (Columbus Riflemen, aka Columbus Rifles) - raised in Lowndes County
Companies comprising the 14th Mississippi Consolidated Infantry:
Company A - Capt. Harper’s Company
Company B - Capt. Evans’ Company
Company C - Capt. Smith’s Company
Company D - Capt. Everett’s Company
Company E - Capt. Trotter’s Company
Company F - Capt. Neilson’s Company
Company G - Capt. Blackwell’s Company
Company H - Capt. McCrary’s Company
Company I - Capt. Williams’ Company
Company K - Capt. Gilbert’s Company
- 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
- 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
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)