3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

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Brief History

3rd Infantry Regiment, organized in the spring of 1861 at Enterprise, Mississippi, contained men from Hancock, Newton, Hines, Yazoo, Harrison, Copiah, Jackson, and Sunflower counties. surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. The field officers were Colonels John B. Deason and Thomas A. Mellon; Lieutenant Colonels Samuel M. Dyer, Robert Eager, James B. McRae, and E.A. Peyton; and Major William H. Morgan.

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 - Live Oak Rifles (raised in Jackson County)
Company B - Sunflower Dispersers (raised in Sunflower County) [also listed as Co. E]
Company C - Downing Rifles (raised in Hinds County) [also listed as Co. I]
Company D - Chunkey Heroes (raised in Newton County) [also listed as Co. B]
Company E - Biloxi Rifles, aka Biloxi Rifle Guards (raised in Harrison County) [also listed as Co. F]
Company F - Shieldsboro Rifles (raised in Hancock County) [also listed as Co. H]
Company G - Gainesville Volunteers (raised in Hancock County) [also listed as Co. K]
Company H - Dahlgren Guards (raised in Harrison County) [also listed as Co. D]
Company I - John M. Sharps, aka Yazoo Rebels (raised in Yazoo County) [also listed as Co. C]
Company K - McWillie Blues (raised in Copiah County) [also listed as Co. A]

Source Material

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment.

  • 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).