The Mississippi 29th Infantry Regiment, organized at Corinth, Mississippi, in April, 1862, contained men from Grenada, Lafayette, Panola, Yalobusha, Washington, and De Soto counties. The unit served in Mississippi, then moved to Kentucky where it saw action in Munfordville. Later it joined the Army of Tennessee and was placed in General Walthall's and Brantly's Brigade where it participated in many battles from Murfreesboro to Bentonville. The 29th lost 5 killed and 36 wounded at Munfordville, had 34 killed and 202 wounded at Murfreesboro, and suffered fifty-three percent disabled of the 364 engaged at Chickamauga. It reported 191 casualties at Chattanooga and in December, 1863 was consolidated with the 30th and 34th Regiment and totalled 554 men and 339 arms. This unit reported 5 killed and 22 wounded at Resaca, and in the fight at Ezra Church the 29th/30th lost 8 killed and 20 wounded. Very few surrendered in North Carolina in April, 1865.
Edward C. Walthall, promoted as Brigadier-General, December 13, 1862
William F. Brantley, promoted as Brigadier-General, July 26, 1864.
William F. Brantley, promoted
James B. Morgan.
James B. Morgan, promoted
Newton A. Isam
George W. Reynolds, killed at Franklin.
John W. Campbell, mortally wounded at Missionary Ridge
R. H. Vance, acting.
W. G. Beauland, promoted to brigade staff, 1863;
R. G. Smithers.
Pullen, J. T. Malone.
M. N. Phillips
J. D. Adams
R. W. Harper
W. P. Hutchinson.
C. H. Robertson. Assignments:
Chalmers’ Brigade, Withers’ Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (June 1862)
Chalmers’ Brigade, Reserve Corps, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (June-July 1862)
Chalmers Brigade, Withers’ Division, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (July-August 1862)
Chalmers Brigade, Withers’ Division, Right Wing, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (August-November 1862)
Anderson’s –Walthall’s Brigade, Withers’ –Hindman’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee (December 1862-September 1863)
Walthall’s Brigade, Lidell’s Division, Reserve Corps, Army of Tennessee (September 1863)
Walthall’s Brigade, Hindman’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee (September-November 1863)
Walthall’s Brigade, Cheatam’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee (November 1863-February 1864)
Walthall’s-Brantley’s Brigade, Hindman’s –Anderson’s –Johnson’s-D.H. Hill’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (February 1864-April 1865) Battles:
The Atlanta Campaign
The Carolinas’ Campaign
The roster of this unit contains the names of 1890 men.
Company A -- Lafayette Rebels (raised in Lafayette County, MS)
Company B -- Robson Rifles (raised in Tallahatchie County, MS)
Company C -- Panola Patriots (raised in Panola County, MS)
Company D -- Fishing Creek Avengers (raised in Yalobusha County, MS)
Company E -- Oakland Rebels (raised in Yalobusha County, MS)
Company F -- Hampton Guards (raised in Lowndes County, MS)
Company G -- Walthall Rebels (raised in Attala & Carroll Counties, MS)
Company H -- Gale Reserve (raised in Yazoo County, MS)
Company I -- DeSoto Brothers (raised in DeSoto County, MS)
Company K -- Dixie Rifles (raised in Holmes County, MS) Bibliography for Research: