The Mississippi 41st Infantry Regiment was assembled at Pontotoc,
Mississippi, during the summer of 1862 and contained eleven companies. Its
members were from the counties of Lee, Noxubee, Pontotoc, Monroe, and
Chickasaw. The unit served in Mississippi, then was assigned to J.P.
Anderson's, Henderson's, Tucker's, and Sharp's Brigade, Army of Tennessee.
It fought on many battlefields of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, saw
action in Tennessee with Hood, and was involved in the North Carolina
operations. It lost 25 killed, 164 wounded, and 9 missing of the 502 engaged
at Chickamauga. In December, 1863, it totalled 321 men and 219 arms. The
regiment surrendered on April 26, 1865.
Colonels Lewis Ball, William F. Tucker, and J. Byrd Williams, and
Lieutenant Colonels William C. Hearn and Lafayette Hodges.
served in Mississippi, then was
assigned to J.P. Anderson's, Henderson's, Tucker's, and Sharp's Brigade,
Army of Tennessee.
Corinth Campaign (April - June 1862) Farmington (May 1862) Iuka (19
September 1862) Corinth (33, 4 October 1862) Perryville, KY - October
8, 1862 Vicksburg Campaing & Siege (May - July 1863) Atlanta
Campaign (May - September 1864) Resaca (9 May 1864) Resaca (14, 15 May
1864) Peach Tree Creek (20 July 1864) Ezra Church (28 July 1864)
Atlanta Siege (July- September 1864) Jonesboro (31 August - 1 September
1864) Franklin (30 November 1864) Nashville (15, 16 December 1864)
Carolinas Campaign (February - April 1865) Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2463 men.
Company A-- Talibonella Rifles, aka Pope Walker Reserves [formerly Co. C,
5th Battalion MS Infantry (raised in Pontotoc County, MS) Company B --
Southern Revengers, aka Southern Rejectors of Old Abe, & aka Abe’s
Rejectors (raised in Pontotoc County, MS) Company C -- Cole Guards
(raised in Lauderdale County, MS) Company D -- Noxubee Guards (raised in
Noxubee County, MS) Company E -- Verona Rifles (raised in Itawamba
County, MS) Company F -- Pontotoc Grays (raised in Pontotoc County,
MS) Company G -- Buttahatchie Rifles (raised in Monroe County, MS)
Company H -- "Company ‘C,’ Forty-first" [sic] (raised in Lafayette &
Pontotoc Counties, MS) Company I -- Capt. Williams’ Company (raised in
Itawamba & Tippah Counties, MS) Company K -- Mississippi Rip Raps
(raised in Noxubee County, MS) Company L -- Okolona Guards (raised in
Chickasaw County, MS) Bibliography for Research: