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4th Infantry Regiment

     

  • HISTORICAL NOTES:

      The 4th Infantry Regiment was organized at Grenada, Mississippi in April, 1861. Many of its members were recruited in Attala, Grenada, Lafayette, and Carroll counties. It moved to Tennessee where a detachment was captured at Fort Henry and the regiment at Fort Donelson . After being exchanged, the unit was assigned to S.D. Lee's and Baldwin's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It participated in the conflicts at Chickasaw Bayou ,Port Gibson , and Big Black River Bridge , then was captured at Vicksburg . Again exchanged, it was attached to General Baldwin's and Sears' Brigade and fought with the Army of Tennessee from Cassville to Nashville . Later it shared in the defense of Mobile. This regiment was organized with 787 officers and men and totalled 279 in October, 1862. It reported 4 casualties at Chickasaw Bayou, 47 at Kenesaw Mountain , 29 at the Chattahoochee River , and 26 at Atlanta . Few surrendered in May, 1865.

  • OFFICERS:

      The field officers were Colonels Thomas N. Adaire, Joseph Drake, and Pierre S. Layton; Lieutenant Colonel Joseph J. Gee, and Major Thomas P. Nelson.

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    Hooker, Col. Charles E.
    - Confederate Military History - Mississippi Volume - 288 pgs.
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    Rigdon, John C.
    Historical Sketch and Roster of the 4th Infantry Regiment
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    Rigdon, John C.
    The Civil War in Mississippi
     
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    Mississippi Civil War Soldiers Index
     
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    The Southern Historical Society Papers
     
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    The Civil War in Mississippi - 2001 Eastern Digital Resources

     

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