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The Civil War in Mississippi

1st Infantry Regiment State Troops

     

  • HISTORICAL NOTES:

      STATE TROOPS. MAINLY TROOPS OF 1864.

      In August, 1864, Governor Clark was authorized to call out every able-bodied man in the State to repel invasion, and all capable of bearing arms were called to assemble at Grenada, Okolona or Macon. In August also, the Legislature authorized General Forrest to order on military duty for thirty days boys and men between the ages of 16 and 55 years.

      Col. J. J. Pettus, commissioned August 8, 1864, was put in command of rendezvous at Grenada, with P. S. Layton as his Adjutant. Col. John M. Simonton, commissioned August 13, was assigned to command of the rendezvous at Okolona. Col. Jeptha V. Harris, commissioned August 26, was in command at Macon. There was also a rendezvous at Brandon, under Colonel Thornton. Col. O. J. E. Stewart commanded District No. 5.

      This regiment was organized August 24, 1864.

  • OFFICERS:

      Colonel--William S. Patton
      Lieutenant-Colonel -- Samuel M. Meek
      Major -- W. D. Outlaw
      Assistant Surgeon -- J. G. Carroll
      Chaplain -- P. P. Neely
      Adjutants -- A. J. Gillespie, Phil. M. Jenkins
      Quartermaster -- J. D. Tolson.

  • ASSIGNMENTS:

  • SERVICE:

  • ROSTERS:

      Company A -- Capt. Halbert’s Company (county of origin not specified)
      Company B -- Capt. Grace’s Company (county of origin not specified)
      Company C -- Capt. Blythe’s Company (county of origin not specified)
      Company D -- Capt. Meek’s Company (raised in Lowndes County, MS)
      Company E -- Kemper Deer Hunters (raised in Kemper County, MS)
      Company F -- Capt. Greer’s Company (raised in Noxubee County, MS)
      Company G -- Capt. Hardy’s Company (raised in Lowndes County, MS)
      Company H -- Capt. Berry’s Company (county of origin not specified)
      Company I -- Capt. Houston’s Company (raised in Leake, Neshoba, & Winston Counties, MS)
      Company K -- Capt. Shanon’s Company (county of origin not specified)

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    Hooker, Col. Charles E.
    - Confederate Military History - Mississippi Volume - 288 pgs.
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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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