The Mississippi 10th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in April, 1861, at Jackson, Mississippi. Its members were recruited in the counties of Adams, Claiborne, Lowndes, Itawamba, Warren, Marshall, Madison, and Yazoo. After serving in Florida and fighting at Shiloh, it saw action in Kentucky. Later the unit was assigned to General J.P. Anderson's, Tucker's, and Sharp's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It took an active part in the campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, was with Hood in Tennessee, and ended the war in North Carolina. This regiment took 360 men to Shiloh and lost 13 killed and 95 wounded at Munfordville and 8 killed, 70 wounded, and 6 missing at Murfreesboro. For a time it was consolidated with the 44th Regiment and in December, 1863, totalled 476 men and 308 arms. Few surrendered on April 26, 1865.
Colonels James Barr, Jr., Seaborne M. Phillips, Robert A. Smith, and James M. Walker; Lieutenant Colonels J.G. Bullard, Joseph R. Davis, and George B. Myers; and Majors James M. Dotson and Edward H. Gregory.
brigade of Brigadier General James R. Chalmers
Battle of Santa Rosa Island
Battle of Shiloh
Siege of Corinth
Battle of Stones River
Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Missionary Ridge
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2420 men.
Company A - Mississippi Rifles (Hinds County)
Company B - Ben Bullard Rifles (Itawamba County)
Company C - Port Gibson Riflemen, aka Port Gibson Rifles (Claiborne County)