The Mississippi 11th Infantry Regiment was organized at Corinth, Mississippi, in May, 1861, and mustered into Confederate service at Lynchburg, Virginia. Its companies were recruited into Confederate service at Lynchburg, Virginia. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Neshoba, Yazoo, Monroe, Coahome, Noxubee, Chickasaw, Lowndes, Lamar, Carroll, and Lafayette. It fought at First Manassas under General B.E. Bee, then was assigned to General Whiting's, Law's, and J.R. Davis' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 11th served with the army from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor except when it was with Longstreet at Suffolk. Later it was involved in the Petersburg siege south of the James River in the Appomattox Campaign. This regiment lost 7 killed and 21 wounded at First Manassas and totalled 504 effectives in April, 1862. It had 18 killed, 142 wounded, and 3 missing at Gaines' Mill, 4 killed and 55 wounded at Second Manassas, and 8 killed and 96 wounded in the Maryland Campaign. Of the 592 engaged at Gettysburg, thirty-four percent were disabled, and there were 9 casualties en route from Pennsylvania. It surrendered 3 officers and 15 men.
Colonels F.M. Green, Philip F. Liddell, William H. Moore, and Reuben O. Reynolds; Lieutenant Colonels Samuel F. Butler, William B. Lowry, and George W. Shannon; and Majors T.S. Evans and Alexander H. Franklin.
Elkin, Sgt. W. G. - Acting Brig. Com. Sgt. Present at Appomattox surrender.
Morley, Ord. Sgt. James - Present at Appomattox surrender. Assignments:
Gen. Bernard E. Bee's Brigade
Gen. W.H.C. Whiting’s Brigade
Law’s Brigade Battles:
Seven Pines to Cold Harbor
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2771 men.
Company A -- University Greys (raised in Lafayette County, MS) [Cosmopolitan rank & file]
Company B -- Coahoma Invincibles (raised in Coahoma County, MS)
Company C -- Prairie Rifles, aka Prairie Rifleman (raised in Chickasaw County, MS)
Company D -- Neshoba Rifles, aka Neshoba Riflemen (raised in Neshoba County, MS)
Company E -- Prairie Guards (raised in Lowndes County, MS)
Company F -- Noxubee Rifles (raised in Noxubee County, MS)
Company G -- Lamar Rifles (raised in Lafayette County, MS)
Company H -- Chickasaw Guards (raised in Chickasaw County, MS)
Company I -- Van Dorn Reserve (raised in Monroe County, MS)
Company K -- Carroll County Rifles (raised in Carroll County, MS) Bibliography for Research: