46th and 55th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Consolidated)
From October 1862 to January 1863, the 49th and 55th Regiments Tennessee Infantry and the 7th Regiment Texas Infantry were temporarily consolidated and formed Bailey’s Consolidated Regiment Confederate Infantry. It was ordered to report for duty at Meridian, Mississippi, then sent to Port Hudson, Louisiana, where it was placed in Brigadier General Samuel Maxey’s Brigade, with Colonel James Bailey, of the 49th, in command of Bailey’s Consolidated Regiment. It remained in this brigade, first under General Maxey, later under Brigadier General W. A. Quarles, until the end of the war.
Colonel James Bailey
Brigadier General Samuel Maxey’s Brigade
The National Archives maintains a roster for this consolidated regiment, but we do not have a copy. Bibliography for Research: