Monthly Archives: June 2010

Gen. William Barksdale

This apparently is his Congressional photograph. None in his gold-braided uniform seem to have survived, or else you might expect the Columbus, MS SCV camp named for him to have one. Variously described as being appointed or elected colonel of … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Minutemen Private Nimrod Newton Nash wrote his wife Mollie from the 13th’s Camp of Instruction in Tennessee: Tennessee Camp Union City May 26, 1861 Dear Mollie, I am now far away from you my darling. We were ordered to leave … Continue reading

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The Journey: To Union City, Tennessee

“I got so tired coming up here,” I (D) Company’s Pvt. Nimrod Newton Nash wrote his wife Mollie on May 26, 1861. “They put us in box cars with six inch plank for seats & you know that was not … Continue reading

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The Winston Guards

This site names 160 men on the roster of the Winston Guards, later designated Company A (B). The names are attributed to Works Progress Administration data gathered in Winston County in the 1930s. The county is in the east central … Continue reading

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Brits reenact the regiment (more or less)

Mississippi Signals C.S.A.’s primary interest appears to be in the 13th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, though they seem to content themselves with reenacting a signals unit (wig-wag flags), at “battles” from April through October, near the West Midlands of Central England. … Continue reading

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Jess McLean’s invaluable history

Undeniably the most complete work in print about the regiment is Jess N. McLean Sr.’s so-called “Official Records.” They’re official insofar as they are muster rolls and orders and after-action reports. The book also contains excerpts from private diaries and … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Minutemen of Attala Private Nimrod Newton Nash wrote his wife from Corinth, where the company joined the 13th Mississippi Regiment. Camp Corinth, Miss. May 16, 1861 Dear Mollie, I thought I would not write you until Sunday, but as [this … Continue reading

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The Journey: The mustering of a regiment

In the spring of 1861, as one four Southern states (Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina) after another protested the election of Abraham Lincoln’s call for seventy-five thousand troops by passing ordinances of secession, militia units across Mississippi recruited and … Continue reading

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