Category Archives: Muster Rolls

The “stillness” at Appomattox

The less-than-one-company-sized pittance that was the 13th Mississippi Regiment at Appomattox Courthouse played no recorded role in the events surrounding General Lee’s formal surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865. It was the Christian holy day … Continue reading

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Desertions reached epidemic proportions

S.A. Gerald of Matagorda, Texas, wrote Confederate Veteran magazine after the war: “…for two or three months [in 1865]…I was on detail on the ‘dead line,’ on duty at night, the only object being to catch any who might desert to the Yankees.” … Continue reading

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The 13th at Beauvoir Cemetery

Apparently six veterans of the 13th are buried at Beauvoir, Confederate President Jefferson Davis’s last home on the Mississippi coast, owned and operated by the Mississippi SCV. The six, according to the cemetery records here, are G.W. Agnew, James Benson, … Continue reading

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Muster rolls

One of the best sources of muster rolls for each company of the 13th Mississippi Infantry Regiment is H. Grady Howell Jr.’s muster roll listing. Howell is generally regarded as the definitive source, though I know of at least one … Continue reading

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