Category Archives: Wayne Rifles

Battles: Cold Harbor

On the night of May 31, 1864, the First Corps, including the 13th Mississippi Regiment, marched for Cold Harbor. Plans called for getting onto Grant’s left flank and rolling it up while the rest of Lee’s army attacked Grant’s front. … Continue reading

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The Siege of Chattanooga

By Oct. 3, 1863, Humphreys Brigade had moved near the base of Lookout Mountain, and General Longstreet had ordered his artillery mounted atop the north end of mountain to be able to fire on the enemy occupying the town below. … Continue reading

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The 13th at Old Capitol Prison and Fort Delaware

Of the sixteen soldiers of the 13th Mississippi who were captured on Marye’s Heights at Fredericksburg on May 3, 1863, fourteen were sent to the Old Capitol Prison in Washington City, according to Jess N. McLean. He lists them as … Continue reading

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Revivals

If Valentine’s Day was forgotten, religious feeling was not, and a Christian Revival among the Confederate troops that seems to have begun on Feb. 8, 1863, at the William Street Methodist Church, soon spread to other churches across Fredericksburg, including … Continue reading

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Buried on the battlefield

In 1906 a book was published in Ohio listing the names and locations of Confederates who were so badly wounded in the Maryland campaign that they were left on the battlefield by their departing comrades. These men subsequently died in … Continue reading

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Replacements

On August 4, 1862, the 13th enlisted thirty-eight replacements for their dead and wounded. The new men, most of them in the late teens and early twenties, enlisted for the war at Brookhaven, Mississippi, south of Jackson. A few of … Continue reading

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Among the dead

More than forty years after the war, Robert Stiles, the Richmond Howitzers’ memoirist, recalled that the bloody defeat at Malvern Hill in 1862 depressed much of the gray army. “The demoralization was great and the evidences of it palpable everywhere. … Continue reading

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The 13th at Ball’s Bluff and Edwards Ferry

The 13th regiment spent an uncomfortable Sunday, Oct. 20, entrenched at Goose Creek on the Leesburg turnpike near Edwards Ferry. They were wet from drizzling rain, cold without the blankets they had left with their baggage at Fort Evans and … Continue reading

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