Tag Archives: Minutemen of Attala

Mississippi uniform buttons

Apparently from a solider in I Company, which was the letter name of the 13th’s Minutemen of Attala, though I have no idea whether the buttons are from one of them. UPDATE: ¬†Winston Cameron of Winchester, Virginia, a descendant of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the 13th Mississippi

The regiment spent its first Christmas Day, 1861, in camp near Leesburg. Private Mike Hubbert of the Minutemen of Attala wrote in his diary: “Camp is in quite a stir this morning. The boys all feel gay from the effect … Continue reading

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A piece of the 13th’s puzzle saved

“Today, on the 152nd anniversary of the battle, the Civil War Trust is proud to announce that we have successfully saved the site of the Jackson House at Ball’s Bluff. Thanks to the generosity of our members we have raised … Continue reading

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The Bloody Thirteenth

A descendant of Private Thurman Early Hendricks, of the Minutemen of Attala, sent me a copy of his undated post-war memoir¬†which is available at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. In it, Hendricks said the men of the regiment … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Fredericksburg Va Jan 1st 1863 Dear Mollie In the last you wrote that I must remember you on the first day of the year. I write now that you may know that I am thinking of you. We are going … Continue reading

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The Journey: Back to Brucetown

On Oct. 24, 1862, the regiment moved with the brigade from its camp east of Winchester to a new camp within a mile south of Brucetown, a community about seven miles northeast of Winchester. The purpose of the move was … Continue reading

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Correspondence

Clarke County Va Oct 5th 1862 Dear Mollie After hearing a good sermon from Dr West, our Chaplain, I concluded to spend a few moments in writing you; but have no news woth naming. The health of the soldiers is … Continue reading

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The destruction at Warrenton Springs

After another march of 16 miles, this time in the rain—making their eleven day marching total more than 100 miles—the 13th camped near the Warrenton Springs resort, (probably the Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, above) southwest of Warrenton. They surveyed the … Continue reading

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