Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Journey: On To Manassas Junction

The regiment left the good folks of Liberty, VA, and the light meal they’d provided for the soldiers, and rode on into the night. They arrived at Lynchburg, on the side of a mountain along the James River, on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Pvt William Washington Durr

The final notation on Private Durr’s service records reads, “A true patriot and a brave and uncomplaining soldier.” He was killed in Fredericksburg, during the 13th’s December, 1862, stand in the streets of the town barring the crossing of the … Continue reading

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Another veteran crosses the river

From the May, 1908 edition of Confederate Veteran Magazine: “WALLACE. Virgil H. Wallace, of Kosciusko, Miss., entered into rest on February 12, 1908. He was among the first to enlist for his State in 1861, becoming a member of the … Continue reading

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These are excerpts from two letters Private Nimrod Newton Nash of Company I (D) wrote to his wife Mollie at home on their farm near Goodman, Mississippi, during the regiment’s stops on its journey to Virginia. Photocopies are available at … 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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The Journey: Virginia at last

“Tuesday [July 16, 1861] Cloudy and raining in the evening,” Hill’s diary continues. “We left Chattanooga on the E. Tennessee and Georgia R.R. Stopped two hours at Cleveland, Tenn. Crossed the Tennessee River for the 3rd time at Louden [sic], … Continue reading

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The Minute Men of Attala

About 135 names are listed here for the Minute Men of Company I (D Company before the regiment’s 1862 reorganization) of Attala County, posted by David Frazier at Frazier Genealogy. All are attributed to author James H. Wallace who wrote … Continue reading

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Three Confederate prisoners at Gettysburg

Possibly the war’s most famous photo. A Brady one, taken some time after the battle, though the date seems to be in dispute. Also in dispute is the unit or units of the three Rebs. I have seen, though I … Continue reading

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