Category Archives: The Alamutcha Infantry

Alamutcha Infantry

The Lowe brothers, of the Alamutcha Infantry. John C., a 4th Sergeant, left, and William D., a private, on the right. John’s left arm was amputated at Antietam, and he went home to Mississippi on wounded furlough. William died of … Continue reading

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The Conscription Act

On April 16, 1862, the Confederate Congress in Richmond passed the first of three conscription acts. It called most white men between ages eighteen and thirty-five to military service for three years. Later amendments created exceptions, including the owners of … Continue reading

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Slave-owning officers of the 13th

I finally found the time to run the names of some of the 13th’s commissioned and non-commissioned officers through the federal 1860 Slave Schedules Census search engine at Ancestry.com I have, so far, found the following slave ownership (or lack … Continue reading

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Chronic illness discharges

By the end of November, more than thirty men of the 13th had been discharged since the Battle of Leesburg/Ball’s Bluff for chronic illnesses and a few more for wounds that would not heal, according to their muster rolls in … Continue reading

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Decimated by disease

From early June, 1861, when the 13th Regiment left Mississippi for their camp of instruction at Union City in northwestern Tennessee, through their journey to Virginia and their July 21 blooding at First Manassas, and on, three months later, to … 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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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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