Category Archives: The Lauderdale Zouaves

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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Barksdale promoted

Aug. 12, 1862, while the Mississippi Brigade was on picket duty between Malvern Hill and Richmond, the 13th’s former colonel, William Barksdale was promoted to brigadier general. Barksdale, the former fire-eating (i.e. pro-secession) congressman from Lowndes County, MS, who owned … Continue reading

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Battles: Garnett’s Farm

For the larger part of the Army of Northern Virginia, this was the Battle of Gaines Mill, north of the Chickahominy River, a costly but clear victory. The 13th Regiment was south of the river with Magruder’s division (as at … Continue reading

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Reorganization

Still confronting the enemy on the Warwick, the army was reorganized on April 26, 1862 with a new election of commissioned and non-commissioned officers. In the 13th, at least, each company also got a new alphabetical designator which determined its … 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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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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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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Leesburg: Hubbert’s diary

Private Mike M. Hubbert, of the Minutemen of Attala, went home sick from the camp of instruction at Union City, TN, in June, 1861. He returned to the regiment at Leesburg in September: “I took the cars at West [MS] … Continue reading

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