Category Archives: The Secessionists

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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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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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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The Journey: Moves, first pay and a swim

On Sept. 10, 1861, with sickness still plaguing them, the 13th broke up its camp at Carter’s Mill on the Oatlands Plantation and moved closer to Leesburg and a new general hospital there. Three days later, “The Quartermaster commenced paying … Continue reading

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