Tag Archives: 13th Mississippi Infantry Brigade

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

Posted in Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade, Gen. William Barksdale, The Commanders, The Lauderdale Zouaves | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment