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1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery
1st Artillery Regiment was organized during the late summer of 1862 with eleven
companies. During the war the various companies served as both light and heavy artillery but not
as one command. The regiment was assigned to the Department of Mississippi and East
Louisiana, and Companes A, C, D, F, G, I, K, and L were assigned to the Department of
Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, Company E to the Trans-Mississippi Department, and
Company G to the Army of Tennessee. All disbanded before the end of the war. Its commanders
were Colonel William T. Withers, Lieutenant Colonel James P. Parker, and Majors Benjamin R.
Holmes and Jefferson L. Wofford.
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