CONFEDERATE MISSISSIPPI TROOPS
13th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
13th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Corinth, Mississippi, in May, 1861.
Its members were raised in the counties of Lauderdale, Winston, Wayne, Attala, Newton,
Chickasaw, Kemper, and Clarke. Ordered to Virginia it saw action at First Manassas and Leesburg, and in April,
1862, totalled 640 effectives. The unit was brigaded under Generals Griffith, Barksdale, and
Humphreys, Army of Northern Virginia. It fought with the army from the Seven Days' Battles to
Cold Harbor except when it was
with Longstreet at Chickamauga
and Knoxville. After participating in Early's operations in the Shenandoah Valley, and 13th
shared in various conflicts around Appomattox. It was organized with 1,200 men and sustained 7
casualties at Leesburg and 135 during the Seven Days' Battles. It lost thirty-one percent of the
202 engaged at Sharpsburg, had
8 killed, 59 wounded, and 14 missing at Fredericksburg, and of the 481 at Gettysburg, thirty-four percent were
disabled. Many were captured at Sayler's Creek, and 4 officers and 81 men
surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels William Barksdale, James W.
Carter, and Kennon McElroy; Lieutenant Colonels John M. Bradley, Alfred G. O'Brien, and M.
Whitaker; and Majors George L. Donald and Isham Harrison.
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