CONFEDERATE MISSISSIPPI TROOPS
16th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
16th Infantry Regiment was organized at Corinth, Mississippi, in June, 1861, and about
950 officers and men were mustered into Confederate service. They were recruited in the
counties of Pike, Wilkinson, Holmes, Copiah, Adams, and Jasper. Sent to Virginia the regiment
was brigaded under Generals Trimble, Featherston, Posey, and Harris. After fighting in Jackson's
Valley Campaign, it participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the
Seven Days' Battles to Cold
Harbor, then shared in the Petersburg siege south of the James River
and the Appomattox operations.
The 16th lost 6 killed and 28 wounded at Cross Keys, had 15 killed, 51 wounded, and
19 missing at Gaines' Mill and Malvern Hill, and sixty-three percent
of the 228 engaged at Sharpsburg were disabled. It reported 23
wounded at Fredericksburg,
sustained 76 casualties at Chancellorsville, and took 385 effectives to
Gettysburg. On April 9, 1865, it
surrendered 4 officers and 68 men. The field officers were Colonels Samuel E. Baker, Edward C.
Councill, and Carnot Posey; Lieutenant Colonels Seneca M. Bain, Robert Clarke, Abram M.
Feltus, and James J. Shannon; and Majors Jeff. Bankston and Thomas R. Stockdale.
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