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34th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

34th Infantry Regiment [also called 37th Regiment] was organized at Holly Springs, Mississippi, in April, 1862. The men were drawn from the counties of Tate, Smith, Marshall, Tippah, Holmes, and Benton. Serving in General Walthall's and Brantly's Brigade, the unit fought with the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Atlanta, then saw action in Tennessee and North Carolina, It lost 15 killed, 91 wounded, and 19 missing of the 307 engaged at Chickamauga, and reported 235 casualties at Chattanooga. In December, 1863, it was consolidated with the 29th and 30th Regiments and totalled 554 men and 339 arms. The 34th had 15 disabled in the fight at Resaca and 18 at Ezra Church. It surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonel Samuel Benton; Lieutenant Colonel Daniel B. Wright; and Majors Thomas A. Falconer, Armistead T. Mason, and William G. Pegram.
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