CONFEDERATE MISSISSIPPI TROOPS
42nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
42nd Infantry Regiment was organized at Oxford, Mississippi, in May, 1862, and in June
moved to Virginia with about 750 officers and men. Its companies were recruited in the counties
of Carroll, Coahoma, Tate, De Soto, Panola, Lafayette, Union, Pontotoc, Marshall, Benton, and
Tippah. For a time it served on garrison duty in the Department of Richmond, then was assigned
to General J.R. Davis' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 42nd was active from Gettysburg to Cold Harbor, endured the hardships of the
Petersburg siege south of the
James River, and saw action around Appomattox. It lost forty-six percent of the
575 engaged at Gettysburg, had
8 disabled en route from Pennsylvania, and had 6 killed and 25 wounded during the Bristoe
Campaign. The regiment surrendered 1 Lieutenant, 1 Chaplain, and 5 enlisted men on April 9,
1865. The field officers were Colonels William A. Feeney, Hugh R. Miller, and Andrew M.
Nelson; Lieutenant Colonel Hillery Mosely; and Major Robert W. Locke.
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