The Third Battalion Mississippi Infantry and the 45th Mississippi Regiment: A Civil War History

The Third Battalion Mississippi Infantry and the 45th Mississippi Regiment: A Civil War History

by David Williamson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786443448

ISBN-13: 9780786443444

Pub. Date: 03/23/2009

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

This is the story of the soldiers of Hardcastle's Third Battalion Mississippi Infantry from enlistment to the end of the war. It includes their mid-war incarnation as the 45th Mississippi Regiment and the role they played in Cleburne's fabled division during almost every major engagement of the Army of Tennessee. Told as much as possible from the point of view of the

Overview

This is the story of the soldiers of Hardcastle's Third Battalion Mississippi Infantry from enlistment to the end of the war. It includes their mid-war incarnation as the 45th Mississippi Regiment and the role they played in Cleburne's fabled division during almost every major engagement of the Army of Tennessee. Told as much as possible from the point of view of the private soldier, the book attempts to provide an understanding of not only the causes of the Civil War but the social and political factors that motivated the original volunteers to join and continue fighting to the end. The battles are analyzed in their strategic context with emphasis on the battalion's role in the outcome, including the specific Federal units they fought against and first person accounts from both sides about what happened. Twenty battles and skirmishes are covered in detail, with excerpts from previously unpublished letters and diaries. There are several appendices, including a lengthy annotated roster and information about battle flags, and an extensive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786443444
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/23/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments1
I.Disunion5
II.Shiloh26
III.Perryville54
IV.Murfreesboro84
V.Chickamauga111
VI.Missionary Ridge and Ringgold Gap138
VII.The Atlanta Campaign: Dalton to Pumpkinvine Creek156
VIII.The Atlanta Campaign: Pickett's Mill to Kennesaw Mountain188
IX.The Fall of Atlanta: Peach Tree Creek to Lovejoy's Station211
X.Spring Hill and Franklin243
XI.Nashville277
XII.Bentonville and Surrender300
Appendix AThe Annotated Roster of the 3rd Battalion Mississippi Infantry325
Appendix BThe Samuel Asbury Diary373
Appendix CThe Captain John Newton Sloan Story388
Appendix DThe Battle Flag390
Appendix EThe Flag of the Duncan Riflemen (Company A)392
Notes395
Bibliography425
Index433

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