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

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This is an accounting of the experiences of the soldiers of Hardcastle's 3rd 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 soldier, the book shows what motivated the original volunteers to join and continue fighting to the end.

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Editorial Reviews

North & South
a good job of integrating the history of the unit into the broader story of the war in the West...interesting information...of value to all those interested in that most beleaguered of Confederate armies
The Civil War News
a labor of love...valuable
Civil War Courier
"an exhaustive study that cannot fail to impress the reader with the amount of research involved, mostly based on primary source material...detailed accounts of the battles and skirmishes...important...Williamson is to be congratulated...very complete"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786443444
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/23/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 444
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Freelance writer David Williamson (Ph.D., Tulane) has authored multiple books on the history of the American Civil War.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments 1
I Disunion 5
II Shiloh 26
III Perryville 54
IV Murfreesboro 84
V Chickamauga 111
VI Missionary Ridge and Ringgold Gap 138
VII The Atlanta Campaign: Dalton to Pumphkinvine Creek 156
VIII The Atlanta Campaign: Pickett's Mill to Kennesaw Mountain 188
IX The Fall of Atlanta: Peach Tree Creek to Lovejoy's Station 211
X Spring Hill and Franklin 243
XI Nashville 277
XII Bentonville and Surrender 300
App. A The Annotated Roster of the 3rd Battalion Mississippi Infantry 325
App. B The Samuel Asbury Diary 373
App. C The Captain John Newton Sloan Story 388
App. D The Battle Flag 390
App. E The Flag of the Duncan Rifleman (Company A) 392
Notes 395
Bibliography 425
Index 433
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