29th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

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Brief History

29th Infantry Regiment, organized at Corinth, Mississippi, in April, 1862, contained men from Grenada, Lafayette, Panola, Yalobusha, Washington, and De Soto counties. The unit served in Mississippi, then moved to Kentucky where it saw action in Munfordville. Later it joined the Army of Tennessee and was placed in General Walthall's and Brantly's Brigade where it participated in many battles from Murfreesboro to Bentonville. The 29th lost 5 killed and 36 wounded at Munfordville, had 34 killed and 202 wounded at Murfreesboro, and suffered fifty-three percent disabled of the 364 engaged at Chickamauga. It reported 191 casualties at Chattanooga and in December, 1863 was consolidated with the 30th and 34th Regiment and totalled 554 men and 339 arms. This unit reported 5 killed and 22 wounded at Resaca, and in the fight at Ezra Church the 29th/30th lost 8 killed and 20 wounded. Very few surrendered in North Carolina in April, 1865. The field officers were Colonels William F. Brantly and Edward C. Walthall, Lieutenant Colonel James B. Morgan, and Majors Newton A. Isom and George W. Reynolds.[1]

Regiment Companies with the County of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Mississippi in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Mississippi in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Mississippi, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Robuck, J. E. My own personal experience and observation as a soldier in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, 1861-1865 : also during the period of reconstruction : appending a history of the origin, rise, career and disbanding of the famous Ku Klux Klan, or invisible empire. Exactly why, when and where it originated. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082510
  • Smith, E. A. (Edward A.). Records of Walthall's Brigade of Mississippians. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082492
  • Walthall, E. C. (Edward Cary). Gen. E. C. Wathall's [sic] Mississippi Brigade. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082491

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)