32nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

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Brief History

32nd Infantry Regiment was assembled at Iuka and mustered into Confederate service at Philadelphia, Mississippi, during the summer of 1862. Its members were recruited in Tishomingo, Itawamba, Pontotoc, Prentiss, and Alcorn counties. The unit was assigned to General S.A.M. Wood's and Lowrey's Brigade and participated in the difficult campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Atlanta, was with Hood in Tennessee, and saw action in North Carolina. During the Murfreesboro Campaign this unit was detailed to guard the stations and bridges on the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. For a time the regiment was consolidated with the 45th Regiment and in the fight at Chickamauga lost 25 killed and 141 wounded and at Tunnell Hill reported 18 casualties. In December the 32nd/45th totalled 515 men and 387 arms. At the Battle of Atlanta the 32nd had 18 killed, 45 wounded, and 23 missing. Only a remnant surrendered in April, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Mark P. Lowrey and William H.H. Tison, and Majors F.C. Karr and J.W. Swinney. [1]

The 32nd Mississippi Infantry Internet site has a longer history taken from Dunbar Rowland's Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.

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.

The Muster Roll of the 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America Internet site, published in book form by the Tippah County Historical and Genealogical Sociey, Inc. with information compiled by Tommy Lockhart, contains an alphabetized roster list of the individual men, including company, rank and abstracts of their service records.

The  Roster of the 32nd Mississippi Infantry Internet site has a roster list arranged by company.

Company A - Tishomingo Avengers, aka Tishomingo Rifles (raised in Tishomingo County)
Company B - W.R. Nelson Guards (raised in Tishomingo County)
Company C - Tishomingo Rebels (raised in Tishomingo County)
Company D - Lowrey Guards, aka Lowrey Rebels (raised in Tishomingo County)
Company E - Hatchie Tigers (raised in Tippah & Tishomingo Counties)
Company F - Southern Farmers (raised in Tallahatchie County)
Company G - Lowrey Invincibles (raised in Tishomingo County)
Company H - Beauregard Rifles (raised in Tishomingo County)
Company I - Johnston Avengers (raised in Tishomingo County)
Company K - Buckner Boys (raised in Tishomingo County)

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.
  • Rowland, Dunbar, Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898: taken from the Official and statistical register of the State of Mississippi, 1908 (Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company).

  • Howell, H. Grady, For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand!: A Muster Listing of All Known Mississippi Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines (Chickasaw Bayou Press, 1998).

References

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