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Forty-second Regiment,
Mississippi Infantry
(Forty-second Mississippi)
Active 1862–1865
Disbanded 12 April 1865
Country Confederate States of America Confederate States
Allegiance  Mississippi
Branch Militia
Type Line Infantry
Size One regiment
Part of Davis' Brigade
Colors Cadet gray piped with light blue[1]
Civil War Gettysburg
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Hugh R. Miller,[2]
William A. Feeney,[3]
Andrew M. Nelson[4]

The Forty-second Regiment of Mississippi Infantry was a Militia regiment of the Provisional Army of the Confederate States (P.A.C.S.).[5][6]

History[edit | edit source]

The Forty-second Mississippi was organized 14 May 1862 in the Mississippi Militia at Oxford from new and existing companies of volunteer infantry. For a time, it served on picket and provost duty in Richmond, then was assigned to Davis' Brigade, Heth's Division, Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. The Regiment was active from Gettysburg to Cold Harbor, endured the hardships of the Petersburg, and saw action around Appomattox. It lost forty-six percent of the 575 engaged at Gettysburg, had eight disabled en route from Pennsylvania, and had six killed and twenty-five wounded during the Bristoe Campaign. The Regiment surrendered seven officers and men on 9 April 1865.[7]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. C.S. War Dept. pp. 402-03.
  2. Allardice, p. 274.
  3. Allardice, p. 145.
  4. Allardice, p. 289.
  5. Crute, pp. 187-88.
  6. C.S. War Dept. pp. 7-9.
  7. Crute, pp. 187-88.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Allardice, Bruce S. (2008). Confederate Colonels – A Biographical Register. Columbia: University of Missouri Press. ISBN 978-0-8262-1809-4.
  • Brown, Kent Masterson (2005). Retreat from Gettysburg – Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campain. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 978-0-8078-2921-9.
  • Coddington, Edwin B (1979). The Gettysburg Campaign – A Study in Command. Dayton: Morningside. ISBN 0-684-84569-5.
  • Confederate States. War Dept (1863). Regulations for the Army of the Confederate States. Richmond: J.W. Randolph.
  • Crute, Joseph H. Jr. (1987). Units of the Confederate States Army. 2nd ed. Gaithersburg: Olde Soldier Books. ISBN 0-942211-53-7.
  • Roberts, Bobby Leon, and Carl Moneyhon (1993). Portraits of Conflict – A Photographic History of Mississippi in the Civil War. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas. ISBN 1-55728-260-9.
  • Wheeler, Joseph Lt. Gen., and Col. Charles E. Hooker (1899). Vol. XII of Confederate Military History. Ed. Brig. Gen. Clement A. Evans. Atlanta: Confederate Publishing.
  • Williams, T. P. (1999).The Mississippi Brigade of Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Davis – A Geographical Account of Its Campaigns and a Biographical Account of Its Personalities, 1861-1865. Dayton: Morningside. ISBN 0-89029-335-X.

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