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B. G. Humphreys
B. G. Humphreys

Confederate (CSA)


Benjamin Grubb Humphreys

(1808 - 1882)
Home State: Mississippi
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 21st Mississippi Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a member of Mississippi State Legislature, 1837; and the Mississippi State Senate, 1839.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Notes on his Regiment at The Civil War in Mississippi say "Captain Sims commanded in the battle, but Colonel Humphreys arrived near the close of the fight and 'his timely presence cheered and animated the whole brigade.' "

After the War:
Governor of Mississippi, 1865-68, he was physically ejected from the governor's office by an armed force under the orders of the U.S. military commander of Mississippi.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Humphreys County, Mississippi is named for him.

Birth Date: 8/26/1808    Place of Birth: Claiborne County, MS    
Death Date: 12/20/1882    Death Place: Leflore County, MS    Burial Place: Wintergreen Cemetery, Port Gibson, MS

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