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Confederate Regiment

2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion

 

Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  Maj. William S. Wilson

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - Anderson's Division
  Brigade - Featherston's Brigade


Unit history

Organized at Jackson during the summer of 1861 with five companies, later increased to six. Ordered to Virginia, the battalion was assigned to General Garland and Featherston's Brigades and by April 1862 totaled 360 men. It was prominent in the campaigns of the army from Williamsburg to Sharpsburg.

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #386: Anderson's Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 1 PM
Tablet #344: Anderson's Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM

After the Sharpsburg Campaign

In November 1862 additional companies joined the unit at Fredericksburg, VA, and it became the 48th Mississippi Regiment. The regiment surrendered 11 officers and 87 men at Appomattox Court House on 9 April 1865.

We have 2 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtFinnegan, John WIA/POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
F&SMajWilson, William SydneyMWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person

 

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