Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Mississippi


 

1861
September 10

Organized at Iuka, Mississippi under the command of Colonel Arthur E. Reynolds, Lieutenant Colonel Francis M. Boone, and Major Tully F. Parker.

Company A – Tishomingo County – Captain David M.B. Reid
Company B – “Boone Avengers” – Tishomingo County – Captain David L. Gallagher
Company C – “Bob Davenport Grays” –  Tishomingo County – Captain Stephen Davenport
Company D – Tishomingo County – Captain B. T. Belsher
Company E – “Wince Price Guards” – Tishomingo County – Captain James G. Sharp
Company F – “Anna Perry Guards”  Tishomingo County – Captain Henry C. Hyneman
Company G – “Marietta Rifles” – Itawamba and Tishomingo Counties – Captain Alberto E. Earley
Company H – “Cape Horn Rifles” Tishomingo County – Captain W.A.H. Shackelford
Company I – Itawamba, Pontotoc, and Tishomingo Counties – Captain Madison T. Burton
Company K – Itawamba, Pontotoc, and Tishomingo Counties – Captain Benjamin J. Kizer

December Assigned to Baldwin’s Brigade, Buckner’s Division, Department #2
1862
January Assigned to Baldwin’s Brigade, Buckner’s Division, Central Army of Kentucky, Department #2
February 16
Fort Donelson

The regiment was surrendered, losing 12 men killed and 69 wounded of the 39 officers and 404 men engaged. Commissary John L. Walker was killed and Captain Henry C. Hyneman of Company F was mortally wounded. Lieutenant Phillip T. Hay was elected captain of Company F as his replacement.

April 15 Captain David M.B. Reid of Company A died in Federal prison at Camp Chase, Ohio. Captain C.P. Malone was elected captain as his replacement.
September Exchanged and reorganized.
December Assigned to Baldwin’s Brigade, Tilghman’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana
December 5
Coffeeville

The regiment lost 7 men.

1863
January Assigned to Tilghman’s Brigade, Loring’s Division, 5th Military District, Army of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana
January Assigned to Tilghman’s Brigade, Loring’s Division, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana
March-April
Fort Pemberton
April Assigned to Tilghman’s Brigade, Loring’s Division, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. The regiment mustered 420 men.
May Assigned to Tilghman’s Brigade, Loring’s Division, Department of the West
May – July
Vicksburg Campaign
May 16
Battle of Champion Hill

The regiment lost 2 men killed, 5 wounded, and 10 missing.

July Assigned to J. Adams’ Brigade, Loring’s Division, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana
July
Siege of Jackson
July-February Detached duty with the Volunteer and Conscript Bureau.
1864
February-March
Meridian Campaign
March Moved to Virginia and assigned to Davis’ Brigade, Heth’s Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness 

The regiment moved up the Orange Plank Road with Davis’ Brigade to meet Federal forces moving through the wilderness. It held off a series of attacks by Hancock’s Federal Second Corps. The brigade was relieved at dusk by Thomas’ Brigade of Wilcox’s Division and moved south of the Plank Road.

Lieutenant Colonel Francis M. Boone was killed.

May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

The regiment was with Davis’ Brigade on the east side of the Confederate lines, and successfully fought off attacks by Burnside’s Ninth Corps.

May 23-26
Battle of North Anna
May 31
Battle of Bethesda Church
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor

The regiment was stationed on the far left of the Confederate line near Bethesda Church.

June
Siege of Petersburg
August 18-22
Battle of Weldon Railroad (Ream’s Station)

Davis’ Brigade attacked what was thought to be weakened Federal defenses but were thrown back, leaving the Federals in possession of the Weldon Railroad. 

October 1
Fort Bratton
October 3
Squirrel Level Road (Jones’ Farm)

Heth launched a number of uncoordinated attacks In a raging downpour against what he mistakenly thought was a hanging Federal flank. The attacks were beaten back by well entrenched Federals.

October 27
Hatcher’s Run (Burgess’ Mill)

The regiment helped turn back a Federal flanking attack that attempted to seize Boydton Plank Road.

Winter The regiment wintered in the trenches six miles outside Petersburg.
1865
February 5-7
Hatcher’s Run
February 5-7
Fort Stedman

The regiment supported Gordon’s attack on the fort with a demonstration at Hawks’ Farm

April 2
Hatcher’s Run

The Confederate defensive line collapsed after the defeat at Five Forks. Much of the regiment surrendered when it was unable to retreat across the swollen stream due to heavy rains.

April 9
Appomattox Coury House

Only four officers and eight men from the 26th Mississippi Infantry Regiment were with Lee’s armyat the surrender.