Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Mississippi

January 17 The 48th Mississippi Infantry Regiment was organized at Fredericksburg from the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion and assigned to Featherston’s Mississippi Brigade, R.H. Anderson’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, under the command of Colonel Joseph M. Jayne, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas B. Manloe, and Major Levi C. Lee.
January 21 Company K was transferred to the 8th Confederate Cavalry
May 1-6
Battle of Chancellorsville

Colonel Joseph Jayne was wounded.

May Assigned to Posey’s Brigade of Anderson’s Division of the newly created Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment brought 256 men to the field. It lost 6 men killed and 24 wounded.

Text from the War Department tablet for Posey’s Brigade at Gettysburg:

July 2. Arrived and took position here in the morning. Through some misunderstanding of orders instead of the Brigade advancing in compact ranks in support of the troops on its right in their assault on the Union lines the regiments were ordered forward at different times. Deployed as skirmishers and fighting in detachments they pushed back the Union outposts and drove some artillerists for awhile from their guns but did not join in the attack upon the Union position on Cemetery Ridge.

July 3. Was held in reserve here supporting artillery in its front.


Bristoe Campaign


Mine Run Campaign

May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-26
Battle of North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
Petersburg Campaign
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The 48th Mississippi Infantry Regiment surrendered 11 officers and 87 enlisted men.