Served in Company B, 23rd Inf., Mississippi as Pvt
23rd Infantry Regiment [also called 2nd or 3rd Regiment] was assembled at Corinth,
Mississippi, during the fall of 1861. The men were from Franklin, Tippah, Alcorn, and Monroe
counties. Sent to Tennessee, the unit was captured at Fort Donelson. In this fight it lost 5 killed
and 46 wounded of the 546 engaged. After being exchanged, it served in General Tilghman's and
J. Adams' Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and was active in various
engagements during the siege of Vicksburg. Later it joined the Army of Tennessee, served under
Generals J. Adams and Lowrey, and fought in the Atlanta and Tennessee Campaigns and in
North Carolina. The regiment reported 20 casualties at Coffeeville and 7 at Champion's Hill and surrendered on April
26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Thomas J. Davidson and Joseph M. Wells, Lieutenant
Colonel Moses McCarley, and Majors George W.B. Garrett and W.E.
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