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L H Wedgeworth


Birth: 8 Dec 1821


Death: 21 Mar 1888


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Served in Company E, 35th Inf., Mississippi as Sgt

Residence was not listed; Enlisted as a Private (date unknown). He also had service in: "A" Co. TX 1st Infantry Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 5/15/1862 as a Private. On 5/15/1862 he mustered into "G" Co. AR 2nd Cavalry (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment) Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 7/1/1861 as a Private. On 7/1/1861 he mustered into "E" Co. TN 21st Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment) Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 3/1/1862 as a Sergeant. On 3/1/1862 he mustered into "E" Co. MS 35th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment) Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
Unit Details:
35th Infantry Regiment, recruited at West Point and Corinth, was organized during the spring of 1862. The unit fought under General J.C. Moore at Corinth and lost 32 killed, 110 wounded, and 347 missing. Later it was assigned to Hebert's and Moore's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and in February, 1863, totalled 414 officers and men. It was captured when Vicksburg fell, and during the siege it had 20 killed and 82 wounded. After being exchanged, it was placed in Baldwin's and Sears' Brigade, served throughout the Atlanta Campaign, was in Tennessee with Hood, and aided in the defense of Mobile. The regiment sustained 20 casualties at New Hope Church, 36 at Kenesaw Mountain, 35 at the Chattahoochee River, and 47 in the Battle of Atlanta. It surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. The field officers were Colonel William S. Berry, Lieutenant Colonels Charles R. Jordon and Reuben H. Shotwell, and Majors T.F. Holmes and Oliver C. Watson.






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