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Dempsey Whittington


Birth: 8 Dec 1838


Death: 27 Apr 1923


Burial: Zion Hill Cemetery
Zion Hill, Amite County, Mississippi, USA

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Served in Company K, 7th Inf., Mississippi as Pvt

Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 8/1/1861 as a Private. On 8/1/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. MS 7th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment) Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
Unit Details:
7th Infantry Regiment was organized at Corinth, Mississippi, in April, 1861 with men from Marion, Amite, Pike, Franklin, Lawrence, Yalobusha, Holmes, and Covington counties. It served on the Mississippi coast, saw action in Kentucky, then was assigned to Generals J.P. Anderson's, Tucker's, and Sharp's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. The 7th participated in many conflicts of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, marched with Hood to Tennessee, and fought in North Carolina. It was mustered into Confederate service with 911 officers and men, and sustained 20 casualties at Munfordville, 113 at Murfreesboro, and 75 at Chickamauga. The unit was briefly consolidated with the 9th Mississippi Regiment in December, 1863 and totalled 468 men and 252 arms. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered with 74 men. The field officers were Colonels William H. Bishop, E.J. Goode, Hamilton Mayson, and A.G. Mills; Lieutenant Colonels R.S. Carter and Benjamin F. Johns; and Major Henry Pope.
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