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Egbert Arthur Meaders


Birth: 23 Jun 1843


Death: 19 Mar 1919


(Aged 75 years, 8 months, 24 days.)


Burial: Odd Fellows Cemetery
Grenada, Grenada County, Mississippi

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Served in Company E, 19th Inf., Mississippi as Cpl


Unit Details:
19th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Oxford, Mississippi, in May, 1861, and soon moved to Virginia. The men were raised in the counties of Warren, Jefferson, Greene, Panola, Marshall, and was assigned to General Wilcox's, Featherston's, Posey's, and Harris' Brigade. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor, then served in the Petersburg trenches south of the James River and in the Appomattox Campaign. This regiment lost 15 killed and 85 wounded of the 501 engaged at Williamsburg, had 58 killed, 264 wounded, and 3 missing at Gaines' Mill and Frayser's Farm, and had 6 killed and 52 wounded in the Maryland Campaign. Its casualties were 6 killed and 40 wounded at Chancellorsville and seven percent of the 372 at Gettysburg were disabled. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 8 officers and 129 men. The field officers were Colonels Thomas J. Hardin, Nathaniel H. Harris, Lucius Q.C. Lamar, Christopher H. Mott, John Mullins, Richard W. Phipps, and Ward G. Vaughan; Lieutenant Colonel James H. Duncan; and Majors Ben. Allston, Robert A. Dean, Thomas R. Reading, and Abner Smead.
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