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In order for General Chalmers to move his forces up from Holly Springs, his brigade commander Col. Richardson attacked Union cavalry at Salem, Miss on the 8th & 9th and drove them…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MO: Page 85 · 02 Oct 2010 You

Early in the morning of 11 October, General Chalmers sent our 4 raiding parties of 100 men each. Two were sent to the West of Collierville and two patrols to the East to destroy…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MO: Page 85 · 02 Oct 2010 You

Wyatts Ferry was a crossing on the Tallahatchie River bottoms. The town of Wyatt, Miss was originally located on the north side of the ~1 Mile wide swampy river bottoms. It was…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MO: Page 66 · 02 Oct 2010 You

After referring to assault and capture of Fort Pillow, it adds "and sustained the heaviest loss." My research of NARA Cards for the 100 casualties show the heaviest Confederate…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MO: Page 33 · 02 Oct 2010 You

"On 8th & 9th of Oct we engaged the enemy at Salem, Miss". The Battle of Salem was a prelude to Gen. Chalmers raid against the M&CRR at Collierville on Oct 11. Chalmers began…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MO: Page 31 · 02 Oct 2010 You

In this letter, civilian John D. Adams is asking for a commission to raise a group of volunteers to man the Marshall Battery at Fort Pillow. He says he had been a physician to…

Image, found in Confederate Citizens File: Page 18 · 02 Oct 2010 You

The 2nd Missouri Cavalry was commanded by Lt-Col Robert McCulloch (not to be confused with Col. Robert "Black Bob" McCulloch). They were heavily engaged in the Battles of…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MO: Page 32 · 02 Oct 2010 You

His name & info appeared as: J. F. Smith age 28 Physician The age for this soldier is listed as 28 for the year 1862.

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MS: Page 2 · 15 Sep 2010 You

Joseph F. Smith appears on the 1860 Mississippi Census for Carroll County as living with Richard W. Cole of Black Hawk, MS.

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MS: Page 2 · 15 Sep 2010 You

Col. Dewitt Anthony was commander of the 66th Indiana Regiment. During the battle of Collierville, Tenn, on Oct 11, 1863, Col. Anthony was in command of the troops defending the…

Image, found in Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index: Anthony, De Witt C. · 12 Sep 2010 You

There were three brothers, Adam, Simon, and Essex Middleton, who had run away from their master named Holland Middleton of Panola County, MS. After the battle, the son of their…

Image, found in Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index: Middleton, Simon · 02 Sep 2010 You

Simon Middleton, Co. C, 6th US Colored Heavy Artillery, was at the Battle of Fort Pillow on April 12, 1864. He was killed in this battle

Image, found in Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index: Middleton, Simon · 02 Sep 2010 You

Correct. That is what this card means. It is an index card with no other cards filed after it. It directs you to the other name.

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - VA: Page 1 · 02 Sep 2010 You

Lt. Hubbard was killed at the Battle of Fort Pillow. He was among 7 officers killed in this battle out of a total of 21 killed. That is a high casualty ratio of officers to…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MS: Page 4 · 02 Sep 2010 You

The 18th Miss Cavalry was also known as the 18th Battalion Miss Cavalry and also as Chalmer's Battalion. It was lead by Major Alexander H. Chalmers, the brother of General J. R.…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MS: Page 3 · 01 Sep 2010 You

"The battalion, with Chalmers' Division, took part in the capture of Fort Pillow, April 12, 1864, and was the first command to enter the fort, over which the battalion flag was…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MS: Page 3 · 01 Sep 2010 You

Capt William Green Middleton, Co. E, 18th Miss Cavalry (or aka 18th Battalion Miss Cav or Chalmer's Miss Cavalry) was at the Battle of Fort Pillow on April 12, 1864. After the…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MS: Page 3 · 01 Sep 2010 You

After the battle, the Confederates bivouacked that night in the surrounding area. There was a truce to allow the Union wounded to be moved to a Union steamer for transportation…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - TN: Page 5 · 01 Sep 2010 You

The rank and company of this Farris matches the info from Ward's book.

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - TN: Page 5 · 01 Sep 2010 You

From "River Run Red" by Ward. Capt. O. B. Farris, Co. K, Barteau's Cavalry, was placed in charge of the burial detail of the Union soldiers killed at the Battle of Fort Pillow,…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - TN: Page 5 · 01 Sep 2010 You