Mississippi 29th30th Infantry (Confederate)

    22 Jul 1864

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Samuel Benton.

    22 Jul 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Atlanta at Fulton County, Georgia; DeKalb County, Georgia.

    The Battle of Atlanta
    The Battle of Atlanta

    Despite the defeat at Peach Tree Creek, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood still had hopes of driving Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Yankees from the outskirts of Atlanta with an offensive blow. On the night of July 21, 1864, Hood ordered Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's corps to make 15-mile night march and assault the Union left flank east of the city, held by Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's Army of the Tennessee. Joining the attack with Hardee would be the corps of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Cheatham. Hood attac… Read More

    31 Aug 1864

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel William F. Brantley, and Lieutenant Colonel James M. Johnson.

    Colonel William F. Brantley

    Lieutenant Colonel James M. Johnson

    31 Aug 1864

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel William F. Brantley.

    31 Aug 1864

    Assigned to the Division led by Major General Patton Anderson.

    Major General Patton Anderson

    31 Aug 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Jonesborough at Clayton County, Georgia.

    The Battle of Jonesborough
    The Battle of Jonesborough

    By late August 1865, the city of Atlanta was not yet subdued by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's armies. A few supply lines remained open to the city supporting the army of Lieut. Gen. John B. Hood encircled there. Union cavalry raids inflicted only superficial damage, quickly repaired by the Confederates. Sherman determined that if he could destroy the Macon & Western and Atlanta & West Point Railroads to the south the Rebel army would be forced to evacuate the city. On August 25, Union infantry beg… Read More

    15 Dec 1864

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Captain Robert W. Williamson.

    15 Dec 1864

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General William F. Brantley.

    Brigadier General William F. Brantley

    15 Dec 1864

    Assigned to the Division led by Major General Edward Johnson.

    Major General Edward Johnson

    15 Dec 1864

    Assigned to the Division led by Major General Edward Johnson.

    Major General Edward Johnson

    15 Dec 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Nashville at Nashville, Tennessee.

    The Battle of Nashville
    The Battle of Nashville

    Despite a series of defeats in the closing days of November, 1864, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood continued to drag his bloodied Army of Tennessee, approximately 30,000 strong, north towards Nashville. The city was protected by 55,000 Union soldiers, which should have precluded further offensive operations, but Hood was determined and his situation was dire. Hood reached Nashville on December 2nd and staked out a position south of the city, hoping to draw the Union forces into a costly attack. Ulys… Read More

    Mississippi, United States of America

    Field Officers

    Brigadier General John C. Brown

    Brigadier General William F. Brantley

    Colonel Samuel Benton

    Colonel William F. Brantley

    Colonel William F. Brantly

    Captain Robert W. Williamson

    Lieutenant Colonel James M. Johnson

    Major General Edward Johnson

    Major General Patton Anderson