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3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry, Company B
Taken mostly from Richmond, Itawamba County (now Lee), Mississippi

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Notes in parentheses are my additions.



Adams, James G. - Private
     Enlisted September 4, 1862 at Enterprise, MS.
     Taken POW near Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 3, 1864.
     Took Oath of Allegiance at Camp Morton, Illinois on June 12, 1865 and released.
     It states he had dark hair; blue eyes; was 5'9.5"; and resided at Verona.

Adams, Samuel W. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 18.
     Was wounded at Mufreesboro, Tennessee and left at the hospital.
     Taken POW there on December 31, 1862 and sent to City Point, Maryland quickly.  He was then exchanged and wound up in a Petersburg, Virginia, C.S.A. hospital.  It stated he had been wounded severely in the leg.

Bellar, Nathan - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 23.
     He deserted at West Point, Georgia on July 30, 1862.

Berry, John G. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond. He gave age as 40 then.
     Went AWOL and was dropped from the roll.
     Given a discharge of disability.  Claimed then he was 56 years old.
     It states that he was born in the Edgefield District of South Carolina. was 5'6.5"; had blue eyes; auburn hair; and was a farmer.

Bessonette, George C. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 26.
     Was employed as a physician for the battalion on November 25, 1861.
     After his application as a surgeon, there are no more records.
     (From information from an article in the Tupelo Journal, July 28, 1905. Pen-Pictures of the Olden Time, by Col. W. L. Clayton:  "Three became physicians, G.C. Bessonet and Ed and Will Wren...  Drs. Bessonett and Will Wren are both dead.  Dr. Bessonett lived in Guntown for many years, practicing his profession, and part of the time in the drug business, and made a success of both.  He was genial and companionable, having few if any enemies.")

Black, John C. H. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 18.
     Discharged by Act of Congress on April 16, 1862 (because he had signed up too young presumably).
     Re-inlisted February 25, 1863.  Had a good record (lots of "present"s).
     Taken POW near Nashville, Tennessee on December 5, 1864.
     Sent to Chicago.  In prison, he volunteered to enlist in the 5th Volunteer U.S. Infantry on April 18, 1865 to leave prison.

Black, Martin V. - Private
     Enlisted May 14, 1862 at Corinth, Mississippi.
     Was wounded at Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862.
     Taken POW at Perryville on October 9, 1862.  Sent to Rock Island, Illinois.  Paroled January 3, 1863 and sent to a Richmond, Virginia hospital.

Boston, James M. - Private
     Enlisted June 28, 1862 at Richmond.
     Wounded at Artesia, Mississippi on July 27, 1862.
     Furloughed home for a while and absent with leave in February 15, 1863.
     Absent sick a while on August 15, 1863, then did extra duty as the mail carrier.
     (James McLean Boston was the son of Fredrick H. Boston and Sarah O. McLean.  He was born September 8, 1836 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died January 30, 1913 in Grayson County, Texas.   He married Mary Gibson on January 22, 1861 in Itawamba County, Mississippi.  He had at least ten children.)

Boston, Jesse F. - Private
     Enlisted March 4, 1862 at Richmond for eight months.
     Left sick at Sparta, Tennessee on September 7, 1862.
     Present six months, then absent on furlough for more time than granted.
     Taken POW at Marietta, Georgia on June 23, 1864. Forwarded to Louisville, Kentucky.
     Forwarded to Camp Morton, Indiana on July 13, 1864.
     Transfer for exchange on March 15, 1865.
     (Jesse Franklin Boston was the son of John Boston and Sarah Louanna Repult.  He was born October 8, 1843 in North Carolina and died December 14, 1886 in Lee County, Mississippi.  He married a girl named Amanda before 1880.  He is buried at Unity Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Richmond.)

Boston, John G. - 1st Corporal
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 26.
     Mustered into service at Vicksburg, MS on November 4, 1861.
     Sick four months in hospital in Nashville, TN in 1862.
     Listed as deceased from sickness at Knoxville, Tennessee on October 27, 1862.
     (John Gaston Boston was the son of Fredrick H. Boston and Sarah O. McLean.  He was born in 1835 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  He married Mary Jane Ruff on October 29, 1858 in Itawamba County, MS. He had a son named George Fredrick Boston in 1859 and one named Jefferson Davis Boston in 1861.)

Boston, Robert W. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.
     Present till November 1862.
     Died at Estelle Springs, Tennessee on November 9, 1862.
     (Robert W. Boston was the son of Fredrick H. Boston and Sarah O. McLean.  He was born in 1840 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  He never married and had no children.)

Boston, William C. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 23.
     Absent sick, then present for six months.
     Absent on detached service by order of General Bragg, on supply train.
     Present later with company at least six months.
     Given two month furlough, where it states he resides at Richmond.
     Medical furlough reason is: "G S W of chest and loins also wd fracturing left thigh, deformity of same, wounded at Jonesboro - to await retirement."
     (William Calvin Boston was the son of Fredrick H. Boston and Sarah O. McLean.  He was born on May 4, 1838 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  He married Amanda C. Alexander January 28, 1869 in Lee County, Mississippi. He died near Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas.)

Bracewell, James L. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 21.
     Discharged February 2, 1862.

Buchanan, James M. - Private
     Enlisted June 1, 1862 at Baldwyn.
     Did duty as Provost Guard and was promoted to 3rd, 2nd, back to 3rd, and back to 2nd Sergeant.
     He was still alive in April 1864, but unknown afterwards.

Burdine, William M. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 18.
     Wounded at Shiloh.
     He was promoted to 1st Corporal, then 2nd Corporal, then 2nd Lieutenant, then 3rd Lieutenant, and back to 2nd Lieutenant.
     He was taken POW at Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864.
     He took the Oath of Allegiance at Johnson's Island, Ohio on June 6, 1865.
     It stated that he resided in Richmond, MS; was 21 years old; had dark hair; gray eyes; and was 5'8".

Busby, Silas T. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 25.
     Paroled at Talladega, AL on May 17, 1865.

Carothers, John S. - Private
     Enlisted December 10, 1861 at Richmond.
     Promoted to 2nd Sergeant, then 3rd Lieutenant, then 2nd, and 1st Lieutenant.
     Served a lot of detached service as Provost Marshall.

Conner, Matthew E. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 19.
     Died at Okolona, MS of sickness on May 24, 1862.

Conwill, Elijah A. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 22
     Died February 10, 1862.

Cope, R. B. - Private
     Resided in Montgomery County, MS
     Deserted from the Rebel Army and fled to Federal controlled Memphis, TN.
     Took Oath of Allegiance there in April of 1864.
     It states he had black eyes; was 26 years old; had dark hair; and was 5'10".

Corley, Arthur M. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 23.
     Killed at Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862.

Cox, Adam - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 34.
     Died September 6, 1862 in battle at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Crane, John T. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 22.
     Died of sickness in a hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 3, 1862.

Crane, Dennis H. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 25.
     Went AWOL on December 1, 1862.

Crowder, William C. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 19.
     Died January 18, 1862.

Duncan, Noah W. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 19.
     Died January 26, 1862.

Edwards, Alexander - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 21.
     Taken POW at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on January 1, 1863.
     Taken to City Point, Maryland on April 4, 1863 and exchanged (presumably).
     Reinlisted (presumably).
     Paroled with the rest of the unit in May of 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina.
     (Son of John Edwards, Sr. and Mary E. Loftin.  Alexander Edwards was born November 1839 and died August 11, 1912.  He married Martha P. Knowles in 1865 and then Mary Lou Monaghan in 1887.)

Edwards, John C. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 18.
     Granted certificate of disability.
     It states he was born in Itawamba County (probably modern Lee County), MS; was 5'6"; had a dark complexion; black eyes; black hair; and was a farmer.

Eubanks, John C. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 19.
     Taken POW near Nashville, Tennessee on December 5, 1864.
     Mustered into the 5th U.S. Volunteer Infantry on April 18, 1865 at Camp Douglas, Illinois.

Evans, John L. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 26.
     He died February 17, 1862 at Richmond, MS of sickness.

Evans, Samuel - Private
     Enlisted October 25, 1862 at Knoxville, Tennessee.
     Died at Knoxville in the fairgrounds hospital on November 6, 1862 of sickness.

Evans, William A. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 22.
     Promoted to 3rd Corporal and then to 2nd Corporal.
     Was in hospital at Augusta, Georgia on June 28, 1865 from contracting syphilis.

Foster, Robert W. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 22.
     Taken POW near Smithville, MS on January 1, 1865.
     Forwarded to Louisville, Kentucky and took the Oath of Allegiance at Camp Chase, Ohio on May 1, 1865.
     It states that he resides in Itawamba County, MS; had black hair; blue eyes; was 5'8.5"; and 24 years old.

Fowler, Junius H. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 18.
     Killed in battle at Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862.

Gregory, William R. - Private
     Enlisted May 10, 1862 at Corinth, MS.
     He was still living in April of 1864.  Unknown after that.

Hare, William C. - Private
     Enlisted March 4, 1862 at Richmond, MS.
     He was transferred to Sample's Light Artillery, Tennessee.

Harris, George W. - Private
     Enlisted January 24, 1863 at Enterprise, MS.
     He was still living in February of 1864.  Unknown after that.

Harris, N.G. - Private
     Enlisted March 4, 1862 at Richmond, MS.
     Went AWOL May 28, 1862, but returned.  He was often sick, but did serve for a while also.
     He was discharged on December 5, 1863.  Doctor's certificate said he had "pulmonalis" in both lungs.
     The discharge states he was born in Lawrence County, AL; was 35 years old; 5'11"; black eyes; dark hair; and was a farmer.
     (Nehemiah Glenn Harris, also known as "Nim", married a Threlkeld girl and is buried at Unity Presbyterian Cemetery near Richmond, MS.)

Harris, Thomas C. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 18.
     Discharged January 22, 1862 (possibly because he had enlisted too young?).

Hendry, Joseph W. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 18.
     Promoted to 3rd Corporal.
     Dishcharged by act of Congress on April 16, 1862 (presumably because he had enlisted too young).

Hilliard, Francis M. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 20.
     Died January 27, 1862.

Jenkins, Henry O. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 22.
     Transferred to Sharp Shooters in September or October of 1862.
     Taken POW near Nashville, Tennessee on December 5, 1864.
     Died at Camp Douglas, Illinois on January 21, 1865 of Diarrhea and Chronic "Rheum"(?).
     Buried in Grave #544, block 2 of the Chicago City Cemetery.

Jenkins, John W. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 18.
     He was alive in April of 1864.  Unknown after that.

Kenny, Michael - Private
      Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 24.
     Taken POW at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on January 1, 1863.  He was presumed dead in February 1864.

Leech, James - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.
     Paroled near war's end at April 28, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina.

Little, Joseph B. W. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.
     Served till war's end. Very good record: rarely absent.

Mabry, Elbert B. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond. Was age 18.
     Soon gone from rolls.

Martin, Christopher D. - Private
    Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond. Was age 28.
    Gained a disability discharge.
    It states he was born in Jefferson County, Alabama; was a farmer; was 5' 10"; black hair; blue eyes.

Martin, Henry W. - Private
    Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond. Was age 28.
    Died May 6, 1862.

Mathews (Matthews), Charles C. - Private
    Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.
    Transferred to sharp shooter unit. Served till war's end.

Maulden, John W. - Private
    Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond. Was age 19.
    He was sick a lot.
    Taken POW at Murfreesboro, Tenn. on Jan. 1, 1863. Sent to Camp Douglas, Ill. where he died on April 10, 1863.

McGaughy, Eli W. - 2nd Corporal
    Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.
    Reduced to Private between May and June, 1862.
    Taken POW at Franklin, Tenn. on Nov. 30, 1864. Later paroled.

McGaughy, Francis M. (Marion?) - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond. Was age 22.
     Went AWOL. Sick a lot.
     (Francis Marion McGaughy married Jane C. Boston in 1869.)

McGaughy, George W. D. - 1st Lieutenant
    Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond. Was age 20.
    Began as 2nd Lieutenant. Moved up to 1st.
    Discharged in December of 1862. Relieved of duty by order of General Preston, Nov. 20, 1862.

McGaughy, James F. - 4th Sergeant
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.
     Wounded at Chicamauga September 19, 1863.  Promoted to 3rd Sergeant.
     Taken POW at Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864. Still alive as of later that December. Unknown after that. (Went to Texas and died there. Married a girl surnamed Wren.)

McGaughy, James L. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond. Was age 18.
     Died March 16, 1862.

McGaughy, John - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond. Was age 19.
     Discharged by physician.

McGaughy, John B. - 3rd Corporal
     Promoted to 2nd, then 1st Corporal.  Hospitalized July 20, 1863. Unknown after that.

McGaughy, Marion P. - Private
     Enlisted June 4, 1862 at Baldwyn, Mississippi.
     (Died at Franklin, Tennessee)

McShan, William S. - 1st Sergeant
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 19.
     Promoted to 3rd Lieutenant, then 2nd.  Served detached service as Provost Marshall of the division.
     Captured at Murfreesboro, January 1, 1863.  Taken to City Point, Maryland for exchange.
     His Oath of Allegiance states that he was 6'1", had gray eyes and dark hair.
     He must have rejoined though, since he was paroled May 6, 1865 along with most of the company at Greensboro, North Carolina.

Miles, James J. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond. Was age 18.
     Discharged by Act of Congress April 16, 1862 (because he had signed up too young presumably).
     Re-inlisted in September of 1863.
     Taken POW at Franklin, Tennessee on December 17, 1864.
     His Oath of Allegiance states that he was, on December 17, 1864, 20 years old, had light hair, gray eyes, and was 5'8".

Miles, Levi H. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond. Was age 22.
     Nothing more.

Morgan, Joseph P. - Private
     Enlisted May 1, 1862 at Corinth, Mississippi.
     He was wounded at Chicamauga on September 19, 1863.
     He was promoted from Private to 3rd Corporal and then to 2nd Corporal.
     (Joseph Pope Morgan, son of Reuben Morgan, Jr. and Rachel Berry.  Born July 26, 1842 in Newberry, South Carolina.  Died in 1933. Sergeant at Arms in the Mississippi Legislature and a House Clerk for a while. Married Mary Selby "Mollie" McManus in 1870 and then Mattie Birmingham in 1907, after Mollie's death.)

Morgan, Reuben D. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 22.
     Promoted to Color Corporal in September/October 1863.
     Did extra duty as Color Guard.
     Appointed 1st Lieutenant on April 22, 1864.
     (Reuben Dale Morgan, son of Reuben Morgan, Jr. and Rachel Berry. Born June 26, 1839 in Newberry, South Carolina.  Buried at Unity Presb. Cemetery near Saltillo, Lee Co., MS.  Married Minerva Annie "Mitt" Smithers in 1864.)

Morse (or Moss), Tilman - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond. Was age 24.
     Killed at Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862.
     His father was Martin Morse of Richmond, MS.  He had no wife or children.

Morse, Willis E. - Musician
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 19.
     He was wounded at Chicamauga on September 19, 1863.
     He held the position of 4th Corporal (maybe because of his role as Musician?). But he was reduced to Private at his own request on December 31, 1863.

Murrell, James R. - Private
     Enlisted March 4, 1862 at Richmond.
     Served till war's end.

Nelson, James M. - 4th Corporal
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 21.
     Descriptive roll says born in Itawamba County; 5'8"; gray eyes; light hair; occupation was ambrotype artist.

Owen, John H. - Private
     Enlisted October 5, 1863 at Aberdeen, MS.
     Taken POW at Resaca, Georgia on May 16, 1864.

Partlow, Albert M. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 24
     Wounded at Chicamauga on September 19, 1863.
     Taken POW at Murfreesboro, Tenn. on January 1, 1863.
     Paroled at City Point, Maryland, April 4, 1863.
     (Son of John Graves Partlow and Malinda Grimes, Albert M. Partlow was born March 20, 1837 and died June 15, 1915.  He married Dortha Ann Ruff in 1859.  He was buried at Unity Presbyterian Cemetery near Richmond, Lee County, MS.)

Partlow, Henry E. - Private
     Enlisted March 4, 1862 at Richmond.
     Served till war's end.

Partlow, John C. - Private
     Enlisted March 4, 1862 at Richmond.
     Served till war's end.
     (John Calvin Ruff was born June 1, 1834 and died April 29, 1897.  He married Elvira Augustus Ruff.  He was buried at Center Hill Cemetery near Plantersville, Lee County, MS.)

Pennington, William - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond. Was age 25.
     Died at Estelle Springs, Tennessee of sickness on November 12, 1862.

Rice, John W. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 19.
     Discharged April 16, 1862.

Rogers, Larkin J. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 22.
     Discharged February 4, 1862.
     (Son of Joseph Larkin Rogers and Hannah Holland.  He married Sallie Rolling.  I think he is buried at Union Methodist Cemetery between Plantersville and Nettleton, MS.)

Ruff, David H. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 27.
     Died at home in Richmond, MS on November 13, 1862 of sickness.
     He had been left, ill, at Mumfordsville, Kentucky on September 19, 1862, and went back home.
     (David Hawthorn Ruff was the son of George Andrew Ruff and Mary Robinson.  He was born on November 9, 1833.  He married Rebecca Edwards.  He is buried at Unity Presbyterian Cemetery near Richmond, MS.)

Ruff, George W. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 18.
     Taken POW at Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864.
     He was discharged at Camp Douglas, Illinois on June 18, 1865.
     (George Whitfield Ruff was the son of John Henry Ruff and Cynthia Ann Gillespie.  He was born June 8, 1844.  He married Sarah Rebecca Harris.)

Ruff, Henry H. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 19.
     Wounded at Chicamauga on September 20, 1863.
     Still alive in April of 1864.  Unknown after that.

Ruff, John W. - Private
     Enlisted August 24, 1862 at Chattanooga, Tennessee.
     He died October 8, 1862 at Perryville, Kentucky in battle.
     (John Watland Ruff was the son of George Andrew Ruff and Mary Robinson.  He was born June 17, 1844.

Schumpert, John - Musician
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 23.
     Not listed after December 31, 1861.

Smith, John S. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 22.
     He served as musician for a while.
     He was promoted to 1st Sergeant on December 1, 1862.
     He was still alive in April of 1864.  Unknown after that.

Spikes, Josiah - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 29.
     He was listed as a deserter on November 24, 1863.  But he had been taken POW on the 25th at Missionary Ridge.
     He was taken to Rock Island, Illinois and there he enlisted for Frontier Service in the U.S. Army on October 6, 1864.

Spikes, William - Private
     Enlisted July 1, 1862 at Tupelo, MS.
     Paroled with unit at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1, 1865.

Springer, Daniel - Private
     Enlisted February 20, 1864 at Richmond.
     No other information other than that he served till April of that year.

Springer, Job - 5th Sergeant
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 45.
     Absent a lot. Dropped from rolls on January 1, 1864.

Stockton, John W. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 18.
     Listed as a deserter somewhere in Tennessee on December 26, 1862. But he returned.
     May have been because he was taken POW at Murfreesboro on January 1, 1863.
     Unknown how he returned from being a POW (maybe escaped?).
     Did duty as a cook.
     Taken POW at Elk River on July 2, 1863.  Taken to Camp Chase, Ohio.
     Took the Oath of Allegiance on December 15, 1863 at Camp Douglas, Illinois.
     He claimed he was an orphan and had been conscripted by the Rebel Army against his will.
     He enlisted into the U.S. Navy and was released from prison camp.

Sullivan, James M. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 22.
     Served till 1865. Paroled at Greensboro, N.C. with the rest of the company.

Tabor, William C. - Private
     Enlisted December 10, 1861 at Richmond.
     Detailed on Provost Guard.
     He was still there in April of 1864. Unknown after that.

Taylor, Eli C. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 21.
     Died January 20, 1862.

Taylor, Frank - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 23.
     Went AWOL on September 20, 1862.

Trotter, David - Private
     Enlisted October 5, 1863 at Aberdeen, MS.
     Died from disease at the Medical College Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on December 1, 1863.

Weaver, Paul - Private
     (See 45th Tennessee Infantry)

Wellborne, Richard E. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.   Was age 18.
     Served as musician.
     He was left, sick, at Decatur, Alabama on March 12, 1862.  Not heard from after that.

White, Archibald - 2nd Lieutenant
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 32.
     Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
     Died November 4, 1862 at Winchester, Tennessee of disease. Also listed as died at Estelle Springs.
     (Archibald "Arch" White was the son of Benjamin and Katherine White and the brother of Duncan White.)

White, Duncan - 3rd Sergeant
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 28.
     Wounded at Shiloh.  Went home for a while.
     Listed as AWOL and demoted to Private.
     Then served as a hospital nurse, then as commissary guard.
     One note says he was a nurse at Tullahoma, Tennessee.
     (Duncan White was born February 1, 1833 and died January 7, 1904.  He was the son of Benjamin and Katherine White and the brother of Archibald White.  On January 22, 1856 he married Marier Elizabeth Ruff, who died on February 11, 1873.  Then he married Margaret Samantha "Mamie" Boston on October 13, 1873.  )

Whitaker, Aron N. - Private
     Enlisted November 27, 1861 at Richmond.
     Went AWOL on June 1, 1862.

Williams, John D. - 1st Lieutenant
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 24.
     Promoted to Captain on May 21, 1862.
     Left sick at Mumfordsville, Kentucky on September 19, 1862.
     He was captured and paroled that same day according to the records.
     He was Judge Advocate of the Court Martial in 1863.
     Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on July 14, 1864.
     He was captured near Atlanta, Georgia on July 22, 1864.
     Released on Oath of Allegiance on July 25, 1865.
     It states he lives in Richmond; was 28 years old; had dark hair; blue eyes; and was 6' tall.
     (From information from an article in the Tupelo Journal, July 28, 1905. Pen-Pictures of the Olden Time, by Col. W. L. Clayton:  "In 1856 he removed to Arkansas, and there remained about a year as a practicing lawyer, when he returned to the old home, and then entered Irving College in Tennessee, and remained there till he graduated, which I think was three years.  By that time the whole South was a camp, and he entered the service of his country in Capt. Martin's company, and I think as its first lieutenant, and was promoted to captain, and finally to lieutenant colonel of the regiment, and no braver or more gallant soldier or officer entered the service.  He was finally captured at Atlanta on the 22nd of July, 1864, and remained a prisoner till the close of the war.  In October, 1865, he entered into partnership with me at Fulton, and remained with me till September, 1866, when we dissolved in order that I might receive my brother, J. S. Clayton, into business, and soon thereafter Col. Williams moved to Tupelo, and settled the place now owned and occupied by W. A. Dozier.  He continued in the practice of law up to the time of his death, which occurred something over twenty years ago.  He was a hard worker, careful in the preparation of his cases for trial, and a good advocate.  He was a candidate for the district attorney at the time of his death, and I know was very hopeful of success, for I had a talk with him about his prospects shortly before his death.  He doubtless contracted the disease from which he died from exposure incurred in presenting his claims to the office during circuit court at Okolona.")

(Article on Martin Academy in Richmond, MS)

Williams, Thomas B. - Private
     Enlisted August 10, 1861 at Richmond.  Was age 32.
     Died March 19, 1862.

Williams, William G. - Private
     Enlisted February 6, 1861 at Richmond.
     Wounded at Chicamauga on September 20, 1863.
     Transferred from 2nd MS to the 45th on June 1, 1863.
     Promoted to 4th Corporal.
     Still there in April, 1864.

Wilson, Josiah W. - Private
     Enlisted October 5, 1863 at Aberdeen, MS.
     Taken POW near Jonesboro on September 1, 1864.
     Exchanged at Rough and Ready, Georgia on September 19, 1864.

Wood, Samuel D. - Private
     (See 45th Tennessee Infantry)