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24th MS Infantry Regiment, Co I, "The Kemper Rebels"

Men who served in Company I (see below)

The information concerning the Regiment was donated by Tom Neely. The roster was transcribed and donated by Lynne Hicks. This Company was organized June 27, 1862. First commanded by Capt. Robert P. McKelvaine, he was later Colonel of the Regiment. The officers of the Kemper Rebels were:

Captains: R. P. McKelvaine, elected Lieutenant-Colonel, later promoted Col;
W. H. Cunningham
First Lieutenants: W. H. Cunningham, D. M. Currie
Second Lieutenants: D. M. Currie, A. Kelly, died 1863; A. F. Rush; Charles H. Sinclair
Third Lieutenants: A. Kelly, W. D. McKay, J. E. Nicholson, J. T. Gwin

The Twenty-Fourth Mississippi Infantry regiment was made up largely of very young men, and the companies were organized under a proclamation of Governor Pettus calling for enlistments for three years. The companies assembled at Marion Station and were mustered into the Confederate States service in September and October, 1861. The field officers were elected November 6, 1861: Col. William F. Dowd, of Monroe County, Lieutenant Colonel R. P. McKelvaine, of Kemper County, and William C. Staples of Choctaw County. Col. Dowd was disabled and resigned in January, 1864, and Col. R. P. McKelvaine became regimental commander. At the time of the surrender of the unit on April 26, 1865, approximately 25 men were left from an original regimental strength of well over 1,000. The 24th fought at:
Murfreesboro
Tullahoma Campaign
Chickamauga
Chattanooga
Atlanta Campaign
Resaca
New Hope Church
Ezra Church
Atlanta Siege
Franklin
Nashville
Carolinas Campaign.

For further reading about the Twenty-Fourth Mississippi Infantry see:
Dennis, Frank, _Kemper County Rebel: The Civil War Diary of Robert Masten Holmes, C. S. A.

Sources: Rowland, Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898, Brandon Printing Co., 1908
Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies-Mississippi, Facts on File, NY, 1995

The rosters of the 24th Mississippi were transcribed by Lynne Hicks. They are not complete. If you have names to add to these rosters, please let the County Coordinator know.

Name Age Place Date of enlistment
Andrews, David      
Andrews, William      
Barefoot, John M.   Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Barkey, D.J.      
Bennet, Joseph F. 20 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Beverly, Oliver V.   Shelbyville, TN Feb 16, 1863
Bobbet, Henry   Kemper Co. May 11, 1862
Burnett, J.S.   Pope Station, MS Feb 14, 1862
Burton, John A.   Rocky Mt., MS July 8, 1861
Burton, John R. 21 Marion Station, MS Oct 1, 1861
Butchee, Charles   Dunlop, TN Sept 1, 1862
Butchee, Daniel   Shelbyville, TN Mar 1, 1863
Butchee, David   Corinth, MS Apr 1, 1862
Butchee, George   Lauderdale May 2, 1862
Butchee, Jacob   Rocky Mt., MS July 8, 1861
Calvert, James A.   Kemper Co. May 11, 1862
Calvert, Robert E. 22 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Carmichael, George W. 17 Lauderdale Co. Oct 2, 1861
Chambers, Andrew J. 23 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Chambers, William A.   Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Clark, Daniel T. 18 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Clay, Thomas J. 25 Lauderdale Co. Oct 25, 1861
Clay, William H. 19 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Clements, A.J.   Huntsville, AL Aug 14, 1861
Cochran, Samuel W. 19 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Cocke, Richard H. 18 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Courtney, Benjamin J. 26 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Cox, Toliver   Memphis, TN Sept 25, 1861
Crain, T.A.      
Cullum, James S. 18 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Cunningham, Edward R.   Chickamauga, TN Sept 14, 1863
Cunningham, William H. 22 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Currie, A.F. 23 Marion Co., MS Oct 1, 1861
Currie, Daniel M. 25 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Currie, William C.   Shelbyville, TN Feb 9, 1863
Davis, John W.      
Delk, James R. 17 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Dillon, John V. 18 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Dorman, Obediah L. 19 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Evans, A.J.   Memphis, TN Sept 25, 1861
Falkner, William M. 24 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Flake, Peter F. 22 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Ford, Alexander   Dalton, GA Dec 1, 1863
Fowler, G.L.   Germantown Sept 30, 1861
Fowler, William A.   Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Gewin, John T. 22 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Gilbert, Evan S. 21 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Gillis, Archey M. 32 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Goodwin, Warren T. 18 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Gordon, Charles F. 28 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Gordon, Samuel J. 26 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Grace, George S. 29 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Grace, J.A. 18 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Grace, Morris J.   DeKalb Mar 1, 1862
Grace, W.A. 20 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Grantham, Robert J. 19 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Guynes, Winston   Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Haire, John G.S. 25 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Harrington, H. 21 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Harrington, John 22 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Harrington, Nelson   Kemper Co. Apr 10, 1862
Harrington, Travis C.   Kemper Co. Apr 10, 1862
Harrington, William   Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Harris, J.W.   Germantown, TN Sept 30, 1861
Harvin, Samuel T. 22 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Holmes, Robert M. 17 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Hopper, Wesley M. 26 Lauderdale Co. Oct 6, 1861
Horton, John T. 24 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Horton, William J. 22 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Hunnicutt, John L.   Chickamauga Sept 4, 1863
Jaggers, W.D.   Memphis, TN Sept 25, 1861
Johnson, Joseph W.      
Jones, George W.   Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Jones, Henry 30 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Jones, J.B.   Memphis, TN Sept 25, 1861
Jones, Stephen M.   Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Kelly, Angus 25   July 8, 1861
Kelly, John A. 20   July 8, 1861
Kelly, John G.      
Key, Jesse H. 19 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Key, John M. 22 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Kight, J.R.      
Kight, M.C.      
Knighton, Simeon 21 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Knighton, William C. 23 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Lang, B.F.      
Lilly, Dewitt A.   Marion, MS Nov 1, 1861
Locklear, Russel 23 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Long, John 18 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Long, William B.   Carlton, GA Jan 1, 1864
Mathis, J.M   Memphis, TN Sept 25, 1861
McCarty, B.J.      
McCoy, Henry C. 20 Kemper Co. Jul 8, 1861
McCoy, John L.   Chickauga Nov 25, 1863
McDaniel, J.A.   Okolona, MS Feb 1, 1863
McDonald, Matthew G. 19 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
McKay, William D. 21 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
McKee, B.B.      
McKelvaine, Joseph P. 19 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
McKelvaine, Robert P. 23 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
McLendon, John B.   Chickauga, TN Sept 14, 1863
McLendon, William G. 21 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
McWilliams, James M.   Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
McWilliams, John L.   Tupelo, MS June 25, 1862
Morrison, Norman 24 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Mosley, S. 66 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Mosley, Elijah C.   Kemper Co. Apr 10, 1862
Mosley, Hickman F. 20 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Mosley, John H. 21 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Mosley, John M. 17 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Mosley, Robert W. 19 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Nailor, John C.   Chickmanja, TN Nov 15, 1863
Nethery, George W. 21 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Newcomb, Peter N. 29 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Nicholson, James A. 19 Lauderdale Co. Oct 9, 1861
Nicholson, John G.   Union Co. June 4, 1861
Nicholson, Joseph E. 21 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Nolan, James J.   Marion Station, MS Nov 16, 1861
Oden, Elias W. 18 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Oden, George H. 19 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Oden, Thomas H. 25 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Odom, William 17 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Odon, Dewane 24 Kemper Co. July 8, 1861
Sinclair, Charles H.      
Stewart, Thomas Peter (Stuart)     July 8, 1861 to May 9, 1865
Smith, John W.      
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