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40th MS Infantry, Co. I

Commanded first by Capt. W. P. Culbertson who died in service, and Captain J. W. McDonald. The Fortieth Mississippi Infantry was organized in mid-1862. The regiment surrendered at Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi on July 4, 1863. Paroled at Vicksburg, and then declared exchanged on September 12, 1863. Later consolidated with the 3rd and 31st Infantry Regiments, and designated as the 3rd Infantry Regiment Consolidated at Smithfield, North Carolina on April 9, 1865. 

Name Enlisted Additional Information E-mail
Branning, Samuel A.     Tom Branning
Culbertson,  W. P., Captain   Died in service  
McDonald, Fluellen, 3rd Lt. Apr 10, 1862 Discharged by
obtaining substitute in the person of A. R. McMinn Aug10, 1962, approved by E. D. Gamblin, LT., J. E. Fulton, Assist. Surgeon
recommended release of duties. Enlisted in Gamblin's  Co.
LaNelle Landrum
McDonald, J. W., Captain   Became Captain after Culbertson's death  
McMinn, A. R. Aug 10, 1862 Substitute for Fluellen McDonald. LaNelle Landrum
McAdory, Leondias Felin      Jeff McAdory
Palmer, James, Corporal Apr 10, 1862 for 3 yrs Captured at Vicksburg Jul 4, 1863. signed P. O. W. statement. Enlisted in Gamblin's Co. LaNelle Landrum
Roundtree, Martin Van Buren  Apr 10, 1862 He was on the last company roll on file, dated August 31, 1864.  Ken Browning
Stokes, Richard Breckenridge,  Private     Dawn Driskell

The regiment fought at:
Vicksburg Campaign
Vicksburg Siege
Atlanta Campaign
New Hope Church
Peach Tree Creek
Ezra Church
Atlanta Siege
Carolinas Campaign

There is a regimental history of this unit available at the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans page at


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