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43rd MS Infantry, Co. K,
"Kemper Fencibles"

This information was donated to the Kemper site by Jim Huffman.
DeKalb, Kemper County
11 May 1862

Captain William Augustus "Gus" Love -- [Compiler's Note: One W. A. Love, aged 32 years, served as a private in Captain Henry James Gully's first company, the Kemper Blues (a.k.a., Capt. H.J. Gully's Company"), which served at Bowling Green, Kentucky, during the Confederacy's abortive attempt to hold that border state during the winter of 1861-62. Though the Kemper Blues were enlisted for sixty days service, Private Love's service was only for forty days (the maximum service for this company being forty-eight of the possible sixty days). In a letter, Capt. Love mentions that he served at Bowling Green, but had to cut his service short, due to health problems. This Private W.A. Love was without question the same person as Capt. William A. Love, original commanding officer of the Kemper Fencibles. Plagued by physical complaints throughout his service with the Kemper Fencibles, Capt. Love was finally retired to the Invalid Corps in late 1864. He was frequently absent from the company prior to his retirement, leaving command to his capable 1st Lieutenant and former commanding officer, Henry James Gully.]

5/11/62 enlisted the bulk of the Kemper Fencibles at DeKalb, Kemper County, MS; 7/23/62 signs letter from Okolona, MS, from the commissioned officers of the Kemper Fencibles requesting to be made part of the 43rd MS Regiment; 8/16/62 requests medical leave of absence (cause: rheumatism and diarrhea) just when his company is beginning to report to camp with the 43rd; 12/62 AWOL [sic]; apparently not with company when it moved from Grenada to Vicksburg and Snyder's Bluffs, as he is known to have enlisted Pvt. Whittle on 1/22/63 at Enterprise, MS, all the way across the state from Vicksburg; in captured Vicksburg; 7-12/63 absent with leave; 2-4/64 absent with leave; 4/11/64 granted 60-day leave of absence by Medical Examining Board at Demopolis, AL ("unfit for duty in the field or elsewhere" due to "incipient Phthisis...which he has suffered for the last two years"); 7-8/64 absent with leave; 11/6/64 makes application to appear before the retirement board; application to appear before board is approved from the regimental level all the way up to Gen. Hood, Army of Tennessee; 12/15/64 (same day as first day of the Battle of Nashville) retired to Invalid Corps (Reserve Forces Mississippi); 1st Lt. Henry James Gully, though never officially promoted, becomes de facto captain of the company

1st Lieutenant Henry James "H.J." Gully -- commanded company for most of war due to almost total absence of Capt. Love (who suffered from bad health and was eventually retired to the Invalid Corp at his own request); Gully been captain of an early-war 60-day company called the Kemper Blues, in which Capt. Love probably served (there is some confusion over names); enlisted in Co. K just after service in Kemper Blues ended; 7/23/62 signs letter from the commissioned officers of the Kemper Fencibles to an unnamed general (probably Henry Little) requesting to be made part of the 43rd MS Regiment (letter also signed by Capt. Love, 2nd Lt. Samuel K. Gully, and 2nd (then 3rd) Lt. Robert C. Farrar; circa 8/15/62 led company (due to medical absence of Capt. Love) as it joined the 43rd; probably commanded company at battles of Iuka and Corinth; absent sick for some portion of period 11-12/62; captured Vicksburg; 8-10/63 absent with leave during early part of parole camp phase; present and commanding company 11-12/63 at parole camp at Columbus, MS, where he oversaw its re-outfitting; 2/28/64 signs for corn (whether human subsistence or animal fodder unclear) at Shuqualak in southcentral Noxubee County, MS, while regiment was in the field assisting in the repulse of Sooy Smith's Meridian Campaign raid (Lt. Gully and other individual members of Co. K may have been mounted and may have served with Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest as cavalry during this repulse - three other companies of the regiment were definitely mounted and so served); 1-4/64 present and commanding company; 7-8/64 present and commanding company during Atlanta Campaign; 11-12/64 present and commanding company at battles of Franklin and Nashville; 1-4/65 present and commanding company at battles of Kinston and Bentonville; surrendered NC at war's end (as 1st Lieutenant, Co. K, 14th Consolidated MS Infantry) [Note: Captain Gully's 1913 front-page obituary will later read, in part: "Though Captain Gully foresaw the unfortunate outcome of the great civil war, and deprecated the going to war, and did what he could to decry taking up arms, and brought to bear in his efforts all of his learning and gleaning from history, when all his efforts and oratory was of no avail {he} proudly marched to war with his comrades. Fighting secession, fearing the outcome (and history has proven his wisdom) when it passed his objections as the wave sweeps along he became again a leader and fought, and his comrades have given him merited tribute and pronounced him tried and true, faithful in battle and camp, never shirked a duty but went wherever the call of duty sounded, and where a life was most needed by his country." It is in honor of true heroes like Capt. Gully that this history is proudly written.]

2nd Lieutenant Robert Adcock -- was never absent without leave from 43rd during service
period covered by extant service record; captured Vicksburg; present at last official muster 8/64; further service unclear

2nd Lieutenant Robert C. Farrar -- died 9/12/62 Guntown, MS (cause not specified, but had to be disease)

2nd Lieutenant Samuel Kittrell Gully -- 5-8/62 absent on unspecified detached service; 11-12/62 present and commanding company; 5-12/63 absent sick; 1-4/64 present; 5-6/64 present; 6-8/64 absent sick; 2nd Lt. Gully was chronically sick and wholly unfit for infantry service, but he wished to continue to serve the Confederacy; consequently, he was promoted to Captain of infantry and transferred to Co. F, 3rd Regiment, MS Cavalry Reserves, in which capacity he was paroled at Columbus, MS, at war's end
Orderly/1st Sergeant Benjamin L. Lampley -- 9-10/62 on unspecified detached service; 1-2/63 AWOL; captured Vicksburg; 11-12/63 AWOL; 3-4/63 AWOL; 8/64 muster roll notes that he had been "promoted to Captain of Cavalry by election" and was undoubtedly transferred to his new command

1st Sergeant John C. Whitten -- never missed a day of active field service with the 43rd; captured Vicksburg; 11-12/63 AWOL; captured Nashville; 1/6/65 POW Camp Chase, OH; released from there at war's end (aged 23 years at release)

2nd Sergeant Adam Calvert -- before 8/31/62 hired Pvt. B.J. Alday [q.v.] as his substitute
[Compiler's Note: Alday had already been serving as S.K. Floyd's substitute since 6/19/62! No further data.]

2nd Sergeant W.A. "Dock" Houston -- killed Corinth, MS

3rd Sergeant William O. Pettus -- 11-12/62 absent sick; 4/10/63 admitted General Hospital, Lauderdale Springs, MS; 5-6/63 absent sick in hospital; 10/63 in hospital Lauderdale, MS; 6/12/64 admitted Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, GA (chronic diarrhea); 7/1/64 30-day medical furlough beginning this day; 8/9/64 admitted again to Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, GA (chronic diarrhea); 8/23/64 transferred to Americus, GA (probably to another hospital); 7-8/64 absent sick on last official muster roll; surrendered NC at war's end (as 4th Sergeant, Co. K, 14th Consolidated MS Infantry) with Capt. J.C. Kelly's detachment at Charlotte

4th Sergeant William S. Callaway -- captured Vicksburg; captured Nashville; POW 12/22/64 Camp Douglas, IL; appears 1/65 on a list of POWs who applied to take Oath of Allegience to U.S.A., but doesn't seem to have taken it (notation on this record states, "Claims to have been loyal. Enlisted to avoid conscription. Was captured and desires to take the Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. & become a loyal citizen."); 3/2/65 transferred to Point Lookout, MD, for exchange; exchanged 3/10/65 Bouleware's & Cox's Wharves, James River, VA; 3/12/65 at Receiving & Wayside Hospital, or General Hospital No. 9, Richmond, VA, and recommended for a thirty day stay in the hospital (cause not stated); it is unclear whether he died in hospital, as no war's end parole exists for him

4th Sergeant John E. Chisolm -- captured Corinth, MS; captured Vicksburg; captured Nashville; POW 12/22/64 Camp Douglas, IL; released from there at war's end

4th Sergeant John C. Lovelady -- killed Corinth, MS (occupation: teacher) (aged 34 years)
[See also 3rd Sgt. William O. Pettus.]

Sergeant H.C. Smith -- appears on only one record indicating his membership in the 43rd (appears on a "List of Confederate prisoners [from Vicksburg] delivered off Mobile Harbor, Ala., August 4, 1863"); no other records exist for him as a member of the regiment; the indication of his being a member of the 43rd is surely a clerical error; he never served with the regiment

1st Corporal J. Mark Harden -- captured at Iuka, MS (either in hospital or straggling on retreat, as 43rd did not participate in this battle); 9-10/62 absent ("taken prisoner at Iuka and paroled. Is now at home."); 2/28-6/30/63 absent sick in French's Division Hospital, Enterprise, MS; 11-12/63 absent with leave; captured Nashville; 12/23/65 POW Camp Douglas, IL; released from there at war's end

2nd Corporal Alexander T. Dixon -- 9-10/62 absent sick; 11-12/62 absent with leave; 1/2/63 in hospital at Vicksburg; 2/28/63 AWOL; captured 5/17/63 Chickasaw Bayou, MS, near Vicksburg (conflicting records say captured 5/18/63 Hullsdale [Hillsdale], MS, and captured 5/22/63 Big Black River, MS); POW 6/9/63 Fort Delaware, DE; apparently scheduled to be exchanged 7/6/63 at City Point, VA, but too sick to travel; died Fort Delaware, DE, 7/19/63
2nd Corporal Silas B. "Cy" Forrester -- captured Vicksburg; 7/4/64 accidentally wounded (probably near Smyrna Station, Ga); died 8/27/64 General Hospital, Covington, Ga; attending surgeon left the following note regarding the pathetically few possessions left behind by 2nd Crpl. Forrester, who was a typical Confederate soldier: "Genl. Hospital, Covington, GA Aug 27 64. To 2nd Auditor Treasury Richmond, Sir, I have the honor to inform you that Pv [sic] Silas B. Forrester of Co "K" 43rd Miss Regt died today in this Hospital. Effects, Seventeen Dollars (old issue) Confedt. notes, 1 Hat, 1 pr pants, 1 do [i.e., "ditto"] shoes, 1 do socks, 1 Coat, 1 Shirt, 1 pr draws, all old. Very Respectfully Yr obt svt F.E. Daniel, Surgeon in chg"

2nd Corporal David J. Greenlees -- AWOL 9-12/62; captured Vicksburg; AWOL 7-12/63; absent 1-4/64; wounded & captured Nashville ("simple flesh wound of the right thigh, severe," caused by a gunshot); 12/16/64 admitted U.S. General Hospital No. 1, Nashville; 1/25/65 dies there of "exhaustion from gunshot wound of right thigh"; buried grave #11610 Nashville City Cemetery (aged 27 years)

2nd Corporal Joseph E. Stewart -- missing after Corinth, MS; 11/25/62 in hospital Abbeville, MS; captured Vicksburg; 11-12/63 AWOL; surrendered NC at war's end

2nd Corporal William Henry Thomas -- 10/63 AWOL; AWOL since 2/15/64 on 4/64 muster roll; present on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear

2nd Corporal Jerry M. Watkins -- 11-12/62 on extra duty as regimental waggoneer; 5-6/63 absent on detached service as waggoneer; captured Vicksburg; surrendered NC at war's end (as a private in Co. K, 14th Consolidated MS Infantry) (occupation in 1916: farmer) (aged 24 years at enlistment) [Note: Jerry Watkins also served in 1st Lt. H.J. Gully's first company, the Kemper Blues (of which Gully was captain).]

4th Corporal John A. "Sandy" Holton -- killed Corinth, MS

Corporal Willis C. Watkins -- enlisted 2/1/63 Snyder's Mills, MS (near Vicksburg); 5/17/63 captured Chickasaw Bayou, MS (near Vicksburg); ca. 6/1/63 POW Camp Morton, IN; 6/9/63 POW Fort Delaware, DE; 7/3/63 exchanged City Point, VA; 11-12/63 AWOL; 11/30/64 horribly wounded Franklin, TN; 12/17/64 captured in hospital Franklin, TN; 12/25/64 admitted No. 1, U.S.A. General Hospital, Nashville, TN (simple flesh wound of left thigh, severe, caused by round ball); 3/18/65 transferred to Provost Marshall; 3/24/65 POW Camp Chase, OH; released from there at war's end (aged 20 years at release)

Private Isaac Jack Abercrombie -- 11-12/62 absent sick in hospital Waterford, MS; 5/17/63 captured at Chickasaw Bayou, MS; POW Camp Morton, IN; POW 6/9/63 Fort Delaware, DE; paroled 7/3/63 Fort Delaware, DE; 7/8/63 exchanged City Point, VA; present at last official muster 8/64; further service unclear

Private B.J. Alday -- was already a member of the company on 6/19/62 when he became a substitute for S.K. Floyd of this company [q.v.]; confusingly, he was also hired before 8/31/62 as a substitute for 2nd Sgt. Adam Calvert [q.v.]!; captured 9/19/62 Iuka, MS (either in hospital or straggling on retreat, as 43rd did not participate in this battle); paroled before 10/31/62 and released; died 11/20/62 at home in Kemper County, MS (cause not stated, but probably disease)

Private Samuel Alday -- killed Corinth, MS

Private Calvin M. "Cal" Atwood -- was never in battle with the 43rd; absent with leave, absent sick in hospital, detailed in hospital, or AWOL entire career with regiment; 8/31/62-1/15/63 in hospital General Hospital Marion, MS (both as patient and on detail); AWOL 1-4/63; 5-6/63 in hospital at Meridian, MS; 6/30-12/31/63 absent with leave from hospital at Meridian; AWOL at last official muster 8/64; further service unclear
Private William R. Bethany -- 9-10/62 absent sick at home; 11/30/62 deserted at Abbeville, MS

Private James Rufus Bounds -- captured in hospital Vicksburg; AWOL at last official muster 8/64; further service unclear

Private William H. Bounds -- AWOL and absent sick most of career with regiment; absent with leave 10-12/63; AWOL at last official muster 8/64; further service unclear

Private Joseph B. Burnett -- 7/20/64 accidentally wounded at Peachtree Creek, apparently not by enemy (his pension application says "one foot shot to pieces"); 8/17/64 at Floyd House and Ocmulgee Hospitals, Macon, GA ("v.s.left foot, amputation of middle toe and metatarsal bone"); at home wounded rest of war; paroled Meridian, MS, at war's end with Maj. Gerald (occupation on undated pension: farmer)

Private C.A. Calloway -- enlisted 12/31/63 Columbus, MS; paroled Meridian, MS, at war's end

Private James M. Cannon -- captured Vicksburg; captured Nashville; POW 12/22/64 Camp Douglas, IL; released from there at war's end
Private John Carter -- died 11/30/62 in hospital at Durant, MS (disease)

Private L. Marbury Chisolm -- captured Corinth, MS; captured Vicksburg; AWOL at last official muster 8/64; further service unclear

Private Robert H. Clark -- died 6/25/62 Aberdeen, MS (cause not specified)

Private William Clark -- died 9/27/62 Camp Discrier, Saltillo, MS (cause not specified, but almost certainly disease)

Private Thomas J. Creekmore -- discharged 6/20/62 on certificate of disability from Medical Board (occupation: farmer) (aged 30 years)

Private John J. Davis -- 8/31/62 sick in hospital at Okolona, MS; 1-2/63 sick in hospital; captured Vicksburg; AWOL at last official muster 8/64; further service unclear

Private Thomas Edward (Edwin?) "Ed" Davis -- 11-12/62 on extra duty as regimental waggoneer; present on last official muster roll on which he appears 2/63; further service unclear

Private A.W. Dollar -- 8/31/62 absent sick at General Hospital, Marion, MS; 11-12/62 absent sick in hospital at Marion, MS; captured Vicksburg; AWOL at last official muster 8/64; further service unclear

Private John W. Drake -- 8/31/62 absent sick in hospital Columbus, MS; 9-10/62 sick at home; 11-12/62 AWOL sick at home; 5-6/63 AWOL; surrendered NC at war's end (as a private in Co. K, 14th Consolidated MS Infantry)

Private J. Benson Ellis -- AWOL 9-12/62; 1-2/63 absent sick in hospital; 5-6/63 absent with leave; AWOL 11/63-4/64; present at last official muster 8/64; seems to have served in Tennessee Campaign of 1864 because, on his 1900 pension application, he claims that he "was captured by the bushwackers in TN and detained a week by them"; honestly admits he was not with command when it surrendered in NC (occupation in 1900: farmer) (aged 37 when enlisted)

Private William H. Fielder -- died 7/17/62 Foard Hospital, Columbus, MS (cause not specified, but had to be disease); Pvt. Fielder was listed in hospital as being a member of "Brown's Miss. Batt., Love's Co. K, 43 Miss. Regt."

Private S.K. Floyd -- this coward hired Pvt. B.J. Alday [q.v.] 6/19/62 as a substitute and left the service

Private (?) Allen Fore -- claimed on 1903 pension application to have enlisted into Capt. Love's company in 1862, although he called it Co. I, rather than Co. K; no regimental records support his service in any company of the 43rd; however, he does appear on a company roster assembled in 1908 by surviving members of the company and published in the Kemper Herald-Star on 10/7/1908; therefore, he must have been a member, although it is likely that he was actually a very late enlistee into the regiment rather than an 1862 enlistee; no war's end parole records have been found for him

Private William Fortenberry -- enlisted 8/23/62 DeKalb, Kemper County, MS; died 11/17/62 at Marion, MS (cause not stated, but almost certainly disease)

Private Alfred Fulton -- died 6/27/62 Aberdeen, MS (cause not stated, but almost certainly disease)

Private M. Hampton "Ham" Goodson -- died 11/18/62 Castilian Springs, MS (near Holly Springs) (occupation: farmer) (aged 49 years [number hard to read])

Private Benjamin J. Gordon -- absent sick, sick at home, or sick in hospital much of career; 3-9/63 in hospital at General Hospital, Meridian, MS; 11-12/63 absent with leave; absent sick since 7/10/64 on last official muster 8/64; further service unclear

Private D.C. Gray -- known only from a listing of attendees at a 1904 Confederate Veteran Reunion held at Aberdeen, Monroe County, MS; it is probable that this soldier served during the 9/64-3/65 period for which we have no regimental records; as 40 other former members of the 43rd attended the 1904 reunion, Gray's claim to have served in the regiment would have been identified as fraudulent had he not actually served

Private John M. Griggins -- appears on but a single record as a member of the 43rd (a POW list from Camp Morton, IN, indicating capture 5/21/63 at Jackson); this record is surely a clerical error; Pvt. Griggins was never a bona fide member of the regiment

Private George F.(T.?) Hailey -- 12/62-2/63 AWOL; captured Vicksburg; AWOL 20 days during period 6-10/63; 12/63-4/64 AWOL; AWOL on last official muster roll on which he appears 4/64; further service unclear

Private Ira C. Hailey -- 9-10/62 absent sick at home; 10/29/62 died at home in Kemper County, MS (occupation: farmer) (aged 20 years)

Private John Hailey -- 9-10/62 absent sick at home; 11/62 absent sick in hospital at Winona, MS; 11/28/62 died at Durant Station (widow's 1918 pension application says Water Valley), MS (occupation: farmer) (aged 27 years)

Private William A. Hall -- 9-10/62 absent sick in hospital; 11-12/62 absent sick; captured Vicksburg; paroled Meridian, MS, at war's end (with "Co. B, Detachment with Ector's Brigade, composed of men from the Armies of Virginia and Tennessee, Confederate States Army, commanded by Lt. J. Wright, surrendered at Citronelle, AL, by Lt. Gen. Richard Taylor, CSA, to Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby, USA")

Private David Hamaker (or Haymaker) -- enlisted 11/25/63 DeKalb, MS; 11-12/63 absent with leave; captured Nashville; 12/23/64 POW Camp Douglas, IL; 2/2/65 died Camp Douglas (measles) (buried Grave Number 650, Block 2, Chicago City Cemetery)

Private A.C. Hamilton -- appears on only one record indicating his service in the 43rd (8/4/63 appears on a list of Confederate POWs from Vicksburg delivered off Mobile Harbor, AL); this record is surely a clerical error; Hamilton was never a bona fide member of the 43rd
Private Augustus C. Hammack (or Hammock) -- 9-10/62 absent sick at home; 11/62-2/63 AWOL; captured Vicksburg; 7-12/63 AWOL; 5/5/64 deserts for good.

Private John C. Hammack (or Hammock) -- 9-10/62 absent sick at home; 11-12/62 AWOL; AWOL on last official muster on which he appears 2/63; further service unclear

Private John P. Harbour -- 9-10/62 absent sick at hospital; captured Vicksburg; 9-12/63 AWOL; 1/10/64-4/64 AWOL; AWOL since 8/1/64 at last official muster 8/64; further service unclear

Private William C. Harbour -- 9-10/62 absent sick in hospital; captured Vicksburg; AWOL 9-11/63; AWOL 12/1-31/63; 1-4/64 AWOL; AWOL since 8/1/64 at last official muster 8/64; further service unclear

Private John C. Harden -- did not serve; hired a substitute, Private William Wells [q.v.]

Private John C. Hardy -- only appears on one early company muster roll; on his 1902 pension application, he claims that he was discharged 8/20/62 "not being able for service" and that he "was forever weakened with camp fever"; these statements seem to be accurate (aged 33 years at enlistment)

Private Aaron Haskins -- 5-8/62 absent sick at home; 12/62 absent sick in hospital; captured Vicksburg; 7-10/63 AWOL; 3-4/64 AWOL; surrendered NC at war's end (as a private in Co. K, 14th Consolidated MS Infantry)

Private James A. Hopper -- captured Corinth, MS; 9-10/62 absent paroled POW; 11-12/62 AWOL; 1-2/63 AWOL; 5-6/63 absent sick; 11-12/63 absent sick in hospital Lauderdale, MS; 2/22/65 admitted to Way Hospital, Meridian, MS (cause not stated); surrendered NC at war's end (as a private in Co. K, 14th Consolidated MS Infantry); apparently, Hopper resumed active service in spite of his NC parole and was paroled a second time at war's end, appearing on a "Roll of Prisoners of War of divers companies and regiments (detached) of the Confederate States Army, commanded by Lt. Col. R.H. Lindsay, surrendered at Citronelle, Ala., by Lieut. Gen. R. Taylor, C.S.A., to Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby, U.S.A., May__, 1865, and paroled at ______, May __, 1865. Roll dated Meridian, Miss., May 12, 1865"

Private John D.M. Hopper -- 9-10/62 absent sick in hospital; 6/29/63 wounded Vicksburg [Note: 6/11 and 6/24 are also given as dates for Hopper's wounding. However, the Vicksburg Diary for 6/29/63 states, "Harper of Co. K wounded with a minnie ball." There is no "Harper" in Co. K and none of the other "Harper's" in the regiment were wounded at Vicksburg. The Southern pronounciation of "Hopper" is almost identical to "Harper." As the Vicksburg Diary is in all other respects correct regarding regimental deaths and wounds, it must be assumed that Pvt. Hopper was wounded on 6/29/63.]; wound described as "Vul Sclopeb [flesh wound] of right arm ball ranging obliquely upwards from articulation of elbow to insertion of deltoid muscle, producing extensive loss of tissue, with impairment of innervation, destroying its use and unfitting him from any service"; paroled in General Hospital #2, Vicksburg; 8/4/63 among sick and wounded Confederate POWs delivered to Confederate authorities off Mobile Harbor; 7/63-4/64 AWOL; AWOL since 8/1/64 on last official muster roll 8/31/64; 11/15/64 Hopper's request to appear before the Medical Examining Board for the purpose of being retired from active service is approved from the company level all the way up to Gen. Hood, commanding the Army of Tennessee; 2/3/65 Medical Examining Board unanimously approves Pvt. Hopper's retirement to the Invalid Corps (occupation: farmer) (aged 28 years)

Private Henry King Houston -- 11/7/62 died Waterford, MS (cause not stated)

Private Andrew Jackson -- 5-10/62 absent sick; 6/11/63 killed Vicksburg ("Jackson of Co. K killed being shot through the head with a minnie ball.")

Private Martin Jackson -- 9-10/62 absent sick at home; captured Vicksburg; 7/63-4/64 AWOL; AWOL since 8/1/64 on last official muster 8/31/64; further service unclear

Private Claborne F. "Clabe" Johnson -- 12/62 AWOL; captured Vicksburg; 7/63-4/64 AWOL; AWOL since 8/1/64 on last official muster 8/31/64; further service unclear

Private Robert W. Johnson -- 9-12/62 absent sick at home; captured Vicksburg; 10-12/63 AWOL; 2-4/64 AWOL; present at last official muster 8/64; paroled Meridian, MS, at war's end
Private H.C.D. Stang [sic] Jones -- 9-12/62 sick and, later, detailed in hospital (type detail not specified); captured in Washington Hospital at fall of Vicksburg; 7/22/63 among sick and wounded Vicksburg POWs delivered to Confederate authorities off Fort Morgan, AL; 7-12/63 AWOL; 1-4/64 AWOL; AWOL since 8/1/64 on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear

Private H.L. Jones -- 7/12/62 died at home in Kemper County, MS

Private Calvin Jordan -- 9/19/62 captured Iuka, MS (either in hospital or straggling, as the 43rd, while on the field, did not participate in the Battle of Iuka); 9-10/62 absent paroled POW; captured Vicksburg; 11-12/63 AWOL; 1-4/64 AWOL; present at last official muster 8/64; further service unclear

Private John Kellis -- never missed a day's service with the regiment; captured Vicksburg; 7/17/63 died of unspecified causes at Vicksburg (probably a combination of exhaustion, exposure, hunger, and disease)

Private Amos King -- 9-10/62 absent sick at home; 11/20/62 died at home in Kemper County, MS (occupation: farmer) (aged 34 years)

Private Hudson Powell Lipscomb -- 12/62 AWOL; captured Vicksburg; 11-12/63 AWOL; 6/12/64 at Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, GA ("chronic diarrhea, emaciation, and gen'l disability"); 7/2/64 medically furloughed from Ocmulgee Hospital for 30 days; 8/7/64 re-admitted to Ocmulgee Hospital (chronic diarrhea); present on last official muster 8/64; supposed to have been paroled some time in May 1865, as he was part of Gen. Taylor's surrender to Gen. Canby, but no such parole has been located; however, it is clear that Pvt. Lipscomb served until the war's end

Private Henry Loftin -- 9-10/62 absent sick at home; 11/30/62 deserted at Abbeville, MS

Private Thomas Loftin -- 10/62-11/63 AWOL; 12/63 in arrest for AWOL at Enterprise, MS, with Lt. Burrow's detachment of the 43rd; 7/10/64 deserts for good

Private Jesse A. Lovelady -- 9-10/62 absent sick in hospital; captured Vicksburg; 7-10/63 absent with leave; 11-12/63 AWOL; 3-4/64 AWOL; ca. 5/9/64 turns self in as AWOL at DeKalb, Kemper County, MS, in order to take advantage of Gen. Polk's amnesty offer; rather than being given orders and transportation back to his command (then supposed to be at Marietta, GA), Lovelady was arrested and had all his money taken from him; a long series of letters among Lovelady, his father, and assorted army officials then ensued, the upshot being that all charges were ultimately dropped and he was allowed to rejoin the 43rd in GA; present on last official muster 8/64; paroled Meridian, MS, at war's end

Private John William Madison -- 8/23/62 enlisted DeKalb, MS; captured Vicksburg; 11-12/63 AWOL; 1-4/64 AWOL; present on last official muster 8/64; further service unclear (occupation in 1910: farmer) (aged 23 years at enlistment)

Private Charles W. Mars -- 11/30/62 in hospital near Abbeville, MS; 12/62 absent in hospital; 5/11/63 dies in Milldale Hospital (near Vicksburg)

Private George W. Mars -- that portion of Pvt. Mars' service record covering the period 5/62-4/63 has not survived; captured Vicksburg; 11-12/63 AWOL; 1-4/64 AWOL; present on last official muster 8/64; further service unclear

Private Robert A. Mars -- captured Corinth, MS; 9-10/62 listed as "missing after the Battle of Corinth and probably killed"; 10/4/62 paroled at Corinth; 11-12/62 AWOL; 6/5/63 dies at Canton, MS (cause of death and reason for absence from regiment not stated)

Private Hiram McArthur -- 1916 pension application claims wounded "slightly" and received a "broose" at Corinth, MS; 10/62 absent sick in hospital; 5/17/63 captured Chickasaw Bayou, MS (near Vicksburg); 6/9/63 POW Fort Delaware, DE; 7/6/63 exchanged City Point, VA; 10/63 AWOL; 11-12/63 AWOL; 1-4/64 AWOL; present on last official muster 8/64; further service unclear, but WPA History of Kemper County, MS, states his claim to have been sick in hospital at the time of the surrender (aged 32 years at enlistment)

Private Archibald McBride -- 8/62 absent sick with leave; 9-10/62 absent sick at home; 11/62-6/63 AWOL; 11-12/63 AWOL; 2/15-4/30/64 AWOL; 7/10/64 deserts

Private Allen McCrory -- 8/62 in hospital Marion, MS (cause not stated); 11/1/62 in unspecified hospital (cause not stated); 5/21/63 captured (and apparently paroled) in Milldale (MS) Hospital (near Vicksburg); 7/63-4/64 AWOL; AWOL since 8/1/64 on 8/64 muster roll; further service unclear

Private James McCrory -- 8/62 absent sick with leave; 9-10/62 absent sick at home; 11-12/62 AWOL; 1-2/63 AWOL; captured Vicksburg; 7-12/63 AWOL; AWOL since 2/15/64 on 4/64 muster roll; AWOL since 8/1/64 on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear

Private John McCrory -- enlisted 3/9/63 Snyder's Mills, MS (near Vicksburg); captured Vicksburg; 11-12/63 AWOL; AWOL since 3/5/64 on 4/64 muster roll; absent sick since 8/18/64 on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear

Private Robert McCrory -- 8-10/62 absent sick in hospital Marion, MS; captured Vicksburg; 11-12/63 AWOL; AWOL since 1/10/64 on 4/64 muster roll, although he claimed on his 1911 pension application that he was wounded in the form of a "cut" at Tupelo, MS (the 43rd was mounted 2/64 to resist Sooy Smith's raid and served in the general vicinity of Tupelo, but McCrory was absent during this field operation); present on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear (occupation in 1911: farmer) (aged 24 years at enlistment)

Private L. James McNeil -- 8/62 absent sick; 11/7/62 in hospital Waterford, MS (cause not specified); 11-12/62 absent in hospital Waterford, MS; 5-6/63 absent sick in hospital at Vicksburg; captured and paroled in hospital Vicksburg; 7-12/63 AWOL; AWOL since 2/15/64 on 4/64 muster roll; AWOL since 8/1/64 on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear

Private James Miller -- enlisted 9/13/63 DeKalb, Kemper County, MS; 10-12/63 absent with leave; present on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear

Private E.G. Morton -- only appears on one early company muster roll; probably never served actively in the field with the regiment

Private John B. Murphy -- missing after Corinth, MS; 11/18/62 dies at home in Kemper County, MS (occupation: farmer) (aged 31 years)

Private Stephen Neal -- according to his 1916 pension application, discharged ca. 5/25/62 due to "physical inability"; no official regimental records exist for him; however, he does in fact appear on the original Kemper Fencibles muster roll as a private; additionally, he appears on a company roster assembled in 1908 by surviving members of the company and published in the Kemper Herald-Star on 10/7/1908; therefore, he must have been a member of the company, if only for two weeks; his pension application was witnessed by none other than 2nd Lt. Robert Adcock of Co. K (occupation in 1916: farmer) (aged 29 years at enlistment)

Private James J. Oden -- missing after Corinth, MS; 11-12/62 on extra duty as blacksmith; 5-6/63 absent sick in hospital Vicksburg; captured Vicksburg; 7-12/63 AWOL; AWOL since 8/1/64 on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear

Private William J. Overstreet -- 6/62-2/63 absent sick with leave; captured Vicksburg; 11-12/63 AWOL; 11/30/64 wounded Franklin, TN (in lower left leg by conical ball); 12/17/64 captured (probably in hospital) Franklin, TN; 2/6/65 admitted to No. 1, U.S.A. General Hospital, Nashville, TN (lower one-third of left leg amputated); 3/1/65 transferred to Provost Marshall's office; 3/12/65 POW Camp Chase, OH; 3/31/65 POW Point Lookout, MD (transferred for exchange, but was apparently too sick to be exchanged); 6/6/65 released from Point Lookout at war's end (aged 17 years at enlistment)

Private Andrew H.H. Peden -- 6/26/62 died at Aberdeen, MS (disease)
Private William Robert(?) Peden -- 7-8/62 absent sick with leave; 9-10/62 absent sick at home; 11-12/62 AWOL; 1-2/63 AWOL; 5/15/63 dies at home in Kemper County, MS (occupation: farmer) (aged 39 years) (height: 6 ft. 3 in.)

Private James M. Perry -- 12/3/62 deserted

Private John W. Pickett -- 8/62 absent sick; 9-10/62 absent sick at home; captured Vicksburg; 11-12/63 AWOL; captured Nashville; 12/23/64 POW Camp Douglas, IL; 4/2/65 turned traitor at Camp Douglas and enlisted in the 6th U.S. Volunteer Infantry

Private John W. Pitts -- missing after Corinth, MS; 12/28/62 in hospital Vaiden, MS; captured Vicksburg; 10/63 AWOL; 11-12/63 absent with leave; AWOL since 1/12/64 on 4/64 muster roll; AWOL since 8/1/64 on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear

Private William C. Poole -- 9-10/62 absent sick at home; 12/62 AWOL; 5/17(or 22)/63 captured Chickasaw Bayou, MS (near Vicksburg); POW Camp Morton, IN (no date given); 6/9/63 POW Fort Delaware, DE; 7/6/63 exchanged City Point, VA; 10-12/63 AWOL; present at last official muster 8/64; further service unclear

Private Henry R. Richardson -- 12/62 AWOL; captured Vicksburg; 10-12/63 AWOL; 1-4/64 AWOL; captured Nashville; 12/23/64 POW Camp Douglas, IL; 4/2/65 turned traitor at Camp Douglas and enlisted in the 6th U.S. Volunteer Infantry

Private George W. Richardson -- 8/62 absent sick; 9/7/62 died at home in Kemper County, MS (occupation: farmer) (aged 24 years)

Private Hugh B. Richardson -- enlisted 9/18/63 Enterprise, Clarke County, MS; 9-12/63 absent with leave; 1-4/64 AWOL; present on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear

Private Oliver "Ol" Richardson -- 9-10/62 absent sick at home; 11-12/62 AWOL; 2/24/63 absent sick at home without leave since this day; captured Vicksburg; 8-12/63 AWOL; 1-4/64 AWOL; AWOL since 8/1/64 on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear

Private George W. Robertson -- captured Vicksburg; 10/64 AWOL; 11-12/63 absent with leave; officially listed as AWOL since 2/20/64 on 4/64 muster roll, but was in hospital a large part of that time; 3/11/64 admitted to 1st Mississippi C.S.A. Hospital, Jackson, MS ("febris int. tertian," which is apparently some sort of high fever); captured Nashville; 12/23/64 POW Camp Douglas, IL; 5/14/65 died in hospital (Ward D, Cot 4) Camp Douglas (pneumonia); buried Block [illegible - B? 8?], Chicago City Cemetery

Private H. Saunders -- appears on only one early company muster roll; probably never served actively with the regiment in the field

Private Elisha Sellars -- 9-10/62 absent either sick; 11-12/62 absent sick; 1-2/63 AWOL; 5-6/63 AWOL; 11-12/63 absent with leave; absent sick since 6/30/64 on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear

Private James Shepherd -- 9-10/62 absent sick at Aberdeen, MS; 11-12/62 AWOL; 4/27/63 given medical discharge at Snyder's Mills, MS (near Vicksburg) (disease of liver) (occupation: farmer) (aged 22 years)

Private George W. Skinner -- captured Vicksburg; 10/63 AWOL; 11-12/63 AWOL; AWOL since 1/15/64 on 4/64 muster roll; AWOL since 8/1/64 on last official muster roll 8/64; 10/24/64 takes Oath of Allegience to U.S. at Memphis, TN, as a "deserter from rebel army" (aged 30 years at desertion)

Private D.H. Smith -- 8/62 absent sick in hospital Columbus, MS; missing after Corinth, MS; 5-6/63 absent on detached service (teamster); captured Vicksburg; present on last official muster on which he appears 4/64; further service unclear

Private Dick Smith -- known only from muster roll apparently assembled by veterans of the company and published in the Kemper Herald Star, Kemper County, MS, 10/7/1908; Smith would have served during the 9/64-3/65 period for which we have no regimental records and, thus, would have been one of the last enlistees into the company [Note: Dick Smith is probably identical to Pvt. D.H. Smith (above).]

Private Felix S. Smith -- 10/10/62 admitted Lauderdale Springs, MS, hospital; 11-12/62 in hospital Lauderdale Springs, MS; AWOL since 12/15/62 on 2/63 muster roll; 5/21/63 captured (and probably paroled same day) Milldale (MS) hospital (near Vicksburg); AWOL 10/63; absent sick since 6/10/64 on 8/64 muster roll; 6/12/64 admitted Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, GA (rheumatism and general disability); 7/8/64 beginning of 30-day medical furlough from Ocmulgee Hospital; further service unclear

Private Felix M. Smith -- enlisted 9/10/63 DeKalb, Kemper County, MS; 11-12/63 AWOL; 6/18/64 died at Penn Hospital, Griffin, GA (typhoid); Private Smith's entire worldly wealth at his death amounted to: "(1) One Blanket Valued @ 1.00;(1) One Coat Valued @ 1.00; (1) Hat Valued @ 1.00; (1) Pr. Shoes Valued @ 5.00; (1) Handerchief Valued @ .25; (1) Pr. Suspenders Valued @ .50; (1) One Pr. Gloves Valued @ 2.00; (4) Four Twists Tobacco Valued @ 1.00; (1) One Pocket Book Valued @ 1.00. [Total] $12.75 and (1) One gold ring sent by request to Sister"

Private Jasper Newt Smith -- 8/62 absent sick; captured Corinth, MS; AWOL 10/10/62-2/63; 5-6/63 absent sick at home; 10/25/63 sent to hospital at Macon, Noxubee County, MS; AWOL since 11/10/63 on last muster on which he appears 4/64; further service unclear
Private William C. Smith -- 8/62 absent sick in hospital Columbus, MS; missing after Corinth, MS; captured Vicksburg; 11-12/63 AWOL; AWOL since 3/10/64 on last muster roll on which he appears 4/64; further service unclear

Private John Strange --8/62 absent sick in hospital Okolona, MS; 12/62 AWOL; 5/21/63 captured (and probably paroled same day) Milldale (MS) Hospital; 7-12/63 AWOL; AWOL since 3/3/64 on 4/64 muster roll; AWOL since 8/1/64 on 8/64 muster roll; surrendered NC at war's end (as a private in Co. K, 14th Consolidated MS Infantry)

Private Wilson A. "Wils" Swearingen -- enlisted 2/2/63 Snyder's Mills, MS (near Vicksburg); captured Vicksburg; 10/63 AWOL; 11/16/63 transferred to Co. A, 36th MS Infantry
Private John Waits -- 8/62 absent sick with leave; 9-10/62 absent sick at home; 11-12/62 absent sick in hospital Waterford, MS; 1-2/63 AWOL; 5-12/63 AWOL; last muster roll on which he appears 4/64 says he was "reported dead" (cause and place not stated)

Private [first name not stated] Walls -- known only from muster roll apparently assembled by veterans of the company and published in the Kemper Herald Star, Kemper County, MS, 10/7/1908; Walls would have served during the 9/64-3/65 period for which we have no regimental records and, thus, would have been one of the last enlistees into the company [Note: Walls is probably identical to Pvt. William Wells (below).]

Private Ken M. Watkins -- discharged 9/7/62 (place and cause not stated)
Private James D.H. Weir -- 8-10/62 absent on detached service as nurse in hospital at Okolona, MS; 6/11/63 wounded Vicksburg; 6/63 in hospital wounded Vicksburg; 7/16/63 paroled in General Hospital No. 2, Vicksburg; 8/4/63 among sick and wounded Vicksburg POWs delivered off Mobile Harbor, AL, to Confederate authorities; 11-12/63 AWOL; AWOL since 11/1/63 on last muster on which he appears 4/64; further service unclear

Private William Wells -- enlisted 8/1/62 DeKalb, Kemper County, MS, as a substitute for Pvt. John C. Harden [q.v.]; 9/12 or 9/13/62 goes AWOL just as regiment takes the field for first actual campaign; 9-10/62 absent sick at home; 11-12/62 AWOL "since Sept. 15, 1862"; 1-2/63 AWOL; 5-6/63 AWOL; AWOL since 10/10/63 on 10/63 muster roll; 11-12/63 AWOL; AWOL since 10/10/63 on last official muster on which he appears 4/64; further service unclear [Note: William Wells is probably identical to Pvt. --- Walls (above).]

Private Hirham Wether -- only appears on one document indicating his being a member of the 43rd (appears on an undated "Roll of Prisoners of War at Camp Morton, Ind. Where captured: Chickasaw Bayou. When captured: May 22, 1863."); this document is surely a clerical error, as no other regimental records show him as a member of the 43rd; Pvt. Wether never served in the 43rd

Private Alfred M. White -- AWOL 12/62; 1-2/63 absent sick at General Hospital, Meridian, MS; 4-6/63 in hospital at Meridian; AWOL since 3/29/64 on 4/64 muster roll; present on last official muster roll 8/64; paroled Gainesville, AL, at war's end

Private N.M. White -- enlisted 2/1/64 Columbus, Lowndes County, MS; paroled Gainesville, AL, at war's end [Note: White claimed on his 1908 pension application to "have about lost the use of both feet caused by frostbite during the war," meaning that he almost certainly took part in Hood's Tennessee Campaign, which was notorious for the suffering of the barefoot Confederates in the record cold and snow of that 1864 winter; attended 1904 Confederate Reunion at Aberdeen, Monroe County, MS (occupation in 1908: farmer) (aged 16 at enlistment)

Private William D. White -- missing after Corinth, MS; captured 5/17/63 Chickasaw Bayou, MS (near Vicksburg); ca. 6/1/63 POW Camp Morton, IN; 6/9/63 POW Fort Delaware, DE; 6/27/63 died in hospital Fort Delaware, DE

Private Eli H. Whitten -- 10/1/62-2/63 absent sick at home; captured Vicksburg; AWOL 10-12/63; present on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear


Private James E. Whittle -- enlisted 1/22/63 Enterprise, Clarke County, MS; 5-6/63 absent in hospital Vicksburg; captured Vicksburg; 12/63 AWOL; AWOL since 12/4/63 on last official muster on which he appears 4/64; further service unclear

Private H. Wilkins -- appears on only one early company muster roll; probably never served actively in the field with the regiment

Private John F. Williamson -- 8/62 absent sick in hospital Columbus, MS; 12/2/62 "left sick at Oxford [MS]" (which was captured the next day by the Yankees); captured 12/3/62 Oxford, MS; 12/23/62 paroled in Confederate Hospital, Oxford, MS; 1-2/63 AWOL; AWOL since 3/1/63 on 6/63 muster roll; AWOL 11-12/63; AWOL since 2/17/64 on last official muster on which he appears 4/64; further service unclear (aged 33 years at Oxford capture)

Private E. Bird Wilson -- 8/62 absent sick with leave; 10/7/62-12/62 absent sick; 5-6/63 absent sick in hospital Canton, MS; 11-12/63 absent with leave; present on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear

Private William Wilson -- 10/15/63 enlisted DeKalb, Kemper County, MS; absent sick since 7/10/64 on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear

Private Samuel S. Windham -- missing after Corinth, MS; captured Vicksburg; 7-12/63 AWOL; AWOL since 2/15/64 on 4/64 muster roll; AWOL since 8/1/64 on last official muster roll 8/64; ca. 9/16/64 [date of camp's establishment] reports to Camp for Paroled Prisoners of the Army of Tennessee, Columbus, GA; bef. 10/31/64 deserts from Camp for Paroled Prisoners; further service unclear

Private John H. Young -- captured Vicksburg; AWOL 10/63; 11-12/63 absent with leave; AWOL since 2/1/64 on 4/64 official muster roll; captured Nashville; 12/22/64 POW Camp Douglas, IL; released from there at war's end
Private Samuel Young -- captured Vicksburg; 10/63 AWOL; 11-12/63 absent with leave; AWOL since 2/1/64 on official muster 4/64; present on last official muster roll 8/64; further service unclear

Servant Wiley Claiborne (alias Willy Cannon) -- served Pvt. James M. Cannon; went to war with Pvt. Cannon in 1863; was "sent home from TN" after Pvt. Cannon was captured at Nashville; recalls company being commanded by Captain Henry Gully
Servant Eli (or Ely or Elyb) Lampley -- served the captain's mess, including Capt. Love, 1st Lt. (acting captain) H.J. Gully, and 1st Sergeant (later captain of cavalry) Benjamin Lampley; served the whole war, except for the Carolinas Campaign, when he was sick at home; Eli Lampley's application was witnessed by none other than company 2nd Lt. Robert Adcock, who would certainly have been familiar with Eli's service to the first officer's of the company [Note: Eli Lampley was almost certainly a slave of wealthy John C. Lampley of Kemper County, who was the father of Benjamin Lampley and father-in-law of H.J. Gully.] (aged 18 when he went to war)
 

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