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

he 43rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry Volunteers, CSA, was also known as "Moore's Regiment," "Harrison's Regiment," "the Camel Regiment," and "the Bloody Forty-third."

Organized 15 May 1862. The 43rd Mississippi Infantry saw service at Iuka, fought at 2nd Corinth, resisted Grant's Central Mississippi Railroad Campaign, repulsed Sherman at 2nd Chickasaw Bayou, served in Deer Creek Expedition (Pound's detachment), nobly endured the Siege of Vicksburg, fought at the Siege of Jackson (Pound's detachment), campaigned at Chickamauga (Pound's detachment), helped turn back Sooy Smith's Meridian Expedition, fought in the 100 Day's Battles all the way from Resaca to Atlanta, endured the Siege of Atlanta, skirmished at Decatur, made a famous charge on Franklin's bloody fields of glory, was shattered at Nashville, but, undaunted, rose from the ashes to fight again at Kinston and, finally, took part in the last great Confederate charge at Bentonville.

The pages you now hold bear the hallowed names of the noble, courageous Sons of the South who did these mighty deeds of valor. Cherish their memory. Laud their bravery. Celebrate their Heritage of Honor.

"Though men deserve, they may not win success; the brave will honor the brave, vanquished nonetheless."

Deo Vindice
("God Vindicates")
Company K
"Kemper Fencibles"
DeKalb, Kemper County
11 May 1862
Captain William Augustus "Gus" Love
1st Lieutenant/Acting Captain Henry James "H.J." Gully
2nd Lieutenant Robert Adcock
2nd Lieutenant Robert C. Farrar
2nd Lieutenant Samuel Kittrell Gully
Orderly/1st Sergeant Benjamin L. Lampley
1st Sergeant John C. Whitten
2nd Sergeant Adam Calvert
2nd Sergeant W.A. "Dock" Houston
3rd Sergeant William O. Pettus
4th Sergeant William S. Callaway
4th Sergeant John E. Chisolm
4th Sergeant John C. Lovelady
Sergeant H.C. Smith
1st Corporal J. Mark Harden
2nd Corporal Alexander T. Dixon
2nd Corporal Silas B. "Cy" Forrester
2nd Corporal David J. Greenlees
2nd Corporal Joseph E. Stewart
2nd Corporal William Henry Thomas
2nd Corporal Jerry M. Watkins
4th Corporal John A. "Sandy" Holton
Corporal Willis C. Watkins
Isaac Jack Abercrombie
B.J. Alday
Samuel Alday
Calvin M. "Cal" Atwood
William R. Bethany
James Rufus Bounds
William H. Bounds
Joseph B. Burnett
C.A. Calloway
James M. Cannon
John Carter
L. Marbury Chisolm
Robert H. Clark
William Clark
Thomas J. Creekmore
John J. Davis
Thomas Edward (Edwin?) Davis
A.W. Dollar
John W. Drake
J. Benson Ellis
William H. Fielder
S.K. Floyd
Allen Fore
William Fortenberry
Alfred Fulton
M. Hampton "Ham" Goodson
Benjamin J. Gordon
D.C. Gray
John M. Griggins
George F.(T.?) Hailey
Ira C. Hailey
John Hailey
William A. Hall
David Hamaker (or Haymaker)
A.C. Hamilton
Augustus C. Hammack (or Hammock)
John C. Hammack (or Hammock)
John P. Harbour
William C. Harbour
John C. Harden
John C. Hardy
Aaron Haskins
James A. Hopper
John D.M. Hopper
Henry King Houston
Andrew Jackson
Martin Jackson
Claborne F. "Clabe" Johnson
Robert W. Johnson
H.C.D. Stang [sic] Jones
H.L. Jones
Calvin Jordan
John Kellis
Amos King
Hudson Powell Lipscomb
Henry Loftin
Thomas Loftin
Jesse A. Lovelady
John William Madison
Charles W. Mars
George W. Mars
Robert A. Mars
Hiram McArthur
Archibald McBride
Allen McCrory
James McCrory
John McCrory
Robert McCrory
L. James McNeil
James Miller
E.G. Morton
John B. Murphy
Stephen Neal
James J. Oden
William J. Overstreet
Andrew H.H. Peden
William Robert(?) Peden
James M. Perry
John W. Pickett
John W. Pitts
William C. Poole
Henry R. Richardson
George W. Richardson
Hugh B. Richardson
Oliver "Ol" Richardson
George W. Robertson
H. Saunders
Elisha Sellars
James Shepherd
George W. Skinner
D.H. Smith
Dick Smith
Felix S. Smith
Felix M. Smith
Jasper Newt Smith
William C. Smith
John Strange
Wilson A. "Wils" Swearingen
John Waits
[first name not stated] Walls
Ken M. Watkins
James D.H. Weir
William Wells
Hirham Wether
Alfred M. White
N.M. White
William D. White
Eli H. Whitten
James E. Whittle
H. Wilkins
John F. Williamson
E. Bird Wilson
William Wilson
Samuel S. Windham
John H. Young
Samuel Young
Wiley Claiborne (alias Willy Cannon)
Eli (or Ely) Lampley

Note: If you have manuscript, photographic, newspaper, oral tradition, or other unpublished information regarding the 43rd MS Infantry or any of its soldiers, please contact Jim Huffman or at 1230 Stemwood Drive, Picayune, MS 39466. (601) 798-8208. This material is needed for a true regimental history of the 43rd. Please visit our 43rd MS Infantry website at www.43rdmississippi.homestead.com/index.html . Please visit the Sons of Confederate Veterans homepage at www.scv.org and the MS Division SCV webpage at www.mississippiscv.org .


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