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21st MS Infantry, Company I

( May 18, 1861)

OFFICERS

SURNAME GIVEN RANK
Humphreys Benjamin Grubbs Captain 
Gibson Tully S. 1st Lt 
Stafford  Austin K.  2nd Lt 
Martin D.S.  3rd Lt 
Hart  John A.  1st Sgt 
Barnes  Thomas A. 2nd Sgt
Bridewell  Henry F.  3rd Sgt 
Gluyas  George E. C. 4th Sgt 
Shaw  Stephen H. T.  5th Sgt 
Kempton  George C.  1st Corporal
Buchanan Robert W.  3rd Corporal
Woodruff  George W.  4th Corporal 

PRIVATES


A- G


Abay  W. A. 
Adams  Graves S.
Archer  Edward S. 
Babb  Seymour 
Bailey Joseph L. 
Barcus  Jessey 
Baskett  Louis T.
Bates  Robert J. 
Blalock  W. B. 
Bridges George W. 
Browning  Allen J.
Carras  G. W. 
Casey  Henry C.
Catlin  R. C.
Clanahan  James 
Clements  Thomas L.
Conkers  John 
Conn R. C. 
Corgan  W. W. 
Dent  William D. 
Doyle  Thomas 
Ellington  David J.
Enos  William 
Ernest John G.
Ervin  John L.
Erwin  J. H. 
Fields John C
Fisher George
Gee T. W. 
Gibson Gadi 
Gibson  Christopher
Gorman T. 

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Handy  J. W. 
Hargroves John W. 
Harrington  John
Harvey  William J.
Hemphill  J. W. 
Henick  Fed 
Hodges  James 
Horton Alfred
Humphreys  Sam B.
Husson  Francis
Jefferson  John Y. 
Jenkins  George C.
Johnson  W. H.
Jones W. F. 
Jones Sam B.
Jones  Ed F. 
Kempton  John F. 
Key Ebernezer
Latham James M. 
Lynch  Phil
Lynch  John 
Martin Martin A.
McBrown William P. 
McClelland  Thos. H.
McGregor  Sam T. 
McLaughlen James
McNellis Phillip 
Mconnell  James M.
Money  John W. 
Moreford William M.
Nails John
Nash Caswell

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Parker James P. 
Patterson Gilbert 
Payne  John S. 
Pierce  E. H. 
Quirks  Edward 
Randle  Joseph E. 
Ratclliffe  William H. 
Robinson  Jerry 
Sale  David S. 
Scott  John A. 
Scott  Thomas Y.
Shelby  Isaac J. 
Shotwell  Reubin 
Sisloff  Joseph S. 
Skelton  Bailey 
Smith  S. P. 
Smith Robert L. 
Spells  M. F. 
Spells  David 
Stancill  B. E. 
Stancill  Godfrey 
Stewart  John W. 
Stokely  G. W. J. 
Strong  Robert H. 
Summers  John 
Tate  B. L. 
Thompson  J. J. 
Thornhill  Sessey 
Wagoman  Allen P. 
Weathersby  Jeff S. 
Wolf  George 
Wormack  Green B. 


 
 
Additional members of 
Company I, 21st Mississippi after 1861
James Fontaine Maury Mar 04, 1862 Jan 1863 Transferred to Gen Van Dorn's staff.
Was Gen Humphreys'
brother-in-law and GGGrandfather of
Buck Shuler
          

A battle flag from the 21st MS regiment is reported to be on display at The Old Courthouse Museum in Vicksburg, MS.

See also: Mississippi Civil War Information

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Brief Biography of Benjamin Grubbs Humphreys

Born: 24 or 26 August 1808, Claiborne County, MS

Died: 20 December 1882, Leflore County, MS

Pre-War Profession: Entered West Point in 1825 but was dismissed following a riot in 1826. Lawyer, Farmer, and Politician.

War Service 1861 raised the Sunflower Guards in 21st Mississippi. Elected as Capt. Promoted to Col.: Seven Days, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg. August 1863: Promoted to Brig. Gen.: Chickamauga, Knoxville, in Kershaw's division in the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Shenandoah Valley campaign, wounded at Berryville, commanded a military district in Mississippi.

Post War Career Insurance agent, planter.

See also: Mississippi Units by County of Origin
1861-1865

Mississippi in the
War Between the States
1861-1865

Civil War Pension Records

Where to obtain
Service Records and Pension Applications

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Sons of Confederate Veterans
Brig. Gen. Benjamin G. Humphreys
Camp #1625, Indianola, Mississippi

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Sources:

Rowland, Dunbar, A Military History of Mississippi.

Hemphill, Marie M., Fevers, Floods and Faith, (Indianola MS), Sunflower County Historical Society, 1980, p. 65-66

Information gathered from WWW resources


 
 

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