Sunflower County, MS
( May 18, 1861)
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.
Rowland, Dunbar, A Military History of Mississippi.
Hemphill, Marie M., Fevers, Floods and Faith, (Indianola MS), Sunflower County Historical Society, 1980, p. 65-66
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